Will Google’s Fair Use Win Help GDC?

Oracle v Google recently captured headlines with the US District Court verdict in favor of Google, giving it fair use of Oracle’s Java API. Two years ago, on appeal of an earlier decision in this series of litigation, US Federal Circuit court sided in favor of Oracle, giving it the right to copyright the Java API. As it now stands in US law, a company has the right to copyright its API, but a user can successfully argue fair use. This outcome could be beneficial to GDC in its lawsuit against Dolby.

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