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Oracle v. Google: Are APIs Copyrightable?

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA


Given the pervasive use of application programming interfaces (APIs) in the software industry, the extent to which APIs are protected by copyright law is of great interest and importance to the industry and copyright lawyers. The issue was faced squarely in Oracle v. Google, a case tried in the Northern District of California in 2012, and now on appeal to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. This program will review the district court decision and the issues on appeal in the context of the broader question of copyright protection for computer code.


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Jennifer Jones


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