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Old 04 April 2014, 09:22 PM
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Maybe this belongs in "Stupid Questions" ... Suppose, outside of any contest, someone finds a new prime number. Can they pull a Monsanto and copyright it, thereby requiring a royalty if, say, the CIA wants to use it for cryptography?
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