That is why you need a good project manager.
NEEDED: Project manager with 2+ years experience in mobile application development and 5+ years guiding psychedelic journeys. Strong Objective-C skills, CPR training, and soothing voice a plus. Job responsibilities include managing deadlines and freakouts. Applicants should include resume, cover letter, and a freehand sketch of a random design drawn while listening to a jam band.
Fortunately LSD has very little association with violent organized crime.
Wellllllllllll.... it may be apocryphal but I have heard that, at least through the early 2000's, almost all of the LSD in the US originated in a handful of biker gang labs.
True? Who knows. And even if so, bikers don't operate on the level of Mexican cartels or Triads. But still. It's been a long time since even the psychedelics were being produced by earnest travelers trying to expand people's consciousness.
'scuse me while I kiss this guy.
If you know that it was really "Kiss the sky" would you like the song less or more?
If "The Sky" is an air marshal that fancies himself a superhero, then exactly the same amount.
C is a high level coding language now?
I write all my malware in assembly, you insensitive clod!
perhaps even "copies" loaded into RAM.
No, US copyright law has an explicit exception for that.
Unless the progeny of MAI v. Peak have all been overturned while I wasn't looking, that is incorrect.
Copyright law requires fixation, and purely transitory phenomena won't qualify, but RAM copies can certainly exist for more than a transitory period. A couple minutes is enough. The subsequent carve out Congress enacted in the wake of Peak was specifically to protect computer repair activities, which may be the part of the law you were thinking of.
In the case at hand, the most likely way that Blizzard would make a copy would be to take the CD (or whatever) of source code they got from Apoc, pop it into a machine at BlizHQ, open up the files and start reading them. That means they'd be in RAM the whole time Blizzard people were looking through them, which is a process that would presumably take more than a few minutes, which is enough time for the files in RAM to be non-transitory (infringing) copies.
They also can't claim copyright infringement unless Blizzard actually uses their code.
Not quite true. They can pursue Blizzard for making unauthorized copies of the source code, which can include not only addition CD/hard drive copies, but perhaps even "copies" loaded into RAM.
Even assuming that Bossland could win that, it might be a Pyrrhic victory if they infringed Blizzard's code as Blizzard claims. (Side question for someone more informed than I: some German company got ahold of Blizzard's source code how?)
"Consider a spherical bear, in simple harmonic motion..." -- Professor in the UCB physics department