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Neil Kurzman
04/10/07 23:40
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#136957 - The story of Compac Computer.
Responding to: Ralph Sac's previous message
Why the socalled IBM PC clone was not infringing.

The method was to have one group with the PC write the specifiction for the software (reverse Enginner it). A Second group wrote the new BIOS to this specification. The Hardware in this case was not special. New (not copied) boatds where made.
This works for copywrites, not Patents.

This of course assumes that you have enough money to prove you did it right in court.

( Never take legal advice from the Internet)

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TopicAuthorDate
89C2051 unlocked and copied      John Garrett      04/08/07 09:47      
   You'll prolly find that the have set the security        Jez Smith      04/08/07 10:04      
   CPU Compare        Joe Gold      04/08/07 10:59      
   Unlock at89c2051        Bert Van Den Berg      04/08/07 13:39      
      Proof        Joseph Hebert      04/08/07 14:29      
   Close But Far Away        Michael Karas      04/08/07 14:41      
      Several Steps for the Next Product      Michael Karas      04/08/07 21:43      
         might I suggest...      Mike Stegmaier      04/08/07 21:54      
            anything else would be outright silly.      Erik Malund      04/09/07 06:36      
         please explain      Stanley Lio      04/09/07 14:16      
            try this      Erik Malund      04/09/07 14:51      
   an idea      Mike Stegmaier      04/08/07 21:37      
      I dont know how this is going.....      John D. Maniraj      04/09/07 02:51      
         the cost of copying      Jan Waclawek      04/09/07 12:39      
            It makes little sense ...      Richard Erlacher      04/09/07 13:13      
               Too optimistic ?      Christoph Franck      04/10/07 00:57      
            another way??      Andy Curda      04/09/07 13:45      
            I beg to differ....      Michael Karas      04/09/07 22:11      
               protection *scheme*?      Jan Waclawek      04/09/07 23:05      
               I absolutely agree, Michael      David Smith      04/10/07 10:10      
            COPYING YOUR PROGRAM...      Raghuram Radha      05/04/07 08:48      
               OR      Neil Kurzman      05/04/07 10:29      
      easily fixed with a soldering iron      Erik Malund      04/09/07 06:40      
   Some ideas      Jerson Fernandes      04/08/07 23:48      
   re:copied software      John Garrett      04/09/07 05:20      
      find out if you want to prove if the code is assem      Erik Malund      04/09/07 06:53      
         Excellent point!      Joseph Hebert      04/09/07 07:33      
      legit or not      Neil Kurzman      04/09/07 14:43      
      Re: Re: Copied software        Bert Van Den Berg      04/10/07 01:25      
         A guess      Erik Malund      04/10/07 09:34      
   Are you sure      Oleg Sergeev      04/09/07 07:58      
      Am I a pirate?      Muhammad Fauzan      04/10/07 03:24      
         In the US      Neil Kurzman      04/10/07 18:25      
            I don't understand part      Ralph Sac      04/10/07 22:46      
               The story of Compac Computer.      Neil Kurzman      04/10/07 23:40      
                  an example of legal reverse engineering      Erik Malund      04/11/07 07:09      
                     Would this be an example legal reverse engineering      Ralph Sac      04/11/07 18:09      
                        I can't tell      Erik Malund      04/12/07 05:56      
                           find out what the purpose of a patent is      Richard Erlacher      04/12/07 11:49      
   You still did not answer question      Ralph Sac      04/10/07 09:29      
   Copied software      John Garrett      04/10/07 14:11      
      copying      Bruce Revor      04/10/07 15:44      
      You cant prove anything      Ap Charles      05/05/07 01:19      
   copying products      Kshrip Kumar      04/11/07 00:12      
      Sad      Steve M. Taylor      04/11/07 04:44      
         but true ...      Richard Erlacher      04/11/07 10:03      
         Copying From School Days      Arif Deshmukh      11/11/08 08:49      
            What they can do      Andy Peters      11/11/08 17:03      
   Oops! See next message!      Richard Ries      11/11/08 11:12      
   Style can help      Richard Ries      11/11/08 11:22      
   There IS a way to survive      Richard Erlacher      11/11/08 18:58      
      Support, support, support!      Kai Klaas      11/12/08 05:49      
         You're right, of course, but ...      Richard Erlacher      11/12/08 08:12      
            Nothing more annoying ...      Christoph Franck      11/13/08 06:36      
               Yes, if this is the only "support" he gets from you...      Kai Klaas      11/13/08 07:18      
                  Well, there is support and then there's handholding      Richard Erlacher      11/13/08 09:10      

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