Why Creators Should Care About Google v. Oracle in the Supreme Court–@artistrights Watch

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Oracle. MTP readers will remember the Oracle case because Judge William Alsop required the parties (provoked by Google shills) to file with the Court a list of the then-current “advocacy” groups Google paid that were also engaged in commentary about the case to affect public opinion. On the surface, the case is about the Java software code and certain Java libraries developed by Sun Microsystems, later acquired by Oracle.

Google Says Don’t Break the Internet–Again–this time to Oracle at SCOTUS

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Google’s at it again, this time as part of the litigation involving its theft of copyrights from Oracle. The problem for Google is that they can’t just run roughshod over Oracle the way they can practically everyone else, including governments. Google wanted to license a bunch of Java applications that were owned by Oracle. Correct, but Oracle bought Sun so that’s how Oracle got involved.

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The Supreme Court Should See Through Google’s Industrial-Strength Fair Use Charade

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Oracle case on October 7]. Supreme Court of two Federal Circuit decisions in Oracle’s favor is turning into the most consequential copyright case of the court’s term — if not the decade. I co-wrote an amicus brief on the fair use question on behalf of independent songwriters supporting Oracle in the appeal. But how Google acquired that industrial boost for Android is the core issue in the Oracle case. Google v Oracle News from the Goolag fair use fair use industries

Congress Should Investigate The Monopoly Power of Weaponized Fair Use

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Supreme Court in the fair use case against Oracle. So while you may think that Oracle is a huge corporation, they aren’t to Google and that means Google treated them the same way that they treat artists and songwriters: Rob them blind and dare them to sue against Google’s weaponized version of fair use. Not everyone can afford to go toe to toe with Google in the Supreme Court, and we all stand in Oracle’s shoes as they battle the Leviathan of Mountain View.

Menell on the Oracle v. Google Litigation and Copyright Law

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Peter S. Menell, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, has published Rise of the API Copyright Dead?: An Updated Epitaph for Copyright Protection of Network and Functional Features of Computer Software. Here is the abstract. After a decade of

Oracle v. Google Judge Writes the Book on Software Programming Copyright – For Now, Anyway

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The trial in the dispute between Oracle and Google over the use of Java technology in the Android operating system is over, and the greatly anticipated ruling on copyright in the Java Application Programming Interface (API) has issued. Oracle’s copyright claim in the names of the methods, classes and packages failed under the merger doctrine and the short phrases rule. Accordingly, the court held that the merger doctrine barred Oracle’s copyright claim.

This is the Only Question for the Next Head of the Copyright Office

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At some point in the coming days, there will be an announcement for the new head of the U.S. Copyright Office. I fully expect that everyone will have their litmus test for whether the new person (called the “Register” for historical reasons that have probably outlived their usefulness).

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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

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In this long-running dispute that has been previously dubbed “The World Series of IP cases” by the presiding judge, Oracle America Inc. Oracle”) accuses Google Inc. Specifically, Oracle alleges that Google infringed the declaring code of certain Java API packages for use in Android, including copying the elaborate taxonomy covering 37 packages that involves multiple classes and methods. Oracle America, Inc.

Oracle v. Google Judge Writes the Book on Software Programming Copyright – For Now, Anyway

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The trial in the dispute between Oracle and Google over the use of Java technology in the Android operating system is over, and the greatly anticipated ruling on copyright in the Java Application Programming Interface (API) has issued. Oracle’s copyright claim in the names of the methods, classes and packages failed under the merger doctrine and the short phrases rule. Accordingly, the court held that the merger doctrine barred Oracle’s copyright claim.

Landmark Oracle-Google Android Copyright Dispute May End Up In Supreme Court

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While many smartphone users were gazing upon their new iPhone 6 Plus’s 5.5-inch screen with wonder, there was another notable development in the mobile/tech world – the ongoing software copyright dispute between Oracle and Google over the development of the Android mobile platform just heated up again. See Oracle America, Inc. A more complete picture of the potential issues and arguments will arrive when Oracle files its response.

The Dopamine Delivery Device: The Android/Fair Use Connection

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” google antichrist News from the Data Lords News from the Goolag Google v Oracle smartphone addictionIf you’ve ever seen The Insider starring Russell Crowe, you know the story of Dr. Jeffrey Wygant, the whistleblower’s whistleblower. Dr. Wygant worked for one of the Big Tobacco companies (Brown and Williamson) to help them perfect nicotine addiction. He eventually couldn’t take it anymore and went public with his inside knowledge.

