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Thursday April 12, 2012

Code Can't Be Stolen Under Federal Law, Court Rules

Just for fun, read the ruling of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals below and replace the word "code" with "movie" or "MP3". eek!

"Because Aleynikov did not 'assume physical control' over anything when he took the source code, and because he did not thereby 'deprive [Goldman] of its use,' Aleynikov did not violate the NSPA," Chief Judge Dennis Jacobs wrote in the three-judge panel's unanimous decision (see below). "We decline to stretch or update statutory words of plain and ordinary meaning in order to better accommodate the digital age."