Techerous

My name is Bill, I am a recent graduate in Information Sciences and Technology from Penn State University and this is a place for me to post or give my 2 cents on the fascinating world of technology. I am now working for a pretty big technology related company whose name I will leave out just to avoid any possible complications, however far-fetched them happening may be. Music gets included from time to time as well.

April 18, 2012 8:48 pm
Oracle thinks you can copyright a programming language, Google disagrees | The Verge

I honestly don’t see Oracle’s argument here. A programming language, as Google points out, is merely a medium. Saying Java can be copyrighted is like saying you can copyright Spanish (I kind of resent the use of klingon in the article as I feel using a ‘made-up’ language sort of takes away from the point). For the sake of comparison, when you copyright a song you’re not copyrighting the chords or notes, you’re copyrighting the overall expression. Java is practically a standard used by many, who knows what precedence this could set in terms of who Oracle can sue.

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