Peter Kaminski

Google is asking the US Supreme Court to reverse an appeals court ruling that said Oracle’s Java API’s were protected by copyright.
Google told the justices in a petition [PDF] this week that assigning copyright to the code—the Application Programming Interfaces that enable programs to talk to one another—sets a dangerous precedent.
The appellate court’s May ruling, Google said, allows “copyright monopolies over the basic building blocks of computer design and programming.”
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