Oracle v Google could clear way for copyright on languages, APIs

Posted by tracyanne on Apr 17, 2012 11:33 AM EDT
The Register; By Andrew Orlowski
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Computer languages and software interfaces may fall under copyright protection if Oracle succeeds in its Java lawsuit against Google. Amazingly, "copyfighters" appear to have paid little or no notice to this rare extension of copyright into new realms. But the consequences and costs for the software industry could be enormous.

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