[License-review] For Approval: The Cryptographic Autonomy License

Carlo Piana carlo at piana.eu
Tue Apr 30 15:11:38 UTC 2019

On 30/04/19 16:59, Richard Fontana wrote:
> Have you given thought to the different legal situation in the EU
> under SAS Institute Inc. v. World Programming Ltd.
> (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SAS_Institute_Inc_v_World_Programming_Ltd)?
> I would be curious to hear from lawyers in Europe about this.

Yes, under SAS Institute v World Programming Language API are by far
excluded from copyrightability, even if they used the same vocabulary,
structure, sequence, and the same applies to programming languages and
file formats.

Indeed I worked with other lawyers behind the scenes (pro bono, alas!) 
so that this happened when the case hit the ECJ. I could not expand into
it very much given the names that floated around in this thread and the
people involved. So now it's settled law.



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