Sunday , April 11 2021

Supreme Court Holds that Google’s Unauthorized Copying of Oracle’s Copyrighted Java API is Fair Use – Lexology

In a 6-2 decision on April 5, 2021, and after a decade-long court battle, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the unauthorized copying by Google of Oracle’s “declaring code” (its Java Application Programing Interface or “API” code) was fair use and therefore not prohibited under U.S. copyright law. In doing so, the Court reasoned that the copied declaring code is “part of an interface between human beings and a machine,” which is distinguishable from implem...

 

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