Can software code, and application programming interfaces in particular, be copyrighted? That is the question.
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Australians who downloaded an infringing copy of Dallas Buyers Club but did not make that copy available on peer-to-peer file-sharing services are not targeted in the latest piracy court case.
A petition filed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation on behalf of 77 computing luminaries has called on the US Supreme Court to overturn a decision that ruled Oracle could copyright parts of the Java API.
Europe's incoming digital commissioner is threatening Google again, this time with a copyright levy if it takes European content for its own.
Digital forensics firm Cellebrite has moved from copying contacts on mobile phones to digital forensics, helping police collar the bad guys along the way.
Telstra has backed a proposal that would allow film studios to take its customers to court after those customers have ignored a number of warning notices about downloading copyright-infringing TV shows or films.
A class action lawsuit brought by a European privacy group is moving forward thanks to the decision today by a Viennese court.
Why would content owners want to make their products more easily available when the Australian government appears to be focusing entirely on deterring and punishing users for copyright infringement?
Country passes bill that will allow rights owners to secure court injunctions instructing ISPs to block access to websites that contain copyright-infringing content.
The future of Internet TV was decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. And it didn't go in cordcutters' favor.
Apple has reached an out-of-court settlement and will potentially pay millions in damages to lay an antitrust lawsuit regarding ebook price fixing to rest.
After a ruling from the EU Court of Justice signalled countries shouldn't take a tolerate attitude to copyright infringement, Poland is in no hurry to tackle illegal downloading.
In the country’s first sentencing on internet copyright infringement, a Beijing court on Thursday jailed seven executives of the Chinese movie downloading website Siluhd.com.
Oracle won $1.3 billion against SAP, but that was later thrown out by a district judge. Oracle wants that reinstated, but the third court to look at the case appears wary.
Latest court ruling states Oracle can be granted copyright protection for its Java APIs, opening up a legal precedent that could affect the thousands of APIs out there.
UPDATED: A U.S. appeals court said Oracle can be granted copyright protection in parts of Java in a battle with Google over Android's inclusion of the code.
ISPs should work toward a voluntary scheme to crack down on online piracy or face new legislation when the Copyright Act is overhauled, Australian Attorney-General George Brandis has said.
When it comes to developing a legal framework for Australia's digital future, Attorney-General George Brandis has shown us that he's completely up to speed — with the 19th Century.
Direct from the "common sense dept." at the European Court of Justice, it turns out linking to an online page or article does not require the permission of a copyright holder.
The Australian Law Reform Commission has called on the government to bring in technology-neutral fair use provisions into Australian copyright law, in a report that Attorney-General George Brandis has labelled 'controversial'.
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