War over API
Lets get this right.
Google knowingly copied code from Sun Java. Emails clearly mention the risk of litigation. But Google being Google believe they can get away with their cool factor.
And now claim fair usage because it is API
Can we use Google API in violation of the terms set by Google ? No. That would invite litigation.
Yet Google can use Java API in violation of the terms set by Java License.
That is the crux of the whole matter. If API come under unrestricted usage, then Google should stop whining how others use Google Maps and Other google products via API