Link: Oracle wins landmark $1bn appeal against Google over Java use in Android | ITProPortal.com

...Oracle’s case against Google hinged on whether application programming interfaces [APIs] can be copyrighted and the trial accused Android of infringing on 37 Java APIs. In the original ruling US District Judge William Alsup stated the Java APIs used by Google weren’t covered by copyright protection and as such could be used by anyone – something that the court of appeal failed to agree with...
...Oracle’s case has now been ordered back in front of Alsup for the original court to decide whether Google’s actions are protected under fair use...