[thelist] When does "bought code" become your own ?

Joshua OIson joshua at alphashop.net
Fri May 18 10:25:07 CDT 2001

Some links I found on the subject:


An article about ownership of interfaces:


That's all I could find for now.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Joshua OIson" <joshua at alphashop.net>
Subject: Re: [thelist] When does "bought code" become your own ?

> Off the top of my head, I think I remember something about a 30% code
> difference is enough to differentiate two different programs.  Meaning, if
> you change 30% of it, then you are not in violation of copyright
> regulations.  There may be provisions stating that you must give credit to
> the original author, but you don't have to worry about the copyright
> at that point.
> Again, please do NOT take this as gospel.  The information I have is quite
> old and the laws may have changed since I got the numbers.
> -joshua

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