Provided was one example of where the code wouldn't fall under the purview of
Outlined was a specific example of code that falls into
that section of being purely functional for purposes of
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.
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
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.
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