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Virtual Legality Episode 443

Google vs Oracle: The Fair Use Case You NEED to Know

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It's not every day that a decade-long Big Tech fight finally gets resolved. And it's also not every day that the Supreme Court decides to get into the weeds to determine and balance the four fair use copyright factors. Combine the two and you have the chance for some real intellectual property fireworks.

Did the Supreme Court clear things up? Or did it make things even more ambiguous and costly for market participants (and litigators)?

You be the judge.

It doesn't take an Oracle to see that this case will have lasting ramifications...in Virtual Legality.

#Google #Oracle #FairUse


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Discussed in this episode:
Google vs Oracle
US Supreme Court - Decided April 5, 2021
https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/20pdf/18-956_d18f.pdf

"Subject matter of copyright: In general"
17 USC 102
https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/17/102

"Definitions"
17 USC 101
https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/17/101

"Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use"
17 USC 107
https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/17/107


"Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law).

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Table of Contents

Timecode Title
00:00 Introduction
02:35 On Copyrightability
10:47 Fair Use
13:45 Nature of the Protected Work
19:42 Purpose of the Use
26:59 Amount of the Work Taken
31:48 Effect on the Market
38:49 Conclusion

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