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Communications Industry Amicus- Oracle v Google

Communications Industry Amicus- Oracle v Google

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Communications Industry Amicus Brief
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 Nos. 2013-1021, -1022
UNITED
 
STATES
 
COURT
OF
APPEALS
 FOR THE
FEDERAL
 
CIRCUIT
  ___________________________________ ORACLE AMERICA, INC.,
 Plaintiff-Appellant,
v.GOOGLE, INC.,
 Defendant-Cross Appellant.
 ___________________________________ On Appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, Case No. 10-cv-3561, Hon. William H. Alsup
BRIEF
AMICUS CURIAE 
OF THE COMPUTER &COMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONIN SUPPORT OF CROSS-APPELLANT GOOGLEURGING AFFIRMANCE
Matthew SchruersVice President, Law & PolicyComputer & CommunicationsIndustry Association900 17th Street NW, Suite 1100Washington, DC 20006(202) 783-0070mschruers@ccianet.orgJonathan BandJonathan Band PLLC21 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 800Washington, DC 20036(202) 296-5675 jband@policybandwidth.com
Counsel of Record 
 May 30, 2013
 
ii
CERTIFICATE OF INTEREST
Pursuant to Rule 26.1 of the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure andFederal Circuit Rule 47.4, Jonathan Band, counsel for 
amicus curiae
theComputer & Communications Industry Association certifies the following:1. The full name of the party represented by me is the Computer &Communications Industry Association.2. The name of the real party in interest represented by me is theComputer & Communications Industry Association.3. The Computer & Communications Industry Association is not asubsidiary of any corporation and has issued no stock.4. The names of all law firms and attorneys that appeared for the partynow represented by me in this proceeding are Jonathan Band PLLC,Jonathan Band, and Matthew Schruers.May 30, 2013 /s/ Jonathan BandJonathan BandJonathan Band PLLC21 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 800Washington, DC 20036(202) 296-5675 jband@policybandwidth.com
Counsel of Record 
 
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
 CERTIFICATE OF INTEREST .................................................................. iiTABLE OF CONTENTS ........................................................................... iiiTABLE OF AUTHORITIES ........................................................................ vINTEREST OF
 AMICUS CURIAE 
.............................................................. 1INTRODUCTION AND SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT ........................... 3ARGUMENT ................................................................................................ 9I. COURTS AND LEGISLATURES AROUND THE WORLDRECOGNIZE THAT COPYRIGHT MUST NOT INTERFEREWITH INTEROPERABILITY .......................................................... 9A. The Two Principles Fostering Interoperability ........................ 9B. The Global Debate Over Interoperability .............................. 121. Advocacy in Interoperability Cases ............................. 132. The Interoperability Exception in the DMCA ............. 163. Free Trade Agreements Mandate Protections for Interoperability ............................................................ 19C. Copyright Laws Around the World Protect Interoperability . 201. European Union Law Mirrors the U.S.Pro-Interoperability Approach ..................................... 20a. The Software Directive ...................................... 20 b.
SAS Institute v. World Programming Ltd.
......... 212. Pacific Rim Policy Aligns with U.S. and EuropeanPro-Interoperability Law ............................................. 233. Other Regions Also Embrace Interoperability ............ 28

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