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Text and Data Mining of In-Copyright Works
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Text and Data Mining of In-Copyright Works: Is It Legal?

How copyright law might be an impediment to text and data mining research.

Reimplementing Software Interfaces Is Fair Use
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Reimplementing Software Interfaces Is Fair Use

A multifactored rationale for denying Oracle's claim against Google.

The Push for Stricter Rules for Internet Platforms
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The Push for Stricter Rules for Internet Platforms

Considering the origins, interpretations, and possible changes to Communications Decency Act §230 amid an evolving online environment.

Copyright's Online Service Providers Safe Harbors Under Siege
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Copyright's Online Service Providers Safe Harbors Under Siege

Reviewing the most significant changes recommended in the recently released U.S. Copyright Office Section 512 Study.

AI Authorship?
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AI Authorship?

Considering the role of humans in copyright protection of outputs produced by artificial intelligence.

Copyrightability of Java APIs Revisited
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Copyrightability of Java APIs Revisited

A recent case challenges the long-standing view that application program interfaces are not protectable under copyright law.

A Copyright Challenge to Resales of Digital Music
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A Copyright Challenge to Resales of Digital Music

A currently pending case will have significant implications for secondary markets in digital goods.

Oracle v. Google
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Oracle v. Google: Are APIs Copyrightable?

Assessing the first phase of the trial based on claims that Google's Android platform infringes Oracle's Java-related copyrights and patents.

Why Do Software Startups Patent (or Not)?
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Why Do Software Startups Patent (or Not)?

Assessing the controversial results of a recent empirical study of the role of intellectual property in software startups.

Legally Speaking: <i>Quanta</i>fying the Value of Patent Exhaustion
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Legally Speaking: Quantafying the Value of Patent Exhaustion

Should patents confer power to restrict reuses and redistributions of products embodying the whole or essential parts of inventions?
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