November 19, 2001

"Source code is speech" amicus curiae brief

Author: JT Smith

2600.com: "It cannot seriously be argued that any form of computer code may be regulated without reference to First Amendment doctrine. The path from idea to human
language to source code to object code is a continuum. As one moves from one to the other, the levels of precision and, arguably, abstraction increase, as does
the level of training necessary to discern the idea from the expression. Not everyone can understand each of these forms."
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