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Google-Oracle Copyright Issue Lands in Washington. January 13, 2015 Google-Oracle Copyright Issue Lands in Washington Obama Administration Asked To Weigh In On Matter By W.

Google-Oracle Copyright Issue Lands in Washington

Brice McVicar in Breaking News Google Technology Photo Credit: Carlos Luna via flickr The ongoing saga of the Google and Oracle patent dispute doesn’t appear to be losing any steam. That indication comes after the Supreme Court asked government officials to help decide whether the justices should become involved in the copyright debate. As Reuters reported, Monday’s move means Supreme Court justices won’t be moving any further on the matter until Solicitor General Donald Verrilli files papers containing President Barack Obama’s administration’s guidance. As well, it means the ongoing battle will only be further delayed as this next step is completed. Oracle is claiming, The Wall Street Journal reported, Google unlawfully copied nearly 40 packages of Java programs that act as shortcuts for building common computer functions into other programs.

Google v. Oracle II - Java API Protected by Copyright.

Copyright ability of computer functionality

Federal Circuit holds Java API code copyrightable, revives Oracle’s billion-dollar suit against Google. The Federal Circuit today overruled a federal district judge and held that Oracle’s API computer source code qualifies for copyright protection, potentially breathing new life into Oracle’s billion-dollar lawsuit against Google.

Federal Circuit holds Java API code copyrightable, revives Oracle’s billion-dollar suit against Google

Java APIs Aren’t Copyrightable–Oracle v. Google (Guest Blog Post) By Tyler Ochoa (see some of Tyler’s other posts) with comments from Eric Oracle America, Inc. v.

Java APIs Aren’t Copyrightable–Oracle v. Google (Guest Blog Post)

Google, Inc., 3:10-cv-03561-WHA (N.D. Cal. May 31, 2012). On Thursday, Judge William Alsup concluded the district court phase of the Oracle v. Judge Alsup is to be commended, both for taking the time to understand Java at a highly technical level, and for explaining it with extraordinary clarity. Oracle-vs. With the exception of Oracle and its stockholders, the technology industry's collective head exploded today when the US Appellate Court ruled that APIs are copyrightable.


As a part of its findings, the court wrote "..the declaring code and the structure, sequence, and organization of the API packages are entitled to copyright protection. " That conclusion does not mince words. Those of us here at ProgrammableWeb, where APIs are our life, are quite stunned by the decision. Me personally because prior to joining ProgrammableWeb, I spent a significant number of years covering the ins and outs of copyrights and patents as they pertain to technology and some of the gargantuan legal battles that have taken place in our industry. This ruling certainly looks to be both dangerous and stifling.

Oracle wins

Oracle v Google: EFF warn of threats to innovation. The Electronic Frontier Foundation has joined the ongoing legal battle between Oracle and Google over whether APIs (Application Programming Interface) should or shouldn't be copyrightable.

Oracle v Google: EFF warn of threats to innovation

Oracle had accused Google of infringing the copyright on its Java APIs in the development of Google’s Android OS. Google denies any wrongdoing and has argued, in part, that software APIs cannot be protected under U.S. copyright law. The campaign group has now gathered together 32 computer scientists and tech industry leaders in an amicus brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The brief is signed by tech leaders including MS-DOS author Tim Paterson and ARPANET developer Larry Roberts, who support the position that APIs should not be copyrightable because they are critical to spurring innovation and inter-operability in the tech world. "The law is already clear that computer languages are mediums of communication and aren't copyrightable.

Letter from AmeriKat I: Google and the "broken" patent system, Oracle v Google, Apple v Psystar & more. As a result of an incredibly busy Fall litigation schedule and writing on the unitary patent proposals, it has been a while since the AmeriKat has been, well, truly "the AmeriKat".

Letter from AmeriKat I: Google and the "broken" patent system, Oracle v Google, Apple v Psystar & more

During the holiday season, even while she was prowling about in her homeland, she was still very much a "EuroPatKat" in her reporting. However, with the hopeful passing of any immediate threat to the patent system and with the Scrutiny Committee's more scrutinizing behavior in respect of the proposals, the AmeriKat has been able to revisit her homeland's recent IP news. Having returned back to this incredibly mild-weathered island on Friday and fuelled by some mean jet-lag on Sunday, the AmeriKat has split her posts into two parts - patents/copyright and trademarks. As readers know, Google is in the midst of a raging mobile patents war. “a hostile, organized campaign against Android by Microsoft, Oracle, Apple and other companies, waged through bogus patents.


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Oracle America, Inc. v. Google. Citation Edit Oracle America, Inc. v.

Oracle America, Inc. v. Google

Google, Inc., 810 F.Supp.2d 1002 (N.D. Cal. 2011) (full-text). Factual Background. Northern district of CA. EFF. Federal district hearing. Scribd. Judge orders Oracle to pay Google $1M for court costs. News By Chris Kanaracus September 4, 2012 01:46 PM ET IDG News Service - A judge on Tuesday ordered Oracle to pay about $1 million to Google for costs related to the companies' lawsuit over the Android mobile operating system.

Judge orders Oracle to pay Google $1M for court costs

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