From the article:
"Oracle says that all 37 APIs may not contain the same source code as its Java code, but that they have the same structure, sequence, and organization and that this means the overall architecture was copied. The company also accuses Google of copying its Java user manual and documentation.
Oracle is not bringing suit because of Android’s use of the Java programming language, Alsup explained, and it is not challenging the creation of Google’s Dalvik virtual machine — the Java-like platform that runs applications on Android. Oracle, he said, is merely challenging the design of those 37 APIs."
So if I write an API to calculate the multiplication tables 1 - 12 and copyright it, I then "own" the table because everyone's design will be like mine. Wow.
To every programmer in the world: please pay me. Now. Thank you.