Re^3: Copyright on languagesby BrowserUk (Pope)
|on May 03, 2012 at 08:46 UTC||Need Help??|
APIs are in fact copyrightable.
If that is "in fact" so, then you should be able to easily cite unassailable proof for it?
A specific implementation of an api -- Ie. the source code -- can be copyrighted. And copyrights on parts of that source code -- as determined by the BFC test -- can be be legally enforced.
But no one has yet succeeded -- though few have tried -- in enforcing copyright on the specification of an API when re-produced under clean-room conditions.
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