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Should APIs be copyrighted?

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.

May 9, 2014 by

Azul Zing kicks Java up a notch

Java application performance depends upon the Java Virtual Machine being able to quickly create, use and then destroy pieces of data. Azul Systems has taken its decade of experience building Java acceleration systems and built a new JVM based upon Oracle's HotSpot technology.

August 24, 2012 by

Google clear of Java API copyright dispute

The structure, sequence and organisation of the 37 Java APIs in question during the Oracle v. Google trial are not copyrightable, according to Judge William Alsup in his ruling on Thursday afternoon.

May 31, 2012

In-house software deserves protection

Software used internally should still be protected even if there's less risk, and companies should know limitations of copyright law and create holistic regime to safeguard intellectual property, say observers.

May 25, 2012 by

Oracle-Google: wilful infringement battle looms

Over the weekend, lawyers for both Oracle and Google filed several motions that could either speed up the case at the US District Court of Northern California, or plunge it into a much longer, messier trial.

May 14, 2012

We didn't know Sun had patents: Google

While Google is trying to move for a mistrial for the copyrights segment of its legal battle over Java APIs with Oracle, it's time to move full steam ahead to the next round.

May 8, 2012

Google interrogated over Java decision

The decisions made by the Android team at Google — going as far back as 2005 — continue to come under question in the Oracle-Google trial.

April 25, 2012

Google's Rubin quizzed on Java copyright

Google's senior vice president of mobile, Andy Rubin, took the stand on Monday afternoon during the ongoing intellectual property trial between Google and Oracle.

April 23, 2012

Google's Page plays hardball with Oracle

Google CEO Larry Page returned to a San Francisco court to take the stand as a witness in the legal battle between Google and Oracle over patents and copyrights related to Java.

April 18, 2012

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