Google v. Oracle America Oral Argument

The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Google v. Oracle America, a case on whether software code is copyrightable and warrants legal… read more

The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Google v. Oracle America, a case on whether software code is copyrightable and warrants legal protection. In 2007, Google tried to launch its Android phone and used parts of Oracle’s java software code to do so, letting developers create apps without using new code in the process. This code called application programming interfaces (APIs) allows different software products to communicate with each other. Java code was created back in the 1990s by Sun Microsystems. Oracle bought the company and the Java code in 2010 and sued Google for copyright infringement. Google argued the parts of code they used are not copyright protected. The outcome of this case could impact the future of software development and innovation. close

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Google v. Oracle America Oral Argument

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Program ID:
469263-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Judicial Proceeding
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 07, 2020 | 10:00am EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Oct 11, 2020 | 10:08am EDT | C-SPAN 1

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  • Oct 07, 2020 | 10:00am EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Oct 07, 2020 | 10:00am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 07, 2020 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 08, 2020 | 2:01am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 09, 2020 | 4:17pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 11, 2020 | 10:08am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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