|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.
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