[osflash] Legal Considerations That Concern Us All
hank777 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 26 08:41:57 PDT 2005
> At some point, the conversations / actions are going to go over the
> line, and Macromedia or some other company will have to respond. That is
> not something that I think that anyone wants.
Where is "the line?"
Are you saying there are laws and US case law precedents therein
supporting the concept that communications protocols are protected by
copyright law, or that Macromedia's protocols are protected by
As an employee of macromedia it is even more important that you speak
with clarity and some precision on these kinds of issues. Are you
speaking as an individual, or for the company? Have you spoken
internally to lawyers or business people internally who believe that
Macromedia has the right to protect the protocols in question here
through copyright or patent law?
The point is, as an MM employee, you have a greater responsibility
that to just vaguely raise the issue that "people should be careful".
This kind of imprecision does more harm than good.
In my view this is really not a matter of "discussion" or "debate" as
much as it is a matter of the facts and the law. It would be helpful,
if you think AMFPHP or Red5 or anything else is stepping close to the
line, to explain why in a detailed and thoughtful manner.
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