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Public Knowledge Responds to Federal Circuit Ruling on Oracle v. Google

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Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a ruling in the ongoing Oracle v. Google litigation. The case involves the Java programming language’s application programming interface (“API”). First, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit overturned the district court and ruled that Oracle could assert a copyright over this API. Public Knowledge disagreed with this ruling.

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Public Knowledge Welcomes YODA Bill to Restore Ownership Rights in our Digital Devices

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Today, Representatives Blake Farenthold (R-TX) and Jared Polis (D-CO) reintroduced the You Own Devices Act (YODA), a bill that prevents copyrights in embedded software from being used to restrict consumers’ resale and repair of their own devices. Public Knowledge advocates for a fair copyright system that enables Americans to own the digital products they pay for.

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Media Alert: Public Knowledge Hosts Fourth Annual 3D/DC April 29!

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Public Knowledge will host “3D/DC 2015,” its fourth annual Capitol Hill 3D printing event on April 29, 2015 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, where guests can interact with panelists covering important 3D printing policy topics. A 6 - 8 p.m. reception at the Rayburn Cafeteria will enable guests to view the latest in 3D printing technology and speak directly with 3D printing experts. This event is free and open to the public. Check-in begins at 10 a.m.

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