Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 15th May 2012 18:04 UTC
Legal "If Judge William Alsup rules that APIs are subject to copyrights, he would overturn common wisdom in programming circles, potentially exposing many companies and developers who have built software platforms that openly mimic existing APIs. But that's not all. Such a ruling could shake things up for many other companies across the programming world and beyond." The fact we even have to worry about this speaks volumes about the state of the industry.
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Didn't they just lose?
by Carewolf on Tue 15th May 2012 18:48 UTC
Carewolf
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2005-09-08

Seriously wasn't that case already ruled upon? APIs are not copyrightable, but a trivial 9 line function was?

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RE: Didn't they just lose?
by phoenix on Thu 17th May 2012 16:03 in reply to "Didn't they just lose?"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

The judge hasn't ruled yet on the copyrightability of APIs.

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