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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RE[2]: Comment by TomF
by Fergy on Wed 16th May 2012 05:08 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by TomF"
Fergy
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2006-04-10

The alphabet as an ordering system is relatively recent but it does pre-date Mickey Mouse so probably, for now, not copyrightable...itself, if memory serves, a British invention...more, as useful tool for controlling the spread of 'undesirable' religious tracts than anything to do with business.

So the King James Bible was written without an alphabet?

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RE[3]: Comment by TomF
by zima on Thu 17th May 2012 16:39 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by TomF"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Copyright.

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