- Google has won a six-year court case brought by software firm Oracle, which claimed Google had infringed its copyright by using 11,500 lines of Java code in its Android operating system.
- A jury has ruled that Google did not unfairly use parts of Java programming language.?Oracle? sought billions in damages from Google.
- A judge on Thursday ruled Google's use of Java code in the Android operating system does not infringe on Oracle's copyrights and is protected by fair use. Oracle said it would appeal the decision.
- Google wins $9bn Java copyright case with Oracle short by Swarnim Bagre / 05:49 pm on 27 May 2016,Friday
- A federal jury in San Francisco ruled in favor of Google in the Java copyright case against Oracle on Thursday. Oracle had filed a suit in 2010 against Google claiming that it used code from the Oracle-owned Java programming language in Android without permission, seeking nearly $9 billion in damages. Oracle said that it will appeal against the decision
- Copyright law expert Professor Pam Samuelson said the litigation was a "very unusual" fair use case, but that the jury ultimately agreed with the fair use defense, including the fact that "Google was the one who made an innovative and highly successful product from Java."
- The sun has finally set on the Google and Oracle copyright battle. Google has won the long running Java lawsuit against Oracle as the jury found that Android OS does not violate copyrights owned by the latter.
- Earlier in March Oracle demanded $9.3 billion in damages from Google over the use of Java API in Android which powers about 80% of the world’s mobile devices.. The company stated that Google needed a license to use its Java programming language to develop Android however, the jury rejected that argument and concluded Google made fair use of the code under copyright law. Oracle owns the programming language Java as it was acquired Sun Microsystems in 2010.
- "Today's verdict that Android makes fair use of Java APIs represents a win for the Android ecosystem, for the Java programming community, and for software developers who rely on open and free programming languages to build innovative consumer products," Google said in an emailed statement.
- The verdict is the latest development in the six-year legal skirmish over software copyrights with billions of dollars in damages at stake.
- Oracle pledged it would appeal the verdict.
"We strongly believe that Google developed Android by illegally copying
core Java technology to rush into the mobile device market. Oracle
brought this lawsuit to put a stop to Google’s illegal behavior. We
believe there are numerous grounds for appeal," Oracle's general counsel
Dorian Daley said in an emailed statement.