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Are You Sure You Own the Copyrights in Your Code? - Presented by Suffolk Law School

As part of the Suffolk Law School Podcast Series , Samuel Miller , of Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz , PC, recently discussed his article, Are You Sure You Own the Copyrights in Your Code? Works for Hire: Employees vs. Contractors In discussing code ownership and works made for hire...

Protecting Your Trade Secret While Protecting Your Code with Copyright Registration

This post is about protecting the secrecy of your code while registering it with the US Copyright Office. Copyright.gov website provides useful information about copyright in general and the process of filing a copyright application in particular. Circular 61 , available on the copyright.gov...

Jury Says Google Infringed, But It Can’t Agree On Fair Use

SAN FRANCISCO - (Mealey's) After five full days of deliberation, federal jurors in California issued a partial verdict yesterday in the closely watched copyright dispute over defendant Google Inc.'s Android software platform ( Oracle America Inc. v. Google Inc. , No. 10-3561, N.D. Calif.;...

Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP: District Court Denies Copyright Protection to API Names and Methods

By Fitch Even attorney Alisa C. Simmons On May 31, 2012, the district court for the Northern District of California issued a decision in Oracle America, Inc. v. Google Inc. , a significant case in copyright law. The court held that copyright cannot protect the names used in the Java programming language...