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
Discussed in this episode:
Google vs Oracle
US Supreme Court - Decided April 5, 2021
"Subject matter of copyright: In general"
17 USC 102
17 USC 101
"Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use"
17 USC 107
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