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Comment Re:Yes, he says to choose the narrow gate (Score 1) 8

If I go on Matthew Kelly's extensive research, 7%.

Of course, his definition of a Dynamic Catholic is rather extreme. A Dynamic Catholic to him is one who prays, studies, is generous, and evangelizes. Belief isn't enough for him. It's all about what happens after the Mass is over.....and you'd better be praying more than one hour a week as well.

Matthew Kelly's research is pretty darn close to what ends up in the collection basket- 8% of those in a Roman Catholic Parish give 95% of the budget.

The rest, given something Archbishop Sample said he really hates, are the ones there to listen to the band, and you can tell by their applause.

Comment Mask work expires before patent (Score 1) 126

For convenience, I shall quote the relevant part of the statute:

it is not an infringement for the owner of a copy of a computer program to make or authorize the making of another copy or adaptation of that computer program provided: (1) that such a new copy or adaptation is created as an essential step in the utilization of the computer program in conjunction with a machine and that it is used in no other manner

tlhIngan wrote:

That defense doesn't work because you're format-shifting.

The format shifting is "an essential step in the utilization of the computer program in conjunction with a machine".

Mask works have higher protections

Mask works are covered under chapter 9 of the U.S. copyright statute. And as flink pointed out, protection under chapter 9 subsists until the end of the Gregorian calendar year of first publication plus ten more years (17 USC 904). It's shorter than even a patent.

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