Oracle files response to Google

Google v. Oracle America is a current legal case within the United States related to the nature of computer code and copyright law. The dispute centers on the use of parts of the Java programming language’s application programming interfaces, which are owned by Oracle, within early versions of the Android operating system by Google. The long ongoing, but not for too much longer, dispute between Oracle and Google about the use of code from the...

Catastrophic EU Copyright Directive Approved

Today the European Parliament has voted in favor of the Copyright Directive, the controversial piece of legislation intended to update online copyright laws for the internet age. When we last reported in the progress of this legislation through the European Parliament welcomed an interim success, in that the directive was referred for further scrutiny and debate of the proposals.This time, however, the vote was a clear majority for the so-called “reforms”, which could have drastic...

Why EU want Article 13 Be Stopped

With only days to go before a crucial vote on EU copyright legislation could have a drastic impact on the internet and, as many others have pointed out, spell the end for memes, Internet luminaries have spoken out and expressed their concern about Article 13. Update: On 20th June, the European Parliament Legal Affairs Committee approved the legislation, but on 5th July a vote in the plenary session of the European Parliament halted its progress. It...