OK peoples, read the following Copyright Law and tell me your thoughts.
This is taken from: http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/property/library/copyrightact.html#anchor536297 UNITED STATES CODE ANNOTATED
TITLE 17. COPYRIGHTS
CHAPTER 1--SUBJECT MATTER AND SCOPE OF COPYRIGHT
Current through P.L. 105-153, approved 12-17-97
s 102. Subject matter of copyright: In general
(a) Copyright protection subsists, in accordance with this title, in original works of authorship fixed in any tangible medium of expression, now known or later developed, from which they can be perceived, reproduced, or otherwise communicated, either directly or with the aid of a machine or device. Works of authorship include the following categories:
(1) literary works;
(2) musical works, including any accompanying words;
(3) dramatic works, including any accompanying music;
(4) pantomimes and choreographic works;
(5) pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works;
(6) motion pictures and other audiovisual works;
(7) sound recordings; and
(8) architectural works.(b) In no case does copyright protection for an original work of authorship extend to any idea, procedure, process, system, method of operation, concept, principle, or discovery, regardless of the form in which it is described, explained, illustrated, or embodied in such work.
Did you notice what copyright protection DOES NOT cover? Can anyone honestly tell me that the BOE letters fall under category (A)? Would they not fall under category (B)? What are the BOE letters for? What is their purpose? If you read any one of the BOE letters, on any topic, you will find that they fit to a tee a "procedure, process, system, method of operation, concept," or "principle." Do they not? This may be the loophole I have been looking for.
I think it is time I sent an email to Mr. Duquette Jr. asking him to please tell me how the BOE letters fall under Category A above.