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...)


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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