Nope. This is a clear FDA overreach. They were not involved in any process designed to diagnose, treat, or prevent illness. They were involved only in protected speech. And because of the FDA, we now have prior restraint on protected speech. 23andme should have released the lawyers on the FDA.
And you missed "(b) In no case does copyright protection for an original work of authorship extend to any idea, procedure, process, system, method of operation, concept, principle, or discovery, regardless of the form in which it is described, explained, illustrated, or embodied in such work."
You can copyright an implementation of a language, but you cannot copyright the language itself. This view is more completely settled in EU law, but there are US cases that have reached the same conclusion.
"... claiming that assorted parts of Linux violate MS copyrights."
PLEASE stop confusing patents and copyrights. Microsoft has NEVER accused Linux of violating copyrights. (Perhaps you were thinking of SCO?
Side note, I miss PJ...
"If someone attempts to prove prior art that's a different factor"
Yes, and a factor that does not influence copyrightability in the slightest. Perhaps you are thinking of patents? Oracle's patent claims died in the first trial, and they are not appealing that part of the decision. All that remains is copyright. And APIs are purely functional, not creative.
Copyright covers creative expressions, not functionality. If I write code identical to yours given only a description of what the code should do, the code is not creative enough for copyright.
We have a winner! No, really, it makes so much sense now!
Wireless Tor AP built with a Raspberry Pi: http://learn.adafruit.com/onion-pi/overview
No, I'd prefer an intelligent discourse of experts, perhaps moderated by a competent paralegal with years of experience researching such things.
PJ, this post is for you. We NEED you. Please reconsider.
Well, the recent Google/Oracle case pretty much decided that "Structure, sequence, and organization" is not a copyrightable element of Java. Why would it be copyrightable in this case?
OF COURSE if you give real-time access to the OBD-II port, you can have all kinds of shenanigans. So don't do that!
How many people would notice an ODB-II Bluetooth adapter plugged into the port? http://www.amazon.com/Soliport-Bluetooth-OBDII-Diagnostic-Scanner/dp/B004KL0I9I
Submitted earlier with a better headline. (sigh)
No, the gotcha is not revealing project code names. Why post code names if the names are secret? The gotcha is...(ahem)
REVEALING THE NAMES OF ANALYSTS WITH ACCESS TO TOP SECRET PROJECTS!
Reflections on Trusting Trust (PDF alert). Required reading for anyone with interest on that very topic. Written by Ken Thompson, in fact.
"Just keep in mind that a government at 1990's prices would provide half the defense and services that it did in the 1990's due to 20 years worth of inflation."
And if you reduced US defense budgets to 25% of current, you still be spending more than the next largest spender (China). But don't take my word for it.
But it's not an asset until it's sold. Until then, it's a number with no intrinsic value. Now if you BOUGHT BitCoins instead of mine them, it would be capital gains when you sold them.