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@sflc It's interesting... They didn't use the merger doctrine, but repeated a lot of the logic they would have used for the merger doctrine. I really wish they could have just given us the bright line...
> Some ideas can be expressed intelligibly only in one or a limited number of ways. The rules of a game provide an example. In such cases the expression merges with the idea and is therefore not protected.
@clacke And that's actually one of the sillier parts of the opinion. Moving from desktop to mobile is not the most transformative thing in the world.
But I'm not sure what you mean by "up for grabs." Google's interoperability concerns here required legal copying for merger purposes.
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