Oracle has won a round in its ongoing battle with Google over copyright protection of Java. The APIs used by Java were at issue in the case, with Oracle alleging the Google had used them without providing proper compensation. The case was first brought in 2010 by Oracle, and a 2012 San Francisco jury trial found that Google had not infringed and the judge on the case stating that APIs can’t be copyrighted to begin with. But Oracle being Oracle (more importantly, CEO Larry Ellison being Larry Ellison), that wasn’t the end of it. So that brings us to today’s appellate court ruling.

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