Federal Circuit Again Reverses California Court in Oracle-Google Copyright Dispute over Java APIs – Releases a Major Ruling on Fair Use in the Software Context
New Media and Technology Law
MARCH 30, 2018
Google”) of unauthorized use of some of its Java-related copyrights in Google’s Android software platform. The decision has reverberated around the technology sector, with some touting the decision’s protection for creators of computer code and intellectual property in general and others who decry that the decision upends years of standard practice in the software industry and will necessarily inhibit the development of new programs and result in higher prices for consumers.