Copyright, computer code debated in Google-Oracle court clash

Washington (AFP) – US Supreme Court justices peppered lawyers for Google and Oracle with questions on computer code and copyright Wednesday in a court clash which could have major ramifications for the technology sector and digital innovation.Oral arguments were heard in a decade-old legal battle between the two Silicon Valley giants stemming from Oracle’s claim that Google illegally copied parts of the Java programming language to develop its Android mobile operating system.The case revolves around whether copyright protection should be extended to application software interfaces (APIs), or b…

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