[volt-nuts] Keithley 2001 Multimeter Fault
cfharris at erols.com
Thu Mar 4 21:14:09 UTC 2010
The Digital Millenium Copyright Act aka DMCA, makes it illegal
to decode, disassemble, or decompile any protected work. So
basically, if you take a piece of software, or hardware and
figure out how it works, you have probably violated the DMCA.
Everything is illegal these days.
J. Forster wrote:
> " in some cases illegal "
> How do you figure that?
>> Because of the extreme number of patents, and the broad way
>> in which they are written, the probability is very high that
>> any electronic device made is infringing on at least one patent.
>> If companies behave as good corporate citizens, and put out
>> their schematics, source code, and other documentation, they
>> are essentially begging to be sued for patent infringement.
>> If they keep the schematics and other documentation as a
>> closely held secret, it makes it much harder, and in some cases
>> illegal, to find out if they have infringed your patents.
>> Innovation through litigation!
>> -Chuck Harris
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