Re: LisaEm 1.0.0 Released

From: James MacPhail <gg__at_email.domain.hidden>
Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2007 08:38:45 -0700

I wrote:
> Data stored on the media used by an X/ProFile is in a "proprietary" format:
> if you mount the CF card in a PC, you won't see disk image files nor
> individual Lisa/Xenix/MacWorks files.

Gilles wrote:
>But since it's proprietary and copyrighted...

My personal opinion:

Although the format used for the media is proprietary (ie. it is not a common or "standard" format nor used by anyone else as far as I know), Sigma Seven Systems Ltd. could not (within reason), use this fact to claim copyright for the data on the media of an X/ProFile user.

Sigma Seven Systems Ltd. would, of course, retain copyright for the X/ProFile firmware and hardware.

The copyright holder for the data (be it a user document, Apple software, etc.) would likely be its author.

I suppose there may be cases where some software/document stored on the media is indeed copyright by Sigma Seven Systems Ltd., eg. if one were to download the X/ProFile manual and put it on the X/ProFile.

HTH, James

James MacPhail                   "Think not of engineering as art,
uo957_at_email.domain.hidden                 but of art as engineering"
Sigma Seven Systems Ltd.
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