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US Supreme Court justices peppered lawyers for Google and Oracle with questions on computer code and copyright Wednesday in a court clash which could have major ramifications for the technology sector and digital innovation.

Oral arguments were heard in a decade-old legal battle between the two Silicon Valley giants stemming from Oracle’s claim that Google illegally copied parts of the Java programming language to develop its Android mobile operating system.

The case revolves around whether copyright protection should be extended to application software interfaces (APIs), or bit of code that allow programs and apps to work together, and if so, whether Google’s implementation was a “fair use” of copyrighted material.

In the court session held remotely, Google attorney Thomas Goldstein argued that the practice of reusing software interfaces “is critical to modern interoperable computer software” and allows developers “to write millions of creative applications that are used by more than

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Google and Oracle faced off Wednesday before the US Supreme Court in a multibillion dollar battle that could have a major effect on how companies develop software in the future. 

The two tech giants are clashing over the architecture of Google’s Android operating system, the dominant mobile software on the planet. At the center of the fight is a question of copyright protections for application programming interfaces, or APIs, which govern how code communicates with other bits of code. 

Android was built in part by using APIs from Java, which was developed by Sun Microsystems. Oracle bought Sun in 2010 and later sued Google for allegedly illegal use of the software. The settlement could be worth almost $9 billion

For Google, the investment

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Tech giants Google and Oracle are clashing at the Supreme Court in a copyright dispute that’s worth billions and important to the future of software development.

The case before the justices Wednesday has to do with Google’s creation of the Android operating system now used on the vast majority of smartphones worldwide. Google says that to create Android, which was released in 2007, it wrote millions of lines of new computer code. But it also used 11,330 lines of code and an organization that’s part of Oracle’s Java platform.

Google has defended its actions, saying what it did is long-settled, common practice in the industry, a practice that has been good for technical progress. But Oracle says Google “committed an egregious act of plagiarism” and sued, seeking more than $8 billion.

The case has been going on for a decade. Google won the first round when a

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As division roils the country ahead of the US presidential election, Justine Lee is out to “Make America Dinner Again” and foster understanding in the process.

The creator of the private Facebook group by that name faces the challenge of keeping conversation civil at a social network criticized as a cauldron of toxicity.

MADA was started when Lee, who lives in New York’s Bronx borough, and a friend were stunned by the outcome of the 2016 presidential election and began holding dinner parties to bring together people with opposing political viewpoints.

The dinners caught on. After the coronavirus pandemic struck and prevented face-to-face gatherings, MADA went virtual with a Facebook group.

The group has not shied away from hot-button discussion topics including race, police brutality and abortion.

While Facebook relies on automated systems and user reports to filter out unacceptable vitriol, groups have human moderators who can reject posts or

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The high-profile legal conflict between Fortnite developer Epic Games and Apple continues today, with a federal court hearing that may resolve some of the most pressing questions in the case, including Epic’s request for a preliminary injunction that would put Fortnite back on the App Store.

According to the Wall Street Journal, court observers suggest that this hearing could foretell the likely conclusion of the conflict. The ruling will probably also determine whether or not Apple can block third-party apps such as Epic’s Unreal Engine from its platform, a move that would disadvantage many third-party developers who make games in the engine. If the judge rules in Epic’s favor, one legal expert says, Apple is likely to settle in the next six months; if it goes the other way, the case could continue for years.

The key question in the case is whether or not Apple’s App Store practices–including their

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Clash Coordination With BIM Software

May 4, 2020 | software | No Comments

Clash detection is important for contractors during the pre-construction stage. Managing collision data is a painstaking and time-consuming endeavor. Hence, visualizing the conflict area in advance facilitates smooth installation, once the project is in progress. Collision free models help in quantity generation, scheduling and making cost-estimate. Now, various clash coordination software applications are available in the AEC market, but which software platform would you choose? Opt for the one that will produce accurate quantities by location and will generate more off-site prefabrication, saving time and re-work in the construction process. Check out whether the clash resolution software you are choosing will bring about smoother installation, shorter schedule and precise cost plan for your building project.

Let’s consider the advantages provided by the various clash coordination software applications:

Interference Checking – Navisworks clash coordination tools perform interference checking and manage potential problems before the beginning of construction, minimizing delays and … Read More