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Topic: copyright for sudokus ?
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Mark P

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Registered: 9/14/05
Re: copyright for sudokus ?
Posted: Sep 14, 2005 6:06 PM
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guenter wrote:
> I'm curious whether you can successfully claim copyright
> for a particular set of sudokus, like those which appear
> in books or newspapers or webpages, where the authors
> sometimes claim copyright for them.
> I mean, they can be generated by public domain computer
> programs, hundredth per second, so this hardly qualifies
> as "creative work" which is required to claim copyright

I don't think the fact that they can be produced by a program (which is
itself a creative work) precludes them from being creative works
themselves. Computers can generate lots of things which would
traditionally be deemed as creative works (English text, for example).

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