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Subject: Re: The superior Rybka chess knowledge

Author: Albert Silver

Date: 07:21:41 01/22/06

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On January 22, 2006 at 02:38:49, Uri Blass wrote:

>On January 22, 2006 at 00:18:52, Robert Hyatt wrote:
>
>>On January 20, 2006 at 17:23:00, Uri Blass wrote:
>>
>>>
>>>It is illegal to do it.
>>>I doubt if all of them do not respect the law.
>>>
>>
>>
>>You and others keep saying this.  But it is _not_ true.   Please cite any U.S.
>>or international law that specifically and explicitly makes this a criminal act.
>> "reverse-engineering" has been adjudicated as perfectly legal in both US and
>>international courts.  One can't "copy" the code due to copyright.  But one can
>>certainly read, study, and learn from it...
>
>I guess that I was wrong but the idea that people can learn from the code of the
>commercial programs is certainly not the idea behind the commercial programs.
>
>If this is the target they can release the source directly and not release only
>an exe file.
>
>Uri

Yes, to be honest, this post helped influence my own post on the subject. Still,
I only asked about the subject, which somehow got turned into my "accusations"
or even my "attack on Donninger". Sigh.

                                        Albert



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