Google v. Oracle, which is widely hailed as “the copyright case of the decade,” involves a $9 billion intellectual property dispute between some of the largest technology companies in the world. It poses fundamental questions about the ability to copyright software interfaces that tens of millions of people use every day in their smartphones and other devices. The case also may implicate the ability to engage in the fair use of computer programs – and by extension, to pursue technological innovation and apply the fair use doctrine to creative professions and activities more broadly.
Carolyn Shapiro and JP Schnapper-Casteras will analyze recent oral arguments at the Supreme Court of the United States, and illuminate various likely outcomes and their legal and practical impact. This program will benefit appellate practitioners, technology lawyers, and intellectual property specialists.
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