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Authored by: Anonymous on Sunday, July 07 2013 @ 10:15 AM EDT

Provided was one example of where the code wouldn't fall under the purview of copyright law.

Outlined was a specific example of code that falls into that section of being purely functional for purposes of interoperability.

According to the filtration test, that's one area that does not fall within the protections of Copyright Law. Another area - also according to the filtration tests as I understand them - is functional code that can only be authored in a limited number of ways.

I have worked with code - it's been my day job for 19 years now.

I also rely on the GPL to protect my own code - for so far as Copyright Law does protect it.

I didn't say it wasn't protected "in it's totality". That was your assumptive conclusion from what I did say. And it was an incorrect conclusion. Of course I assume you mean "in it's totality" in the same sense as "as a compilation".

You put together your selection of "Anons fav Shakespeare's works" and it includes "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and "Romeo And Juliet". You get limited copyright protection on the particular compilation but nothing else. You don't get to take "A Misummer Night's Dream" out of the Public Domain. Of course, that doesn't prevent you from doing up a play/movie with your own interpretation and receiving a bit more - again limited - copyright protection on it while the original story stays in the public domain.

So I agree with you: "works in their totality" can qualify for copyright protection. And my statement that you misinterpreted is still true:

But no, not all parts are protectable by copyright.

RAS

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