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Re: Library License



Because only artistic works, software and chip masks are
protected by copyright (internationally).  Functional items
such a PCB boards are not protected.  Using library data to
make a board is "using" your copy of the data anyhoo: not
copying it and distributing it...  So you can make whatever
boards you want from the library data and your boards will
not be subject to any copyright provisions the author of the
data attempted to attach to them.  This also appies to entire
board designs.


On Wed, 21 Mar 2012, Dick Hollenbeck wrote:

> On 03/21/2012 07:21 AM, Brian F. G. Bidulock wrote:
> > Miguel,
> >
> > Printed circuit board designs are not protected under copyright.
> >
> > --brian
> Why not?
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