How Not to Copy: What is Fair and What is Fair Use?

In the Federal Circuit’s final analysis of the four fair use factors, they noted that Google could have written their own code or properly licensed with Oracle, but instead chose to copy. There is nothing fair about taking a copyrighted work verbatim and using it for the same purpose and function as the original.

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Oracle v. Google Is More Evidence That The Federal Circuit Has No Business Deciding Copyright Cases

This week, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit overturned the verdict in Oracle v. Google, a case in which the jury at the district court level found Google’s replications of elements of Java’s application programming interface (API) in its Android was fair use.

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Playboy Brands Boing Boing a “Clickbait” Site With No Fair Use Defense – TorrentFreak

Playboy has fired back a new volley in response to an assertion by Boing Boing and the EFF that linking to an archive of hundreds of centerfold playmates was fair use. Branding Boing Boing a “clickbait” site, Playboy told a federal court in California that the popular blog profits off the work of others and has no fair use defense.

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