Monday, March 19, 2012

Good News: Pi Is Not Copyrightable

Two different composers wrote musical works based on the sequence of Pi (the irrational number that begins 3.14159 . . . ).  The second composer assigned different notes to the numbers so the songs sounded differently.  As reported by Eric Goldman and Techdirt, a district Judge has dismissed the first composer's copyright suit against the second.  Fortunately, basic facts like the value of Pi are not copyrightable.

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