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- Subject: Re: Is obfuscation meaningful way to protect proprietary Lua code ?
- From: Coda Highland <chighland@...>
- Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2013 12:13:28 -0700
On Tue, Sep 17, 2013 at 11:54 AM, Rob Kendrick <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 17, 2013 at 11:41:14AM -0700, Coda Highland wrote:
>> On Tue, Sep 17, 2013 at 11:36 AM, William Ahern
>> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> > 2) Insert markers in the code to make sure I could easily prove copying,
>> > like an extra space in a protocol response, etc.
>> It's a fairly common misconception that this actually matters. It's
>> akin to mapmakers intentionally inserting false landmarks. It might
>> prove that someone LOOKED at your stuff, but looking isn't legally
>> infringing in and of itself.
> At least in the UK, fictitious entries in Ordnance Survey maps have been
> used to successfully sue (although settled out-of-court). That seems to
> suggest it works at least some of the time.
Fair enough, I suppose I shouldn't presume to speak for the laws of
other countries. It doesn't work in the US, though.