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Google, Oracle's endless Java copyright battle extended to ... 2016


Re: The problem with this case

Fair use is a nebulous concept but the basic effect is that under certain situations one can technically infringe without being legally infringing. It is mostly defined by case law. So this is a very important case. If using the APIs is ruled fair use then it nothing really changes. However, if the courts do not accept fair use then the use of APIs becomes murkier, depending on the license they are released under.

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