Friday, December 02, 2005
Thank God it's Friday (TGIF)
Meaning of copyright in China: the right to copy
Confucius is reported to have stated after completing a book: "I have finally finished my greatest work and I am proud to say that not a single idea in it is mine."
Source: Lawrence Liang's Guide to Open Content Liceneses v1.2.
Of course it is not said that Confucius, if he would lived today, would have infringed any copyrights, because he's talking about ideas only. Those are not protected by any copyright as long as the form is not derived from other works.