“In ‘Google,’ Supreme Court stops just short of declaring software APIs uncopyrightable”

  • April 30, 2021

Article published on Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

In its 6-2 decision on April 5, the court neatly sidestepped the question of copyrightability, finding that Google’s actions constituted fair use regardless of whether the Java API was copyrightable.

However, the skepticism in the court’s analysis is hard to miss and should give pause to future parties seeking to enforce copyrights on software APIs.

Read the full article on Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.

[Author: Former Associate Rackham Karlsson]

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