The Supreme Court just ruled in favor of Google in its legal battle with Oracle, ending a 10-year fight over the future of software

Published Apr 05 2021 at 2:19 PM GMT
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  • The US Supreme Court has overturned Oracle's high-profile copyright win over Google.
  • The ruling is a sizable win for Google following a lengthy 10-year legal battle.
  • The court on Monday ruled that Google's use of Java code, which was developed by Oracle, "did not violate the copyright law" and was done under fair-use provisions.
  • The core of the battle was Oracle's claim that Google unfairly used key pieces of its Java programming framework in building the Android operating system.




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  • Published Apr 5, 2021 2:19 PM GMT