European Court of Justice Rules on Copyright Status of Computer Programming Languages and Functionality

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In a jury room in San Francisco, jurors in Oracle, Inc. Meanwhile, the jury and the judge in Oracle v. So much so, in fact, that on May 3, the judge in Oracle v. Word Programming dispute is well-known to the parties in Oracle, Inc. 12, 2012) and Oracle’s Brief Regarding Copyright Issues (Apr. We should learn very soon whether the result in Oracle, Inc. Google, Inc.

Where are the rest of the shills?

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When reading Oracle’s and Google’s responses to Judge Alsup’s recent order to the parties that they disclose their paid commentators, I noticed one group was missing from the responses, particularly the Google response. So this leaves the question: Did Google and Oracle properly reply to Judge Alsup’s order if they did not mention engaging these trolls? Uncategorized Google v Oracle Judge William Alsup

European Court of Justice Rules on Copyright Status of Computer Programming Languages and Functionality

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In a jury room in San Francisco, jurors in Oracle, Inc. Meanwhile, the jury and the judge in Oracle v. So much so, in fact, that on May 3, the judge in Oracle v. Word Programming dispute is well-known to the parties in Oracle, Inc. 12, 2012) and Oracle’s Brief Regarding Copyright Issues (Apr. We should learn very soon whether the result in Oracle, Inc. Google, Inc.

European Court of Justice Rules on Copyright Status of Computer Programming Languages and Functionality

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In a jury room in San Francisco, jurors in Oracle, Inc. Meanwhile, the jury and the judge in Oracle v. So much so, in fact, that on May 3, the judge in Oracle v. Word Programming dispute is well-known to the parties in Oracle, Inc. 12, 2012) and Oracle’s Brief Regarding Copyright Issues (Apr. We should learn very soon whether the result in Oracle, Inc. Google, Inc.

Monday Morning JETLawg…

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Oracle’s lawsuit against Google, claiming Android infringes patents and copyrights related to Java, could boast advantage for Microsoft. In the news… U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rejects Jersey Shore star Snooki’s application to trademark her nickname. Screen Actors Guild reaches tentative settlement of the class action lawsuit accusing it of withholding millions of dollars of overseas distribution revenues from members.

2019 Year in Review

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Oracle America Inc. Oracle America Inc.* The Latest episode of my Entertainment Law podcast, Entertainment Law Update, is now available for your enjoyment. Listen here, or subscribe and download in your favorite podcast listening app. Show notes are located at w ww.entertainmentlawupdate.com/116.

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Ninth Circuit Issues Important Decision on Software Licensing Practices and Web Scraping

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Oracle USA, Inc. In brief, Oracle USA, Inc. Oracle”) develops and licenses certain enterprise software, and also offers maintenance contracts to its licensees. As part of maintenance services, it offers software updates, available on Oracle’s support website. Rimini”) is a company that provides third-party, after-license software support services to Oracle licensees, competing directly with Oracle to provide these services. Oracle Int’l Corp. ,

Where is Kim Jong-Il When You Need Him: Google Pulls the Same Old Stuff on State AGs

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Don’t think that Google won’t engage in intimidation tactics–we found out that Google’s top lawyer was doing his (weak) Tony Soprano impression over potential amicus briefs in the Oracle case before the Supreme Court. According to Oracle’s head of government affairs : Before we turn to the more than 30 amicus briefs filed in support of Oracle at the Supreme Court, we are obligated to highlight the conduct of Google’s head of Global Affairs and Chief Legal Officer, Kent Walker.

So Much For the Public Interest: Sonos CEO @Patrick_Spence Reveals the Harsh Retaliation of Google and Amazon

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Because make no mistake–if Google will not only solicit a showdown with Oracle over Google’s tortured interpretation of verbatim copying as fair use but also prefer to litigate with Sonos rather than change Google’s tactics in the marketplace. So how do Google’s business tactics in crushing opposition from Oracle to Sonos and beyond further the public interest?

Notes and Materials on TikTok from MusicBiz Conference

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Does the Oracle and Walmart investment solve TikTok’s data security problem? I was pleased to moderate a panel on TikTok’s situation for the Music Business Association with an all-star panel of experts. You can access our voluminous panel materials here including the panelists biographies. The following is my opening statement followed by the panel outline with some page number cross references to the panel materials. Opening Statement.

