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Subject: Re: The superior Rybka chess knowledge

Author: Rolf Tueschen

Date: 07:51:47 01/22/06

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On January 22, 2006 at 10:21:41, Albert Silver wrote:

>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


You asked but wrote in your message that "you were always convinced that
disassembling to better understand the other code and to write about it is
UNETHICAL". Period. You wrote that not in conjunctive but you admitted that you
always thought that this way. Of course that is THEN a real attack against
Donninger. What else?



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