The Supreme Court Should See Through Google’s Industrial-Strength Fair Use Charade

Google’s appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court of two Federal Circuit decisions in Oracle’s favor is turning into the most consequential copyright case of the court’s term — if not the decade. The appeal turns in part on whether the Supreme Court will uphold the Federal Circuit’s definition of fair use for creators and reject Google’s dubious assertion of “industrial strength” fair use.

Where are the rest of the shills?

As I noted on the Huffington Post, Judge William Alsup asked Google and Oracle to come clean about paid commentators about his case.  When reading Oracle’s and Google’s responses to Judge Alsup’s order, I noticed one group was missing from the responses, particularly the Google response.  The faceless hoard who are paid–directly or indirectly–to comment on […]