Re: [Legal] License Agreement

From: George Greer (
Date: 02/25/03

On Tue, 25 Feb 2003, Jason Yarber wrote:

>Let's say I was capable of writing a mud from scratch, in a whole different
>programming language.  Now, let's say I made that mud, look and act just
>like Circle MUD does.  Even though all the code was written from scratch,
>would the Circle MUD license agreement still be effective for the code?

Look & feel aren't copyrightable according to an ancient Lotus 1-2-3 vs.
Microsoft Excel (?) lawsuit.  You won't be able to use the world, of
course. But since IANAL, nor do I pretend to be one, you'll want to review
some cases or ask a law-inspired friend where the limits are.

George Greer

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