Subject: Re: [FWD: RE: [Ebxmlrr-tech] License issue with our customer]
From: Rick Moen <>
Date: Thu, 4 May 2006 12:59:49 -0700

Quoting John Cowan (

> A translation of software from one programming language to another
> (where the first might be UML or flowcharts), however, might fall
> under #1.

ObReminder:  The law is not a Turing machine:  Judges interpret terms
like "translation" in light of precedent and their own common sense.
They don't seek out weird edge cases and twist them strangely through 
geek logic filters.

Ergo, I'd be thunderstruck of "translation" in 17 U.S.C. 101 means 
anything other than what the man in the street assumes it does.