“Blurred Lines” Copyright Infringement: Implications for Software Developers

Yesterday, a federal jury found that the song “Blurred Lines” (by Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke and Clifford Harris, Jr.) was substantially similar to the song “Got to Give it Up” (by Marvin Gaye) and awarded over $7 million in copyright infringement damages.  Because the similarities between the songs were largely based on several very small […]

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 […]

Kurt Anderson Quoted in NJ Biz Article on ‘Copyleft’

Kurt Anderson of GH&C’s Intellectual Property Practice Area was quoted in a NJ Biz article on November 26th regarding the legal complications associated with ‘copyleft’ and other open-source software. To read the full article, please follow this link.