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O.P. Exclusive Rights of Patchou!!!!
I was wondering Patchou created fantastic addons for MSN.
May Microsoft copy the addons and may it use it for the further creation of the Messenger.

Or Microsoft must ask Patchou for the rights for each addon!!!


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10-12-2004 02:22 PM
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RE: Exclusive Rights of Patchou!!!!
"Messenger Plus!" is copyrighted by Patchou, so Microsoft can't use that name in its products, however I think that the features of Plus are not copyrighted so Microsoft can copy then (in fact I think Patchou has said that there's no problem in making another program (like when talkng about aMSN) that uses the same codes that Plus uses to make colors, formatted text, etc...)

Anyway, even if it's legal for Microsoft (and for everyone else) to copy those features, I think it's a moral must asking Patchou for his permission to do that.
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RE: Exclusive Rights of Patchou!!!!
yes i totaly agree patchous permission should be asked for in the event microsoft wanted to copy patchous work.
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RE: Exclusive Rights of Patchou!!!!
Well, I wouldn't mind if Microsoft got some "inspiration" from my software, however, my software is protected by intellectual property rights. You just can't create a plugin featuring a "custom names" feature that works exactly the same. But in any case, dont worry, when Microsoft wants something it buys it, it doesn't steal it. And there's no reason for them to buy Messenger Plus! as it currently doesn't cost them acent and them get indirect benefits from its popularity :). I just hope that this silent cooperation will continue.
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RE: Exclusive Rights of Patchou!!!!
didn't you buy a digital signature patchou?, what exactly does that do and where can we view it :P
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RE: Exclusive Rights of Patchou!!!!
Ooo.....digital signature.

If you ask me, if Microsoft were to rip Patchou off, all the Plusers would go f***ing nuts, and that's a bad thing for Microsoft, as people would probably stop using their dodgy products like Frontpage and Windows. Also, some people might go the extra step and......well.....you know......8-)
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Digital signatures are for a very different purposes. Intellectual Copyrights are implicit anyway.
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Well, I wouldn't mind if Microsoft got some "inspiration" from my software...
They have already gotten some inspiration.

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RE: RE: Exclusive Rights of Patchou!!!!
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Well, I wouldn't mind if Microsoft got some "inspiration" from my software...
They have already gotten some inspiration.

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howd you mean they have already gotten inspiration from messenger plus. the only think they might of dont that even remotely resembles plus is the way they have redesigned the options menu for version 7 other than that i cant see how plus has inspired them.
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RE: Exclusive Rights of Patchou!!!!
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Originally posted by Chaotic_Shield
if Microsoft were to rip Patchou off, all the Plusers would go f***ing nuts, and that's a bad thing for Microsoft, as people would probably stop using their dodgy products like Frontpage and Windows
nah... stop using windows won't happen due to those reasons.... 90% or more of the computers in the world use windows and plusers are "only" 6 millions. Too less people to make the whole windows market go down :)
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