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Supreme Court puzzles over the nature of software in landmark Google v. Oracle case
“Everyone was at sea and just waiting for one good analogy to latch onto, which apparently was QWERTY,” tweeted Charles Duan, a senior fellow at the R Street Institute, which had filed a brief in support of Google.
Roberts suggested that for Oracle’s code to become so important that others would seek to copy it implies that the company should be rewarded, not hurt through copyright infringement.
“The fact that programmers really liked it and that’s what everyone used, it seems a bit much to penalize them for that,” he said.
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