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Computer scientists oppose Oracle's bid to copyright Java APIs

James Niccolai | May 31, 2013
Some prominent scientists, including the inventor of JavaScript, have backed Google in its court battle with Oracle.

An Oracle spokeswoman said the company declined to comment on the filing.

At trial, Oracle argued that the complex structure and syntax of the Java APIs make them a creative work worthy of protection. Google knowingly copied the APIs, it said, and has since made billions of dollars from the success of Android, which is now the world's top-selling smartphone operating system.

 

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