Subject: Re: Shape properties: AISC or individual shape producers?
From: Bill Polhemus <bpolhem(--nospam--at)swbell.net>
Date: Sun, 14 Jan 2001 17:28:48 -0600
Mark Gilligan wrote:
> I will suggest that we will find other
> member properties tables, that AISC does not own the copyright to,
> organized the data in a similar manner which would undercut the claim to
> uniqueness. We might even find old tables by AISC, for which any copyright
> has expired, that used the same organization, which would support the
> position that even if the form of the tables were copyrightable that the
> copyright on the form of the tables had expired.
Is this a "redux" of Apple Computer's ancient, creaking "look and feel"
(Not be confused with the "ancience" and "creakiness" of ASD!)