Who invented DOS?
trixter at oldskool.org
Sat Mar 5 05:23:55 CST 2005
Terry Yager wrote:
> Should this discussion be moved to the urban
> legend mailing list?
Maybe :) I keep expecting someone to bring up "Williams Electronics, Inc. v.
Artic International, Inc." from 1982.
Heck, I'll do it myself: "The Williams program provided that the words
"Copyright 1980 Williams Electronics" in code were to be stored in its memory
devices, but were not to be displayed on the CRT at any time, thus providing a
"buried" or hidden copyright notice. When the contents of Artic's memory
devices were printed out by Williams' employees, the listings contained the
"buried" Williams copyright notice in code."
Needless to say, Williams won that case swiftly and harshly :)
Jim Leonard (trixter at oldskool.org) http://www.oldskool.org/
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