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Oracle v. Google ?Çô Redefining The Applicability and Scope of The Fair Use Defense for Software

Oracle v. Google ?Çô Redefining The Applicability and Scope of The Fair Use Defense for Software

2018 Summer Associate Mira Park contributed to this post. On March 27, 2018, in Oracle America Inc. v. Google LLC, No. 17-1118 (Fed. Cir. 2018), the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held that Google?ÇÖs use of Oracle?ÇÖs software code did not constitute a fair use and remanded for a trial on damages. Oracle is the copyright owner of the ?Ç£declaring code?Ç¥, as well as the structure, sequence, and organization (?Ç£SSO?Ç¥) of the Java application programming interface (?Ç£API?Ç¥) packages at issue in this case. A Java API package is a collection of pre-written Java source code programs for providing computer functions, and allows programmers to provide desired functions into their own programs without the need to write the corresponding code from scratch. In 2005, Google wrote its own code to run programs written in the Java language on its Android platform, but used the declaring code verbatim (i.e. 11,500… Continue Reading

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