The Court denies a Google appeal that sought to stop a billion-dollar Oracle lawsuit by seeking limits on software copyright protections. The justices decline to disturb an appeals court ruling in Oracle’s favor that reinvigorated the company’s case against Google. 37 packages of prewritten Java programs, known as application programming interfaces, are entitled to copyright protection. Google:
We will continue to defend the interoperability that has fostered innovation and competition in the software industry.
[The result] is a win for innovation and for the technology industry that relies on copyright protection to fuel innovation.