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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
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