Legality of SWF-Editor

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    Legality of SWF-Editor

    I downloaded the SWF (MacroMedia Flash) file format from wotsit and I'm planning on making a firaly simple editor to make Flash files. Is this legal? I mean, is the format copyrighted such that you're not allowed to make an editor for it?

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    Nice. Thanks buddy.

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    other than the liscence I think it would be very hard to make a good .swf editor, do to the fact that all flash animations use really advance compression algos.


    just a side note: I love flash! and all products from macromedia for that fact!

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    That License comes with the SDK (a C++ Library actually) and the file format. It includes all the normal compression.

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