The Supreme Court has granted certiorari to review the merits of the case, Google, Inc. v. Oracle America, Inc. and will be hearing arguments this upcoming March. This case has been followed closely by the tech industry (as well as other industries that deal mainly with intellectual property such as the film industry) as the Supreme Court’s decision will have enormous ramifications on the future of the tech industry and creative licensing in general. The Supreme Court will be ruling on the scope of the merger doctrine and fair use analysis as it pertains to software technology.
This post was originally published on the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal website on March 8, 2020. The original post can be accessed via the Archived Link button above.
Moutafidis, Stefano, "Oracle v. Google: A Look at the Future of the Tech Industry" (2020). AELJ Blog. 228.