Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Google Asks for API Copyright Case to Be Reviewed

Google (via Joshua Bloch):

Today we asked the Supreme Court of the United States to review our long-running copyright dispute with Oracle over the use of software interfaces. The outcome will have a far-reaching impact on innovation across the computer industry.

Standardized software interfaces have driven innovation in software development. They let computer programs interact with each other and let developers easily build technologies for different platforms. Unless the Supreme Court steps in here, the industry will be hamstrung by court decisions finding that the use of software interfaces in creating new programs is not allowed under copyright law.


Previously: AWS, MongoDB, and the Economic Realities of Open Source.

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