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Proprietary format   (French Equivalent: Format propriétaire)

DefinitionProprietary formats are file formats which are covered by a patent or copyright. Typically such restrictions attempt to prevent reverse engineer though reverse engineering of file formats for the purposes of interoperability is generally believed to be legal by those who practice it.

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