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Why Oracle will win its Java copyright case – and why you'll be glad when it does

Dr Stephen Jones

"It was my understanding that if you have a patent or own copyright on something, then unless you actively protect it you will lose it"

Time to get that "Teach Your Toddler IP" book you've never got round to reading.

Trademarks need to be actively protected. Patents need to be registered, then periodically re-registered. Copyright is automatic.

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