REUTERS/Jana Asenbrennerova- Brad Anderson, Corporate Vice President of Program Management in Microsoft's Windows Server and System Center Group shares the stage with Lucas Skoczkowski, CEO, Redknee during keynote address at the All Things Oracle OpenWorld Summit in San Francisco, California September 24, 2013.


How Much Copyright Protection Should Source Code Get? A New Court Ruling Reshapes The Landscape

June 9, 2014, John Villasenor

John Villasenor explains how copyright and patent infringement rules dealing with application programming interface (API) packages have caused problems in the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and delves into the copyright protections that should be provided for source code. Looking specifically at a case between Oracle and Google, Villasenor analyzes how source code may be a catalyst that reshapes the legal landscape of programming property rights.

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