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Re^7: Style guide for error messages?by xdg (Monsignor)
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Of course, if you ask for permission, they're going to say no. The whole point of fair use is to allow you to do it anyway. Write back and make an argument that it's covered under fair use as a critique and for non-profit, educational purposes and that they might as well just agree.
It's also worth remembering that they can only copyright words, not ideas. If you're really worried, you can comment on all 256 as long as you express Damian's ideas in your own words -- that's a slight loss of fidelity, of course.
They may not like it, but while their lawyers may bluster, it's hard to imagine that they would think they could win in court.
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