I'm most happy with the current situation personally.
At the same time, compatibility between APIs is a sine qua non condition to make software work, to promote competitivity between software providers, for free open source alternatives to work, etc. They have also been used forever, as each piece of software is built on top of another. The fact that using or copying them is fair use is common sense and I can't think of what would have happened to our industry if Oracle had it's way.
So basically if I understand right, it looks like APIs have a copyright but using or implementing them is fair use, making their copyright look kind of symbolic. If my understanding is correct, this is *exactly* how I hoped it'd be.
Also, I really have to raise my hat to the members of the jury for making sense out of very technical computer science concepts such as APIs and object-oriented programming and taking the right decision. I doubt a lot of them were technical people, if any.
Too bad Oracle intends to go in appeal again. Hopefully the appeal court will serve them a legalese translation of "Go f... yourself!" because I'd really like the current state of affairs to stay the way it is.