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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court case of the century
by fran on Fri 1st Jun 2012 09:33 UTC
fran
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2010-08-06

I don't want to sound over dramatic but this is probably one of the most important court cases ever and probably thee court case of the century in terms of it's implications.

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RE: court case of the century
by eantoranz on Fri 1st Jun 2012 14:01 in reply to "court case of the century"
eantoranz Member since:
2005-12-18

Yeah, that was a little bit overly dramatic. :-D

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