Subject: Re: Regarding Copyright and Scraping Code from the Web
From: Romain Berrendonner <berrendo@adacore.com>
Date: Wed, 07 Oct 2009 10:01:22 +0200

Le 06/10/2009 18:48, John Cowan a écrit :
> Copyright isn't as bright-line as that.  The FSF, who are a fairly
> conservative bunch when it comes to copyright enforcement, take the view
> that snippets of 10 lines or less are either de minimis or fair use or
> both, and does not attempt to enforce the GPL against such uses.

The SFLC published an interesting article about the legal requirements 
for code to be subject to copyright law:

http://www.softwarefreedom.org/resources/2007/originality-requirements.html

Cheers,
-- 
Romain