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Re: Question about "Conditions for Using Bison" in Bison 2.0 documentati
Re: Question about "Conditions for Using Bison" in Bison 2.0 documentation
Thu, 10 Mar 2005 14:04:41 -0800
> Hans Aberg <address@hidden> writes:
> > the output of a copyrighted program is rarely viewed as being
> > covered by the copyright of the program that made it.
> No, actually it's quite common. For example, if I run the traditional
> /usr/ccs/bin/yacc that is shipped with Solaris 9, the output file
> y.tab.c contains the following lines:
> * Copyright (c) 1993 by Sun Microsystems, Inc.
> There is no other wording granting permission to copy, so under the
> Berne convention you have no right to copy the output file y.tab.c
> unless you have some other agreement with Sun.
Actually, I believe that the Berne convention gives no standing
whatever to written copyright notices of this sort. Instead, if I
produce a copyrightable work, that work is protected by copyright
unless I take steps to make it otherwise. Here the issue is works
that are produced by the operation of copyrighted software. I don't
know what the default status is of works produced by X's use of Y's
copyrighted programs, but I rather suspect that such products belong
to X unless the license granted to X by Y explicitly makes other