View Full Version : Patent source code?
10-12-2001, 04:23 PM
As some people know, that they have copied code from other websites to put on their own, and it was legal, per se.
But now the W3c standards, were always patent free, but now it seems that some future standards of code, you may have to pay for. Now for most people, this doesn't affect them. But for people like webmasters, this could be a future determent for using new code to enhance your web site.
10-19-2001, 08:38 AM
Though patents may soon exist, how much of a deterrant will they be? I know it's not right, but many people don't care. I think that source code will still just be ripped off. Being a programmer myself I know that nothing is safe from piracy. Just my thoughts.... -- Nick Wagers
10-20-2001, 03:15 PM
I know of some websites that were shut down for having infringing software on it, or infringing movies. This is especially true if you rent space on a website. So if you have infringing source code, that would strip your website down to nothing.
10-20-2001, 05:53 PM
I don't know if you guys are clear on exactly what the W3C is thinking about doing. What it is doing is considering the ability for standards that they create to be based on techniques that are patented. This, in general, will have very little effect on those who run websites. Instead, there will be more issues for those who create programs that view the various standards that the W3C create.
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