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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.

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.
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