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Reflecting on Oracle vs Google

Steven Willmott takes a look at the  implications of the Oracle vs Google decision including the confusion that will result for developers and what can be done about it. The confusion stems from the lack of clarity over what exactly will be afforded copyright protection and if this ruling puts the API community on a slippery slope where copyright can be applied to smaller and smaller bits of an API's design.

Should APIs be Copyrighted?

Joe McKendrick considers the question of whether APIs should be allowed to be copyrighted in light of the decision that Oracle's Java APIs may now be granted copyright protection. This brings to light the question about whether affording developers protection for their work is worth the price of making it harder than ever for developers to use APIs when building innovative software.