today in a post responding to 42
ways to distribute the DeCSS
source someone suggested calculating pi
out to the point where it equals the ASCII
values of the DeCSS source code
. As pi
, the string
is in there somewhere.
Couldn't just about all copyright be circumvented this way? I can see it now. "This little piece of pi equals the ASCII value of Stephen King's new novel." etc... Because pi is universally accepted as infinite, couldn't you just say "Trust me, it's in there somewhere"? Then put the burden of proving you wrong (and that pi is finite) on the copyright holder.
Basically I take the view that all works are "plagarized" from pi.