Items tagged "API"
Supreme Court Gives Competition a Booster Shot in Landmark Fair Use DecisionApril 6, 2021 API , Competition , Copyright , Fair Use , Google , Google v Oracle , Litigation , Oracle , Oracle v. Google , Supreme Court
I’m happy about the Supreme Court’s 6-2 decision in Google v. Oracle, affirming that Google’s reimplementation of the Java API for Android was a fair use and thus not copyright infringement. Google and Oracle’s competitions can breathe a sigh of relief, since a result that went the other way could have seriously inhibited the ability […]Read More
Supreme Court Google v Oracle Decision a Fair Use Win for Consumers and CompetitionApril 5, 2021 API , Competition , Copyright , Fair Use , Google v Oracle
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court announced its decision in the case of Google v Oracle. In its 2019 brief, Public Knowledge urged the Supreme Court to hold that the Java API is uncopyrightable, in accordance with longstanding tradition, industry practice, and common sense. The Court ruled in favor of Google on fair use grounds, but declined to consider the question of copyrightability.Read More
Public Knowledge Joins Amicus Brief Urging Supreme Court to Overturn Federal Circuit in Google v OracleJanuary 13, 2020 amicus brief , API , Copyright , Google v Oracle , Supreme Court
Today, Public Knowledge joined the R Street Institute and the Niskanen Center in filing an amicus brief at the Supreme Court in the case of Google v Oracle. The case asks whether the application programming interface, or API, of a programming language such as Java is subject to copyright protection — and, if it is, whether reimplementing that API can be a fair use.Read More