Mark P wrote: > >I don't think the fact that they can be produced by a program (which is >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 example).
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.