Re: Re: copyright a program
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Posted by M. Arthur Auslander on June 02, 2000 at 04:57:19:
In Reply to: Re: copyright a program posted by John on June 01, 2000 at 18:29:25:
: are you talking about a computer program? or a program of youths going out and volunteering at elementary schools? if you're talking about the latter -- volunteering at elementary schools -- I believe the program itself can not be copyrighted. But if you write an essay, article, brochure or book about the program, then what you write can be copyrighted, in which case you should go to the Library of Congress Web site for more info.
A copyright cannot protect and idea. Under a recent decision it is now possible to patent a business method.
There might be patentable novelty in the concept.
M. Arthur Auslander
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