Written computer source code has to be translated into a format the computer can understand. That format, binary, is often outside the scope of review for copyright assignment. No one can really read binary and as an inherently mathematical description, is excluded from even patent provisions governing systems described mathematically.
Written computer source code is not a system but it is the input into a systematic process. That is its primary purpose for being. An API written in source code is intended to be translated into a system of use or as a method to teach and describe systems. Therefore, its purpose for being excludes it from copyright protection under section 102(b) of the copyright provision.
Brought to my attention in a comment on Ars Technica. A separate thought process does exist that calls into question the applicability of copyright to software API based on a principle of publication in terms of the cost of distribution and shared cost between publisher and author versus how that transpires in a more tangible medium.
Rather, the language of existing copyright provision declares the ineligibility of software API, and indeed all software, to copyright protection, at least in my reading of it. Everyone still puts copyright notices on their software but the intent of distributing software is to automatically share it without restriction except to ensure proper citation of the source of authorship.
Leveraging magnetism to coax plasma to produce higher energy yields seems to be superior to even nuclear energy. Nuclear energy is great because it is static, produces a high yield but bears higher costs of operation and safety. The use of magnetism and plasma is much cleaner and you can account for safety in a more general way. What is truly great about this approach to energy is that it leverages nature. We are surrounded by natural fields that can be harnessed in this process and so this kind of energy production can become far more common. The best way to prepare for this type of energy is in the current efforts to reduce the consumption requirements of electronic devices and machines in general. Rather than pursue high energy output, this kind of technique may work well in an environment of low energy devices. At the same time, the fields can be used for communication and so you unify energy and communications to create higher overall efficiency. An attractive future with magnetic energy.
An insightful comment from user 537420 about leaked info on security issues. His careful work of speculation offers a good counterpoint to the idea of looming national disaster from reports of leaked info. Some things you read are true, some things stretch credibility so far as to genuinely fail to hold up to patient scrutiny.
Any strategic wartime planning against the United States can now involve a systematic chart of the Federal employee structure. If the employee union is correct, the Hackers have personnel data on every US gov’t employee. The value of this data to undermine the potential physical security of the nation cannot be ignored.Read More »
The latest breach of millions of HR records is the definition of insanity. You have the NSA, the top hacker group in the world, and a protection system now absurdly named EINSTEIN and no real technical results in terms of security protection. Given that the government has been doing research on the foundations of Internet technology for the last 48 years, one thing is obvious. The switch to digital systems for sensitive information was grossly premature and a regression to paper-based systems would be the most prudent security measure.
You have a round ball and inside this ball is nothing but air. The ball is smooth and round on the outside and hollow on the inside. Kind of like a Ferrero Rocher once you take out the candy center leaving the crunchy outside for later. An expert technique. As techniques go, this round ball will have a very strong magnetic field. A lot like two refrigerator magnets that never connect because they repel each other. A field between those magnets keeps them from connecting. Except when you use a little effort to make the resistant magnets physically connect anyway. That is a lot like the idea of pushing that field onto hot, hot gas inside the round, smooth ball. The magnetic field would be so strong that it causes the atoms of the gas to fuse together, hence fusion. It creates energy that is clean and powerful.Read More »
You have materials to share with others. Technology is available that is free or low-cost that can make this process much smoother by eliminating physical distribution methods. People will gain greater use of the materials and you will gain the ability to leverage the Web towards a much broader audience at a far lower cost.
Written materials are set as PDF files. Video files are set as MP4 files. People are going to access the PDF and the MP4 files from the Web. This will eliminate printing, shipping, disc duplication and in place of a less intense, high leverage activity. You upload the PDF and MP4 files to a website. People visit the website and view the information.Read More »