On April 5, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Google v. Oracle. In a 6-2 decision, Justice Stephen Breyer wrote that Google's use of a Java program constituted "fair use" under federal copyright law. Justice Thomas filed a dissenting opinion, which Justice Alito joined. Justice Barrett took no part in the consideration or decision of the case.
A panel of experts joins us to discuss the case, their differing views on the ruling, and its implications for copyright and intellectual property law.
Prof. Michael Risch, Vice Dean and Professor of Law, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
Prof. Zvi Rosen, Assistant Professor, Southern Illinois University School of Law
Moderator: Prof. Sandra Aistars, Clinical Professor, Senior Scholar and Director of Copyright Research and Policy, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University
This Zoom panel is open to public registration. See the link above.