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[Bug 13423] Remove the Editing APIs section. It's extremely incomplete and contradicts my editing spec on a lot of points, so it will confuse implementers.

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Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2011 17:45:23 +0000
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--- Comment #34 from Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net> 2011-08-19 17:45:22 UTC ---
Just to ensure we're all clear on copyright and patents, following is a rather
good description of the differences between the two:

"Copyright protects original works of authorship, while a patent protects
inventions or discoveries. Ideas and discoveries are not protected by the
copyright law, although the way in which they are expressed may be."

I'm not a lawyer, but this tells me that a free to use copyright on Aryeh's
text only covers the text, not the idea. We can copy the text, but this doesn't
cover implementation. 

If we implement the idea, then we're running into potential patent problems. 

This is from the US Copyright Office[1]. I imagine the same or something
similar applies in other countries. 

That's why the location of the document matters.

[1] http://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/faq-general.html

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