Aaron Lowe, Senior Vice President, Regulatory and Government Affairs. Find Aaron’s other episodes HERE.
Key Talking Points
Google vs OracleGoogle was using some of the application program interface (API) for Oracle for phones, Oracle sued over copyright infringement.
Aftermarket automotive concern- power to original equipment manufacturer if they limited access to their software so they wouldn't be able to build compatible parts- cars are software driven
Auto Care Association filed an amicus brief on Jan 13th, 2020 urging Supreme Court not to permit copyright protection
The Supreme Court on April 6 ruled that: “Google’s copying of the Java SE API, which included only those lines of code that were needed to allow programmers to put their accrued talents to work in a new and transformative program, was a fair use of that material as a matter of law.”
The Supreme Court ruled copying API to build compatible parts is fair use, overturning a lower court decision in favor of Oracle that Google had violated Oracle’s copyright of its API
Copyright law- right to repair software driven technology
Aftermarket call to actionProviding information/concerns/issues- helps better defend the aftermarket with the more information
Networking in the software copyright realm benefits all efforts
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