decoration decoration
Stories

GROKLAW
When you want to know more...
decoration
For layout only
Home
Archives
Site Map
Search
About Groklaw
Awards
Legal Research
Timelines
ApplevSamsung
ApplevSamsung p.2
ArchiveExplorer
Autozone
Bilski
Cases
Cast: Lawyers
Comes v. MS
Contracts/Documents
Courts
DRM
Gordon v MS
GPL
Grokdoc
HTML How To
IPI v RH
IV v. Google
Legal Docs
Lodsys
MS Litigations
MSvB&N
News Picks
Novell v. MS
Novell-MS Deal
ODF/OOXML
OOXML Appeals
OraclevGoogle
Patents
ProjectMonterey
Psystar
Quote Database
Red Hat v SCO
Salus Book
SCEA v Hotz
SCO Appeals
SCO Bankruptcy
SCO Financials
SCO Overview
SCO v IBM
SCO v Novell
SCO:Soup2Nuts
SCOsource
Sean Daly
Software Patents
Switch to Linux
Transcripts
Unix Books
Your contributions keep Groklaw going.
To donate to Groklaw 2.0:

Groklaw Gear

Click here to send an email to the editor of this weblog.


Contact PJ

Click here to email PJ. You won't find me on Facebook Donate Paypal


User Functions

Username:

Password:

Don't have an account yet? Sign up as a New User

No Legal Advice

The information on Groklaw is not intended to constitute legal advice. While Mark is a lawyer and he has asked other lawyers and law students to contribute articles, all of these articles are offered to help educate, not to provide specific legal advice. They are not your lawyers.

Here's Groklaw's comments policy.


What's New

STORIES
No new stories

COMMENTS last 48 hrs
No new comments


Sponsors

Hosting:
hosted by ibiblio

On servers donated to ibiblio by AMD.

Webmaster
In software it's the reverse. No! | 147 comments | Create New Account
Comments belong to whoever posts them. Please notify us of inappropriate comments.
In software it's the reverse. No!
Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, July 08 2013 @ 09:56 AM EDT
"I'd be surprised if the Supremes allowed you to copyright the math
formulas in a math text book."
That depends on the form. If you wrote them up as an algorithm in say Algol,
Fortran, or C, they would allow the copyright.
You might as well say that Rawlings copyright on the Harry Potter books should
not be allowed, because they are just a compilation of well known concepts and
story elements using a natural language.
Have you ever heard of the Intrigue Plot Generator. A fictional authors tool to
generate any conceivable story plot. I was joked about in the fiftieth, though
it may be reality now looking at the latest Hollywood pictures. It might be only
groupthink as in the WW2 movies from Hollywood, with John Wayne playing the
entire American Army, or Navy, or Airforce according to the setting.

I think we can agree on disagreeing.

A funny thing is that a well program computer can generate all Harry Potter
books. But so can one million monkeys tipping away on one million typewriters
for one million years.

Creativity is a difficult thing, and functional creativity whether literary or
programming give one enough money to live.

Cheers.

[ Reply to This | Parent | # ]

Groklaw © Copyright 2003-2013 Pamela Jones.
All trademarks and copyrights on this page are owned by their respective owners.
Comments are owned by the individual posters.

PJ's articles are licensed under a Creative Commons License. ( Details )