It is about time that we had some new SIDs on a 14nm process... Justin On Jun 2, 2016, at 16:22, smf <email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> > wrote: On 02/06/2016 08:57, Segher Boessenkool wrote: > " > The exclusive right to authorise or prohibit reproduction does not apply > to the reproduction for the purpose of analysing, evaluating or teaching > the concepts, processes, systems or techniques embodied in the topography > or the topography itself. > " > > So the reverse engineering is Just Fine w.r.t. this. Patents also do > not matter. I'm not a lawyer, but I suspect you're right that a picture of a circuit can't violate the patent that describes the circuit. It only comes into play with something functional (a software emulator may violate patents). Decapping and reverse engineering for your own purposes is fine, uploading to the internet not so much. But the mask rights in the US have expired. No idea about EU, but really I can't see that anybody who owns the rights will actually care. Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2016-06-02 21:00:51
Archive generated by hypermail 2.2.0.