APIs are now copyrightable in the US

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APIs are now copyrightable in the US

Post by barbaz » Tue Jun 30, 2015 2:41 am

(i'm not entirely sure where is the best place on this board to post this...)

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/06/supreme-court-wont-weigh-in-on-oracle-google-api-copyright-battle/

I'm not sure what to think of this. Image
But this isn't completely settled yet, hopefully re-implementing / reusing other people's APIs while appropriately crediting the API's creator(s) will at least be considered fair use.

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Re: APIs are now copyrightable in the US

Post by Thrawn » Tue Jun 30, 2015 3:57 am

Copyright made sense when it applied to hand-drawn maps and charts. It makes a lot less sense when applied to digital copying. And it makes no sense at all in this case.
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Re: APIs are now copyrightable in the US

Post by therube » Tue Jun 30, 2015 6:39 pm

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