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Noel Francisco, Solicitor General of the United States, during a fireside chat at the 2019 ABA Southeastern White Collar Crime Institute, September 6th 2019. Noel Francisco, Solicitor General of the United States, during a fireside chat at the 2019 ABA Southeastern White Collar Crime Institute, Sept. 6, 2019.

The U.S. Department of Justice is backing Oracle Corp. in its long-running copyright dispute with Google, which will be heard March 24 at the U.S. Supreme Court. The DOJ told the U.S. Supreme Court that computer code can be copyrighted under the Copyright Act in an amicus brief filed Wednesday. DOJ has previously backed Oracle at the certiorari stage of the case. Read the brief in full below:

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Alaina Lancaster

Alaina Lancaster, based in San Francisco, covers disruptive trends and technologies shaping the future of law. She authors the weekly legal futurist newsletter What's Next. Contact her at alancaster@alm.com. On Twitter: @a_lancaster3

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Scott Graham focuses on intellectual property and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He writes ALM's Skilled in the Art IP briefing. Contact him at sgraham@alm.com.

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