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Authored by: Anonymous on Tuesday, September 25 2012 @ 12:54 AM EDT
Never in the history of computer science has the SSO of an API been copyrightable.

"Wholesale copying" of noncopyrightable elements is not, and never has been, a bad thing.

At trial, Oracle tried to stretch copyright law to cover this whimsical SSO thing, an extremely.. er, (ahem) "novel" interpretation, because Google had already knocked out most of their patents during pre-trial phases, and (presumably) Larry's ego was too big to back down.

Fortunately, they didn't get away with it.

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