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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.


With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
"Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.

The start of some sanity?


In reply to Re^3: Copyright on languages by BrowserUk
in thread Copyright on languages by ikegami

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