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What the heck does the Google vs. Oracle decision mean?

You can be forgiven if you’re not 100 percent certain what the US Supreme Court ruled in its Google vs. Oracle decision. Yes, we know that “Google won” — or, as Justice Stephen Breyer wrote, “Google’s copying [of the Java API] did not violate the copyright law.” This is true, but goes only so far. Google, after all, had gone to court with two big arguments: one, that APIs aren’t copyrightable and, two, that even if APIs are copyrightable, Google’s use of the Java API to develop Android constituted fair use.

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