What does it mean to developers if Oracle wins on its argument that APIs are copyrightable?
bcastle 2 years ago
In the first portion of the Google/Oracle trial, Oracle is arguing that Google used APIs that are copyrighted by Oracle (or were copyrighted by Sun). I've always thought that as long as you didn't straight up copy the software, you could reproduce an API's interface. In fact, you kinda have to. If Oracle's position is accepted as "The Law", isn't this going to be a big issue for many, many developers?
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