Brief Amicus Curiae of Michael Risch in Support of Petitioner Google

41 Pages Posted: 29 Jan 2020

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Michael Risch

Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

Date Written: January 10, 2020

Abstract

This brief in the Google v. Oracle Supreme Court Case explains that the protection of software interfaces must be viewed through the lens of infringement rather than copyright registration. It describes the history of filtration at the Supreme Court and argues that when viewed in the proper context, API declarations must be removed from any copyright analysis following the merger, scenes a faire, or method of operation doctrines. Importantly, the Court need not reach the ultimate copyrightability question to determine that Google has not infringed.

Suggested Citation

Risch, Michael, Brief Amicus Curiae of Michael Risch in Support of Petitioner Google (January 10, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3517436 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3517436

Michael Risch (Contact Author)

Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law ( email )

299 N. Spring Mill Road
Villanova, PA 19085
United States

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