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And yet I cannot work up any concern.

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First of all, Alsup let the jury trial move forward without making a key ruling: whether APIs are copyrightable at all. Instead, he let the evidence develop throughout the trial, and told the jury to assume that APIs can be copyrighted. But at the end of the trial, Alsup gave the lawyers a short talk indicating he may see the API issue Google's way, comparing APIs to an idea for writing a guide book from San Francisco to Monterey.

Google hasn't lost yet. We still don't know if API's are copyrightable in the USA.

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cmoibenlepro wrote:Google lost; API are covered by copyright laws :?

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news ... strial.ars
This was under the assumption put on the jury by the judge of "API's are copyrightable; did they infringe?". I don't believe there has been any decision on whether or not API's actually are copyrightable, or whether or not Google was doing this under fair use.

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Just a reminder, this is nothing that ReactOS needs to panic about.

The media has been blowing this a bit out of proportion, as I understand it, what is happening is that the following needed to be decided in this case:

1: Can APIs be copyrighted?
2: If they can, then do the facts of the case support the argument that Google violated them?

As bizarre as it may seem to the average person they had a jury decide number 2 before number 1. (An optimization of sorts) Number 1 has yet to be determined.

Something would have to be very horribly wrong for number 1 to somehow fly in the face of current laws. (And Oracle isn't as clever at bending laws in their favor as the MPAA/RIAA :lol: )

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USA != World :ugeek:
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forart wrote:USA != World :ugeek:
That's news to me. ;-)

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Thanks Haos.

Also, I think this whole thread belongs to the "off topic" part of the forum.

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PurpleGurl wrote:
forart wrote:USA != World :ugeek:
That's news to me. ;-)
What!? I thought everyone spoke American!

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jimtabor wrote:
PurpleGurl wrote:
forart wrote:USA != World :ugeek:
That's news to me. ;-)
What!? I thought everyone spoke American!
No no no, they do. Don't let people fool you.

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Was watching the news yesterday and google won

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http://mashable.com/2012/05/23/google-wins-oracle-suit/

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ht[url]tp://news.yahoo.com/google-did-not-infringe-oracle-patents-jury-183159143--sector.html[/url] I guese both Google and ReactOS is safe?

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Patents aren't the big issue here. It's whether interfaces are copyrightable.

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