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    SubjectRe: spinlocks, the GPL, and binary-only modules
    Rik van Riel:
    > > The only analogy i can think of is a remix of songs, and several people
    > > have gotten into wonderfully large lawsuits over that.
    > You can copyright songs, but not individual musical notes.

    Right, you need atleast a X number of notes to make it a copyrighted piece,
    doesn't have to be a whole song, tho. If someone snags 10-20 secs of a song,
    and puts it into his/her song that's violation of the copyrights (given
    that the person didn't ask for permission). But, then there's "what's the
    minimum"-question, and with code that's hard, and you would probably need
    a lawyer and a few settlements in the court-systems, if not even more,
    to get an agreement on this.

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    Thomas
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