To Al Kossow at bitsavers

Johnny Billquist bqt at
Sun Nov 15 13:56:02 CST 2015

On 2015-11-15 20:37, Paul Koning wrote:
>> On Nov 15, 2015, at 2:31 PM, Johnny Billquist <bqt at Update.UU.SE> wrote:
>> ...
>> I personally don't have a problem with copyright. I do have some issues with "owning" ideas... :-)
> That's fine, so do I.   Copyright has nothing to do with owning ideas, it only covers a particular expression of an idea.  I suppose the term "intellectual property" might suggest otherwise, but the rules around copyright are quite clear about this.

I think we're pretty much on the same page.
Intellectual Property, as I use it here, covers more than just copyright.

> (Patents are somewhat different, but they are are far more limited in time.)

Let's not even go there. Software patents are a quagmire.


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