Oracle lost a lawsuit against Google

Oracle lost a lawsuit against Google

Oracle originally brought the suit against Google even in 2010. During the trial, the Google said the API can not receive copyright protection, and that their use is subject to the doctrine of fair use. The judge agreed, and the case was closed in May 2012.

Google and Oracle perennial confrontation ended. Although Oracle claims that Google copied without permission more than 37 Java API-interface and 11 lines of Java source code for the operating system open source Android, today, a jury ruled in favor of Google in Oracle’s lawsuit against the search giant.

Oracle lost a lawsuit against Google

Oracle originally brought the suit against Google even in 2010. During the trial, the Google said the API can not receive copyright protection, and that their use is subject to the doctrine of fair use. The judge agreed, and the case was closed in May 2012.

But Oracle won the appeal, and the case was remitted back to the court where Oracle sought compensation in the amount of $ 9.3 billion. At the same time, Google announced that, starting with Android N, they will replace Java to the OpenJDK. This will allow Google to use Java for Android, without requiring permission from Oracle.

After the victory of Google, and recognition «fair use», Oracle could accept, but instead, the company said it will appeal the decision of the jury. However, if you lose the appeal, Oracle will not be able to file a new lawsuit on the matter.

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