Videogame App Developer Breaks the Rules on Copyright Infringement

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If this general strategy sounds familiar, perhaps you have read our recent post on the Oracle v. Google dispute over Google’s use of Oracle’s Java technology in the Android operating system. In doing so, Judge Wolfson referenced the same universe of software copyright rulings relied upon by Judge Alsup in Oracle v. Desiree Golden, a recent college graduate, wanted to aim at the big money that can be made in app development.

Internal Mobility: How Learning and Internal Promotions beat Hiring from the Outside

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A white paper by Oracle explains: “Seminal research conducted over the course of a decade found that the top 10 percent of companies with ‘high-performance work systems’ had four times the amount of sales per employee. When you see competing companies start to exceed where your business is lacking, there’s a natural response: try to poach the competition. Or, if that’s impossible or unaffordable, you may check in with recruiters and cast a wide net to find candidates.

#irespectmusic: House Judiciary Voting Today on HR 1695 the Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act

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Oracle. The House Committee on the Judiciary says the House will vote on HR 1695 today–the bipartisan Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act. If you haven’t already, call your House member today and ask them to vote YES on HR 1695! “Today the House of Representatives will consider the bipartisan Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act ( H.R. 1695 ), which makes important changes to the selection process for the head of the U.S.

The Fallacy of the True Ad Hominum

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For example, when Judge Alsup demanded that Oracle and Google disclose any bloggers it had paid to write about the Oracle v. It bears repeating that a statement capable of truth value cannot be fallacious. All too frequently truthful statements about a person are defended by resort to the ad hominem fallacy.

Videogame App Developer Breaks the Rules on Copyright Infringement

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If this general strategy sounds familiar, perhaps you have read our recent post on the Oracle v. Google dispute over Google’s use of Oracle’s Java technology in the Android operating system. In doing so, Judge Wolfson referenced the same universe of software copyright rulings relied upon by Judge Alsup in Oracle v. Desiree Golden, a recent college graduate, wanted to aim at the big money that can be made in app development.

Videogame App Developer Breaks the Rules on Copyright Infringement

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If this general strategy sounds familiar, perhaps you have read our recent post on the Oracle v. Google dispute over Google’s use of Oracle’s Java technology in the Android operating system. In doing so, Judge Wolfson referenced the same universe of software copyright rulings relied upon by Judge Alsup in Oracle v. Desiree Golden, a recent college graduate, wanted to aim at the big money that can be made in app development.

Supreme Court Rejects Google’s Appeal in Java API Dispute

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See Oracle America, Inc. On Monday, the Supreme Court denied certiorari in Google’s appeal of the Federal Circuit’s 2014 ruling that that the declaring code and the structure, sequence, and organization of 37 Java API packages are entitled to copyright protection. Google Inc. , 750 F.3d 1339 (Fed. 2014)). [A A detailed discussion of the original lower court ruling can be found here.].

Stopping Google’s End Run: No Safe Harbor Privilege in Trade Agreements

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Oracle case. ). Many welcome the passing of the renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement, known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Less discussed is the part of USMCA that incorporates concepts of the failed DMCA from US law. The chances of doing something to lessen the blow are dwindling now that the USMCA has passed the House of Representatives and moved on to the Senate. We still have a chance to have an impact in the Senate, but time is going by.

Ticketmaster Reaches Settlement with Ticket Broker over Unauthorized Use of Automated Bots

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In early July, Ticketmaster reached a favorable settlement in its action against a ticket broker that was alleged to have used automated bots to purchase tickets in bulk, thus ending a dispute that produced notable court decisions examining the potential liabilities for unwanted scraping and website access. Ticketmaster L.L.C. Prestige Entertainment West Inc. , 17-07232 (C.D. Final Judgment July 8, 2019)).

Why is Ars Pitching for EFF Donations?

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In the Oracle v. Ars Technica is pitching the EFF as part of its holiday charitable donation donation drive: [W]e’ve added the Electronic Frontier Foundation to our annual charity push, aiding in their efforts to defend Internet freedom. In case you ever wondered why it is that Ars is reliably in the anti-copyright, pro-Google corner, let me offer a few ideas in the aid of explanation.

Chairman Goodlatte’s Listening Tour: Google Search Meets the Ford Pinto

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In addition to being disclosed in the Oracle case, the EFF picked up a cool million dollars from Google in the Google Buzz class action cy pres awards and made it into Public Citizen’s expose of Google’s massive influence and litigation machine. The Google Shill List from Oracle v. Americans are freedom loving people, and nothing says freedom like getting away with it. From Long Long Time , by Guy Forsyth.

