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2012-06-02 07:46:15

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com A judge today made a crucial decision in the Google vs. Oracle case when he ruled APIs cannot be copyrighted. Oracle has taken Google to court, claiming they had infringed Sun Microsystems´ patents in their Android operating system. The judge has now claimed Suns´ APIs cannot be copyrighted and therefore, have not been infringed upon. Judge William Alsup said 37 such APIs used in Android are not covered by copyright. Oracle has already said...

2012-05-28 23:00:02

Canada´s Copyright Modernization Act, the long-awaited Canadian copyright reform bill, C-11 Bill contains some good consumer provisions that support MP3Rocket´s “time-shifting” and “format-shifting” converter technology. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 28, 2012 The Canadian C-11 copyright reform bill includes the expansion of the fair-use provision, new consumer rights for format shifting, time shifting and backup copies, a provision facilitating recording user...

Google Moves For Mistrial In Legal Battle With Oracle
2012-05-10 05:08:54

Google´s lead attorney filed a motion on Tuesday asking the U.S. District Judge overseeing its copyright and patent trial with Oracle to declare a mistrial. The move was driven by a mixed verdict delivered on Monday in the copyright phase of the trial.  The jury found that Google had violated Oracle´s copyrights in using 37 of Java´s “application programming interfaces,” or APIs, when it developed the Android mobile operating system.  However, it was...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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