The Supreme Court's recent decision in Google v. Oracle shares a perhaps unexpected connection with recent legislative proposals to enhance social media competition. At first glance they are seemingly unrelated: the former deals with copyright protection in certain portions of software code, while the latter relates to interconnection between dominant online platforms and their competitors. Yet they are closely intertwined, such that a competitive platform environment cannot be fully achieved without addressing lingering questions in Google. As a result, lawmakers ought to be motivated to address software copyrights and related matters as part of their efforts to improve competition among social media and other online platforms.
Cardozo Law Review de·novo
Duan, Charles, "A Tale of Two Interoperabilities; Or, How Google v. Oracle Could Become Social Media Legislation" (2021). Cardozo Law Review de•novo. 84.