[volt-nuts] Keithley 2001 Multimeter Fault
jfor at quik.com
Thu Mar 4 21:16:46 UTC 2010
Interesting, but I wonder what trumps what:
"I dissassembled your code to find out you violated my IP rights" v. fruit
of the poisoned tree.
That says effectively you can steal IP, protect it w/ your copyright, and
get away scott free. I doubt it works that way.
> Hi John,
> 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.
> -Chuck Harris
> 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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