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Oracle vs Google (a software copyright case that has huge implications for preservation and freedom being heard in the Supreme Court) oral arguments being streamed now: c-span.org/video/?469263-1/goo

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here is the amicus brief for this case submitted by the American Library Association, the Association of Research Libraries, the Association of College and Research Libraries, and the Software Preservation Network

supremecourt.gov/DocketPDF/18/

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they keep talking about the QWERTY keyboard, which was made in 1873 when copyright law was actually decent

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@craigmaloney a certain new Judge came on and I just almost lost my breakfast ...

@vickysteeves It’s really sad to see the complexity of APIs and statically typed interfaces/code-contracts reduced to analogies about restaurant menus.

@vickysteeves I listened to four minutes of this and my blood pressure rose so high that I needed to shut it off or risk rupturing something.

I don't know how you can manage to listen to this but I admire your fortitude.

@craigmaloney @vickysteeves oh good, now a 5 minute break where I can hear about trump's health. sigh. I was already grumbling.

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