Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Thursday May 03, 2012

Programming Languages 'Do Not Enjoy Copyright Protection'

The European Court of Justice has ruled that programming languages "do not enjoy copyright protection." I know you guys are going to have an opinion on this one. eek!

On the basis of those considerations, the Court holds that neither the functionality of a computer program nor the programming language and the format of data files used in a computer program in order to exploit certain of its functions constitute a form of expression. Accordingly, they do not enjoy copyright protection.