It is not about Northern vs. Southern California:

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Cisco and Oracle have long been in the vanguard of respecting copyrights. An excellent topic came up at the recent Google Tech Summit in Napa Valley that bears repeating–trying to lump all of the tech companies into one pot as “Northern California” against artists in “Southern California” is too facile by half and is a form of geocentric narcissism. First of all, you can’t lump all tech companies in together.

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Former Sun GC Bikes – and Blogs – Cross Country

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Earlier this year, Oracle acquired Sun. In legal-blogging circles, Mike Dillon is known as the first Fortune 500 general counsel to launch a blog. That was in 2006, when Dillon was GC of Sun Microsystems. With Sun’s demise, so went Dillon’s blog (although the archives remain up). With the acquisition over and time on his hands, Dillon decided to do something he’d wanted to do since college: ride a bicycle across the United States.

The MMF’s Google Problem

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Google was forced to disclose that connection in its litigation with Oracle on a filing that has become known as the “ Google Shill List.” David Lowery’s recent post on the Trichordist reveals the disclosure by an apparent whistleblower that the Music Managers Forum and to some extent the Feature Artist Coalition have each been taking undisclosed money from Google and Spotify. Given the context, I assume the whistleblower is referring to the MMF chapter in the UK.)

The Fifth IP Subcommittee Hearing–next week

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For example, Google provided such a list of outlets in its paid service to Judge Alsup under court order in the Oracle v. While MTP readers will likely be watching today’s hearing before the “IP Subcommittee” in the U.S. House of Representatives, it is well to keep in mind that the Committee announced two hearings, presumably before the August recess that is scheduled to start August 3 and continue until September 9.

Legaltech Week 5.29.20: In Which ‘Cash Cab’ Makes the Legaltech News Roundup

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firm’s selection of Oracle for its practice management platform, and another practice management platform’s new lead-ranking tool. Our weekly Legaltech Week journalist roundtable, rounding up the top legaltech news, kicks off this time with news that one of our panelists was a contestant on Cash Cab. And if you don’t know what that is, then you’ll have to listen to the episode.

Google Has Millions for Shillery but “Not One Red Cent” for Transparency

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MTP readers will remember the “ Google Shill List “–a court ordered filing imposed on Google by the judge in the Oracle case that demanded Google disclose all of its paid pundits and astroturf organizations. I’ll be a big noise with all the big boys, so much stuff I will own. And I will pray to a big god, as I kneel in the big church. Big time, I’m on my way I’m making it… Big Time , by Peter Gabriel.

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The Cross-Industry Promise of Blockchain

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The system typically requires the use of “oracles” – that is, “web services” or other external sources of information to trigger contract execution. The blockchain protocol (a form of a ‘distributed ledger system’) was originally designed as a platform to process Bitcoin transactions. The protocol enables peer-to-peer transactions and eliminates the need for a trusted intermediary to verify and process the transactions.

Guest Post: Not All Legal Analytics Tools Are Created Equal

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Perhaps the best example of this issue is the landmark copyright case Oracle America, Inc. [Editor’s note: Recently, i had a conversation with Josh Becker , chairman of Lex Machina and head of legal analytics at LexisNexis , about the fast-growing area of litigation analytics. Becker made the case that not all analytics products on the market are created equal. Of course, he is biased in favor of his own product, but his position is worth airing and considering.

Conference Preview: AI in the Spotlight when Legalweek Convenes Jan. 28

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Speakers : Bennett Borden, Chief Data Scientist, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP; Dan Linna, Director of Legal R&D, Michigan State University, and visiting professor of law, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law; and Ameen Haddad, Assistant General Counsel, Oracle.

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Google’s Charm Offensive Comes to Nashville Behind YouTube Front: But Where is the Straight Count?

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MTP readers will recognize Public Knowledge from their prominent mention on the Google Shill List filed by Google with the court it its lawsuit with Oracle (“Google has contributed to Public Knowledge for years before the complaint in the [Oracle case] was filed. “ It’s really important that we protect the rights of really good looking people in this society ,”.

Silicon Valley “Nonprofits” are Back at the Class Action Trough

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So as Mr. Parloff noted, certain policy shops get money directly from Big Tech and then they get even more in directed class action settlement payments (none of which was disclosed in the court ordered disclosure in the Oracle v. The Facebook “Sponsored Stories” class action settlement has been finalized.