Google LLC v. Oracle America, Inc.
Brief for Amici Curiae Retail Litigation Center, Inc.
- Court: US Supreme Court (cert. stage)
- Issue: Copyright
- Status: Pending
- Lower Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- 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 espouses concerns related to the anti-competitive potential of using copyright law to bind users to certain software, thereby inhibiting the interoperability of online retail.