On June 29th, the Supreme Court denied certiorari in Google’s appeal of the Federal Circuit’s 2014 ruling that that the declaring code and the structure, sequence, and organization of 37 Java API packages are entitled to...more
Back in October 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court was asked to take up the appeal for Oracle v. Google (Oracle America, Inc. v. Google Inc.). This case offered the Supreme Court a chance to weigh in on the IP protections afforded...more
As Facebook continues to evolve and mature, some of its decisions lead to significant repercussions for organizations building apps linking to the Facebook platform. Many apps use Facebook to ease registration (fine) or as an...more
In This Presentation:
- Software Copyright & Interoperability
- Program Language and Function Calls
- An Example API in Java
- Oracles’ Pattern of APIs
- Google’s Copying
Last month, Google asked the Supreme Court to hear its appeal of an appeals court ruling that certain application program interfaces (APIs) are copyrightable. Oracle’s response is due in December, and the US Government may...more
There has been a lingering, divisive question in the software industry as to whether application programming interfaces (APIs) are entitled to copyright subject matter protection. Critics argue that this type of source code...more
In This Issue:
- Jerked Around? Did the FTC’s “Jerk.com” Complaint Just Turn API Terms Into Federal Law?
- Which Way Is Aereo Pointing? The Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Public Performance Copyright Case
W3C Reaches Milestone: “Do Not Track” Specification Set -
The road to establish an industry standard for Do Not Track has been long and winding.
Last year, efforts at consensus stalled, grinding the work of the...more
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
On 31 May 2012, U.S. District Judge William Alsup delivered a detailed judgement upholding the principle that APIs are not protected by copyright in the Oracle v Google case. Oracle filed an appeal to the ruling in October...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
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