Oracle's Java Not Copyrightable, Google Tells Fed. Circ.

Law360, New York (May 29, 2013, 3:01 PM EDT) -- Google Inc. has urged the Federal Circuit to affirm a lower court ruling that found Google's Android operating system had not infringed Oracle's Java software, pushing back on Oracle's claim that the Java code deserved the same copyright protection afforded to expressive works.

Oracle in its opening arguments in February compared the Java code to works like the "Harry Potter" novels. Google in response said that Oracle's application programming interface, or API, was not the kind of imaginative work copyright law was designed to protect....
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