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Re: SUN RPC code is DFSG-free

Anthony Towns <aj@azure.humbug.org.au>:

> You're invited to demonstrate an instance of someone coming up with the
> exact same expression of the exact same copyrightable idea being sued
> for copyright infringement and winning on the grounds of independent
> reinvention. For bonus points make it an instance where they had access
> to the original work.

Different people independently coming up with the same expression
would perhaps be evidence for there being insufficient originality for
there to be any copyright in the work.

A case where this might arise would be translations of a short poem. A
translation of a haiku would normally be covered by copyright, but it
is not inconceivable that two people could independently come up with
identical translations of the same haiku, particularly if both people
do a dozen versions each.

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