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Topic: copyright for sudokus ?
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Re: copyright for sudokus ?
Posted: Sep 15, 2005 4:47 AM
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Mark P wrote:
>I don't think the fact that they can be produced by a program (which

>itself a creative work)

.. but that work was done earlier and usually by someone else
and is clearly separated from the sudoku-generating process.

>precludes them from being creative works themselves.

so, where exactly do you find the creativity ?
selecting and downloading the program ?
getting it installed on your computer ?
typing in the command to spit the sudokus ?
sending them by email to a publisher ?

>Computers can generate lots of things which would
>traditionally be deemed as creative works (English text, for


the computer is being creative or the person who happens to
sit in front of it and watches the generation process ?
Or the person who programmed it ?
Can you give an example then , of what you would consider
noncreative work, which someone might want to be copyrighted ?
I can't think of any ATM.

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