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comment by DJWalnut
DJWalnut  ·  2982 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Computer Scientists Ask Supreme Court to Rule APIs Can’t Be Copyrighted

At this point, we're going to have to get congress to pass a low explicitly stating that APIs are not copyright-able to fix this mess





rob05c  ·  2982 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The judicial system is a better place for this, I think. Congress has the technical aptitude of a chipmunk. Whereas there's a real chance at least 5 justices might grasp the insanity of copyrighting APIs enough to rule against it. Judicial precedent also makes it harder for Congress to pass laws which directly support the reverse.

Devac  ·  2982 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Isn't "not copyright-able" and "can't be copyrighted" the same? Serious question, it's a legalese in a foreign language for me.

user-inactivated  ·  2982 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yes, he's saying we'll have to get a "trying to copyright an API is bullshit" law passed because the courts can't smell copyright-related bullshit themselves.