Last Update: 21 March 2010
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"In other words, after the bare abstract "idea" has been chosen (e.g., boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy wins girl), the "expression" to which copyright applies covers the remaining elements of original choice and artistry which are supplied by the author in order for him to develop, express, and convey his version of the bare idea." (p. 50.)
[Chisum continues:] "Many algorithms appear to have another featurerecursiveness: one or more of the steps entails going back and repeating one or more of the prior steps." (p. 976). [!]
Abstract: "Attempting to stretch existing laws to address previously unforeseen technological issues."
Abstract: This document consists of two papers: "The Ontology of Cyberspace: Preliminary Questions", by David R. Koepsell, and "Comments on `The Ontology of Cyberspace'," by William J. Rapaport. They were originally presented at the Tri-State Philosophical Association Meeting, St. Bonaventure University, 22 April 1995.