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parajuli says

I believe that purchasing of an item is not solely for implementation/use, but more significantly, it can be put in a way that the buyer learns how things work, how it’s made. I believe it is one of the reasons why source code ’.fla’ is included in the purchase.

I don’t understand if learning and implementing the knowledge is a breach of copyright. Would it be a copyright violation if someone bought a banner rotator, learnt how to make it and uploaded a new rotator built by him(perhaps with few improvements)?

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samar86 says

I don’t think it’d violate the copyright laws at all.

If it were to violate the law, FD wouldn’t have 10s of PageFlips, Carousels and 100s of Banner Rotators.

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Reconcept says

If he’d built it completely from scratch it would be no problem. If there’s anything copied it will be illegal.

Btw you have a cool flag.

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parajuli says

Thank you jurgenv. Nepal is the only country which has a unique flag(Not a square or rectangle) :D

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dSKY says

this is a gray area, because , i think this is done here like a million times before, you take someone source , change variables , change some functions and that’s it. It’s your file now.

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james345 says

Yes that’s a copyright violation.

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samar86 says

If someone has learned the way file works and built it his way using different functions then obviously its ‘his’. Loops and procedures, say, reading XML , fetching arrays etc. are all the same they can’t be changed..

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MBMedia says
If someone has learned the way file works and built it his way using different functions then obviously its ‘his’. Loops and procedures, say, reading XML , fetching arrays etc. are all the same they can’t be changed..

Sorry samar, I know it’s unkind to say, but only someone that is not very experienced with flash or script based programming in general would make the assertion that two programs that do the same things and have the same features have to have any internal similarity at all. It’s simply not true. And if you are copying the program structure and just changing the names of stuff that is copying and stealing, just with an attempt made at hiding it that may or may not work.

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samar86 says
same features have to have any internal similarity at all.

How would you put basic things like loops, reading XML , fetching arrays etc. in 10 different ways?

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SparkyFlash says
same features have to have any internal similarity at all.
How would you put basic things like loops, reading XML , fetching arrays etc. in 10 different ways?

Every coder’s style is different. Besides, if you build the file yourself and thought about the solutions of the problems you are facing and not scratching it off a tutorial or other author’s work, you get to the results quite different from other coders.

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