Supreme Court Finds Google’s Copying of Oracle’s Code is Fair Use, Avoids Copyrightability Question

In a closely-watched case, the Supreme Court on Monday ruled 6-2 that Google’s copying of over 11,000 lines of Oracle’s application programming interface (API) code was permissible fair use under copyright law.  Writing for the majority, Justice Breyer declined to answer the underlying question of whether Oracle’s code is copyrightable, assuming that it is for the fair use analysis....
By: Burr & Forman