copyrightable APIs? (was RE: namespace protection compatible wit
jcowan at reutershealth.com
Fri Apr 20 18:35:50 UTC 2001
Chloe Hoffman wrote:
> I think the real question is not whether an API is copyrightable but how
> an API is infringed and what is a derivative work of an API.
We now know that a house infringes its blueprints, but a cake
does not infringe its recipe, so there is no general answer to
the question "Does an implementation infringe its specification?".
Sounds like Brian is doomed to a life of uncertainty, until there
is a test case.
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