Google denied appeal by US Supreme Court in Oracle copyright case

The U.S Supreme Court has declined to hear Google’s appeal in the case versus Oracle. When Google built Android it wrote its own version of the Java development language. In order to allow developers to build their own Android apps, Google used the same names, functionality and organization as Java’s APIs. Application Programming Interfaces allow programs to communicate with each other in an organized fashion. In 2012, the a court in the Northern District of California ruled that APIs aren’t subject to copyright. Two years later, a federal court ruled that APIs are subject to copyright, which meant Oracle could copyright its API. It was labeled as…

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