Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 31st May 2012 21:41 UTC
Legal And thus, it ends. Despite a never-ending stream of doom and gloom from Oracle/Microsoft-funded 'pundits' regarding Google and Android (six hundred billion trillion gazillion eurodollars in damages!!1!), judge Alsup has just squashed all of Oracle's chances with a ruling that is good news for those of us who truly care about this wonderful industry: APIs are not copyrightable. Alsup: "To accept Oracle's claim would be to allow anyone to copyright one version of code to carry out a system of commands and thereby bar all others from writing their own different versions to carry out all or part of the same commands. No holding has ever endorsed such a sweeping proposition." Supreme Court, Ellison?
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renox
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2005-07-06

Yes, of course. If I write poetry in the form of Java interfaces it remains perfectly copyrightable.

Funny that, I'm quite sure of the opposite: http://www.osnews.com/story/25904/EU_s_top_court_APIs_can_t_be_copy...

I don't know about the USA, but in Europe you're wrong..

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