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US Judge does not follow APIs copyright stretch of Euro Court

While the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled on 2 May that application program interfaces (APIs) generally are not subject to copyrights, a US Judge decided on 31 May that even though Google did not infringe Oracle's Java APIs, it is only the APIs in question that are not eligible for copyright protection.

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