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Re^3: Copyright on languages

by JavaFan (Canon)
on May 02, 2012 at 19:29 UTC ( #968520=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Copyright on languages
in thread Copyright on languages

An API is the knowledge of what methods are available, how to call them and what they do. How is that not fact?
To quote yourself
While I recognise that creating a good API is indeed a difficult task
If you're creating it, it's not a fact, is it?

Unless you want to argue that everything ever created becomes a fact, in which case we can just ditch copyright law, and software licenses right away.

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Re^4: Copyright on languages
by ikegami (Pope) on May 02, 2012 at 20:26 UTC
    Definitions, phone numbers, addresses and algorithms are all invented, yet are all facts or ideas, and none can be Copyrighted.

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