In its brief filed on May 26, 2015, the US Solicitor General (SG) advised the US Supreme Court to not hear Google’s appeal of a decision, from the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, holding that copyright protection...more
In This Presentation:
- Software Copyright & Interoperability
- Program Language and Function Calls
- An Example API in Java
- Oracles’ Pattern of APIs
- Google’s Copying
The basic question “are APIs eligible for copyright protection?” has consumed much analysis (and legal fees) during the lawsuit between Oracle and Google, which started in 2010.
The basic premise of Oracle’s complaint...more
In the long-running litigation (and hey, is there any litigation that isn’t “long-running”?) between Oracle and Google, a US court decided in 2012 that APIs in this case were not eligible for copyright protection. This meant...more
Originally published in Chapter 17 of the State Bar of Texas - Advanced Intellectual Property Law.
II. In Which Our Hero is Dashed on the Rocky Shoals of Software Coypright
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