July 27, 2004
GPL Compliance for Software Developers
17 USC 101-102
Copyright law is about "works"
Works are "fixed in a tangible medium of expression"
Pictures shown on a screen aren't works
All works have copyright automatically
Works must be original
Most of the code I'll show here is too short to be copyrightable
Please pretend that it's not
What copyright law restricts
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