A federal judge has ruled that Microsoft's LinkedIn service must make the data found in most of its users' profiles freely available to third parties who want to programmatically "scrape" the site for that data instead of going through the service's official API and abiding by its Terms of Service.
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Can your application programming interfaces truly be “public” if your terms and conditions disallow application contexts deemed to be competitive to your business interests? This article looks at a recent ruling and how it may or may not help secure Uber’s ability to have a selectively public API.
Stampery launched two new services that further its goal to be the defacto notarization provider of the 21st century. A new API and improved certification service (Stamp.io) continue Stampery's use of blockchain technology to digitally verify documents and create secure records of existence.
On Thursday the two-week trial between Oracle and Google ended when a federal jury found that Google's re-use of 37 Java APIs in the development of its Android operating system is protected by "fair use." The decision marks a win for developers who are likely to see relief from API copyright.
Now that US courts have said APIs are copyrightable, the epic battle between Google and Oracle returns to a lower court to determine whether Google's limited usage of Oracle's copyrighted material exceeded the norms of fair use. As the final round opens, what is Google's legal strategy to prevail?
The Ninth Circuit’s dancing baby case is a recent (and important) decision involving the intersection of copyright infringement and the doctrine of “fair use” in our online world.
The Oracle v. Google case could see APIs deemed copyrightable, posing a potential threat to the API economy. This article takes a look at how we got here.
Genius has announced the release of its first public API which allows developers to incorporate the platform’s annotation functionality into websites and third-party applications.
May 2014's court decision concerning Google's use of the Java APIs sparked industry contention. The Supreme Court recently met to decide whether or not to review the case.