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Post If You Can Copyright an API, What Else Can You Copyright?

If Judge William Alsup rules that copyright applies to Oracle's Java APIs, he would overturn common wisdom in programming circles, potentially exposing many companies and developers who have built software platforms that openly mimic existing APIs. But that's not all. Such a ruling could shake things up for many other companies across the programming world and beyond.



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