Google LLC v. Oracle America, Inc.
Brief for Amici Curiae Retail Litigation Center, Inc.
- Court: US Supreme Court (merits stage)
- Issue: Competition
- Status: Pending (oral argument postponed until Fall 2020)
- Whether copyright protection extends to a software interface that allows developers to operate prewritten libraries of code used to perform particular tasks.
- Whether, as the jury found, petitioner's use of a software interface in the context of creating a new computer program constitutes fair use.
The RLC’s brief explains the far anti-competitive reach of allowing copyright law to bind users to certain software, such as how such a result could inhibit the interoperability of online retail.
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