Google LLC v Oracle America, Inc 141 S Ct 1183 (2021)’

“In an era of rapid technological progress, copyright law risks becoming outdated. With no guidance from the Supreme Court in over twenty-five years, the application of fair use under the Copyright Act of 1976 – a four-factor statutory defense to copyright infringement claims – has been left largely to the speculation of scholars. This has been particularly troublesome in software, where developers have long been forced to rely on a confusing thicket of interpretations and assumptions lacking concrete legal assurances. A prolonged, multi-trial legal battle between two technology titans recently gave the Court cause to revisit fair use in software …” (more)

Google LLC v Oracle America, Inc 141 S Ct 1183 (2021)’ 135 Harvard Law Review 431 (November 7, 2021).

First posted 2021-11-10 09:00:41

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