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Subject: Re: [boost] Legal problem with Stackoverflow contribution under the "Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 3.0" license
From: Tim Song (t.canens.cpp_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-02-19 22:57:41

On Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 3:41 PM, Niall Douglas via Boost
<boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> But it's a non-point. If you follow the full discussion of the reuse of
> snippets on stackoverflow, reuse of small pieces of code which are not
> self standing programs, or functionality in themselves, is not copyright
> infringement in most jurisdictions. cf
>,_Inc._v._Google,_Inc. after
> all.

In which the courts found copyright infringement over a nine-line
literally copied rangeCheck function.

(The district court also later ruled that the jury could have validly
found for either side on the fair use defense for the APIs. And the
jury's fair-use verdict is still under appeal, so it's hardly
"established case law".)

This copying seems by far closer to the rangeCheck copying than the APIs.

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