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Supreme Court Overturns Oracle's Copyright Win Over Google

Supreme Court Overturns Oracle's Copyright Win Over Google
(Sipa via AP)

Monday, 05 April 2021 10:22 AM

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Alphabet Inc.’s Google didn’t commit copyright infringement when it used Oracle Corp.’s programming code in the Android operating system, sparing Google from what could have been a multibillion-dollar award.

The 6-2 ruling, which overturns a victory for Oracle, marks a climax to a decade-old case that divided Silicon Valley and promised to reshape the rules for the software industry. Oracle was seeking as much as $9 billion.

The court said Google engaged in legitimate “fair use” when it put key aspects of Oracle’s Java programming language in the Android operating system.

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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Alphabet Inc.'s Google didn't commit copyright infringement when it used Oracle Corp.'s programming code in the Android operating system, sparing Google from what could have been a multibillion-dollar award.
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