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A jury has ruled that Google’s use of Oracle’s Java software in the creation of Android constitutes fair use and is therefore not a copyright violation. Oracle filed the lawsuit against Google in 2012 at which time a jury handed down a partial verdict. Show More Summary
On Thursday the two-week trial between Oracle and Google ended when a federal jury found that Google's re-use of 37 Java APIs in the development of its Android operating system is protected by "fair use" according to Stephanie
The court deemed Android's use of the Oracle programming language Java as legal under copyright law.
Google has prevailed in the copyright infringement case brought by Oracle over Google’s use of Java in Android. Had the verdict gone the other way, it could have cost Google as much as $9 billion. Oracle will appeal the decision, but if it stands it sets a lofty precedent for [...]
Oracle's loses copyright lawsuit against Google, software gains new "fair use" provisions. Developers should go make more stuff
Oracle lost its case against Google and Google's use of Java in Android yesterday. A jury found that Google's use of Java APIs in Android was considered fair use, despite Oracle's claims to the contrary.
A jury found that Google's use of the Java programming language in Android is legal, in a patent battle that lasted some six years. Oracle, which owns Java, argued that Google stole code to build a mobile operating system that ended up being the most popular smartphone OS in the world. Show More Summary
Google is not infringing Oracle’s Java APIs with its Android operating system, a court has ruled. A jury found Android to be accessing Java APIs under a ‘fair use’ provision in copyright law. Via email to Ars Technica, a Google lawyer...Show More Summary
The software development community can breathe a sigh of relief; the legal stoush between Oracle and Google over the Android operating system’s use of Java application programming interfaces (APIs) is pretty much over after the US courts sided with Google, yet again. Show More Summary
The verdict could have major implications for the future of software developments. The post Google Doesn't Owe Oracle a Cent for Using Java in Android, Jury Finds appeared first on WIRED.
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A jury sides with Google over nitty-gritty in Android code.
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A federal jury ruled that Google’s use of Oracle Corp.’s Java software didn’t violate copyright law, the latest twist in a six-year legal battle between the two Silicon Valley titans.
Google just won a major court battle with software giant Oracle over Google’s use of elements of Oracle’s Java programming language. If Google had lost, it could have held major ramifications for the ways in which almost all software is developed. Oh, and Google would have had to cough up $9 billion in damages. Read more...