Browsing articles in "Technology"
Jun
20
2012

Oracle v. Google - Can you Copyright a Computer Language?

In Oracle America, Inc. v. Google Inc., Case No. C 10-03561 (U.S. Dist. Court, Northern District of California, 2012), Oracle sued Google for copyright infringement for "replicating elements of the structure, sequence and organization of the Java application programing interface." Like many lawsuits, this one started after negotiations broke down.  Back in 2005 Google attempted to license the Java operating language from Oracle for the Android platform.  When no deal was reached, Google decided to […]

May
25
2012

No Skipping Commercials - Dish Network vs ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX

At least one lawsuit has been filed and two more may have been filed related to satellite company Dish Network's various commercial skipping technologies. The services in question are "PrimeTime Anytime" and "Auto Hop."  PrimeTime Anytime records ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX every night for the three hours of "primetime" and keeps those recordings for eight days on a two terabyte  DVR known as the Hopper.  Combined with Dish Network's Auto Hop feature, "a viewer […]