Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 2nd May 2012 22:32 UTC, submitted by PLan
Legal "The European Court of Justice ruled on Wednesday that application programming interfaces and other functional characteristics of computer software are not eligible for copyright protection. Users have the right to examine computer software in order to clone its functionality - and vendors cannot override these user rights with a license agreement, the court said." Bravo. A landmark ruling, for sure. If the US courts decide in favour of Oracle in the Google-Oracle case, Europe would instantly become an even friendlier place for technology companies.
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by galvanash on Thu 3rd May 2012 06:36 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: NOT APIs"
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Fair enough. I just never really considered the notion of "exceeding similar" as far as the results go - it is the evidence of how you got there that will protect you in the end...

Even if the end result was 100% identical, if you can effectively demonstrate you did not copy anything it really doesn't matter. But I do see your point.

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