copyright infringement question

Björnke von Gierke bvg at
Mon Apr 14 19:27:08 EDT 2008

In the USA it's illegal to revere engineer anything, even if it'd be  
for educational use (A somewhat recent example is deCSS, the  
"cracking" of the copy protection used by DVD's). However these law  
rules differ in every country, sometimes even for different things  
(ie. machines vs software). So if you're unsure about a legal issue,  
always ask an expert (am not one), and definitely not some random  
collection of strangers (also known as the web).

Either get a lawyer, or remain uncertain

On 15 Apr 2008, at 01:01, Neal Campbell wrote:
> I completely agree with Ian but I am not so sure your first assumption
> is as certain as you state. Many licenses state that you are not
> allowed to "reverse engineer" their code. Its questionable what that
> means (or if its enforcable) but I do know its part of quite a few
> EULAs.

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