Are Application Programming Interfaces (API) Copyrightable?

On the one year anniversary of the judge’s decision in Oracle vs. Google throwing levitra dosage timing out a jury’s findings and ruling that Oracle’s Java API’s were not copyrightable, the Electronic Frontier Foundation is chiming in with its perspective. A little background.  The case is Oracle v. Google, 872 F.Supp.2d 974 (N.D.Cal. 2012).  Oracle […]

Got a Website or App With No Privacy Policy? California Has a Fine For That.

If you have a website or a mobile app that is viewed or downloaded by a California resident or if your entity has ties to California, you must comply with the California Online Privacy Protection Act (the “Act”).  The Act requires that if you operate an online service that collects any identifiable information, the operator […]

Will the New gTLDs Really Influence Internet User’s Experience?

This was one of the topics of discussion during the gTLD program at the International Trademark Association annual meeting today and it is no small question for brand owners.  Companies who have applied for various generic gTLDs are betting that it will.  Donuts, for example, has applied for over 300 new gTLDs.   They believe […]