Thursday, September 24, 2015, at 3:00 pm Harvard Law School Campus Hauser Hall, Room 104
The Federal Circuit’s May 2014 decision holding Java application programming interfaces are copyrightable has potentially far-reaching implications with respect to interoperability and computer-to-computer communications via APIs. More broadly, the decision raises questions about the scope of copyright protection for functional elements of computer code. Renowned copyright scholar and expert Pam Samuelson of University of California at Berkeley will share her views on Oracle v. Google in a talk that addresses the court’s approach to the case and the consequences of its decision. Refreshments will be served.