Pam Samuelson Talk re: Oracle v. Google

PS ThumbnailFUNCTIONALITY AND EXPRESSION IN COMPUTER PROGRAMS:  WHAT THE COURT GOT WRONG IN ORACLE V. GOOGLE | Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA | Septmeber 24, 2015 | 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.  The event takes place on Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 3:00 pm in Hauser Hall Room 104 at Harvard Law School.  Refreshments will be served.  This talk is presented by the Berkman Center for Internet & SocietyHarvard Law School Cyberlaw Clinic, and Harvard Journal of Law & Technology.

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