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IBM, Microsoft, a medley of others sing support for Google against Oracle in Supremes' Java API copyright case

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And since copyright isn't in ideas, but their expression, that's according to how copyright works. Some may argue that creative ideas should be protected like patents for inventions or designs, but originally it was created to provide the necessary but not overly generous incentives to invent or create, without eliminating the public domain.

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