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SCOTUS Reverses Copyright Infringement Against Google, Copying API was Fair Use: Google LLC v. Oracle America, Inc.

In a long anticipated decision, the Supreme Court of the United States has held that Google’s copying of code of an Application Programming Interface (API) developed by Oracle is a fair use of that code. The Court held, 6-2, that Google only copied code “needed to allow programmers to put their accrued talents to work in a new and transformative...

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