May 9, 2014

Oracle’s Java API Code Protected by Copyright, Appeals Court Rules (Ars Techica)

Ars Technica is reporting that the appeals court has overturned US District Judge William Alsup's ruling that the Java API was not copyrightable. "'Because we conclude that the declaring code and the structure, sequence, and organization of the API packages are entitled to copyright protection, we reverse the district court’s copyrightability determination with instructions to reinstate the jury’s infringement finding as to the 37 Java packages,' the US Appeals Court for the Federal Circuit ruled [PDF] Friday."

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