Google beats Oracle in copyright infringement trial2016-05-30 17:17 by Daniela
A California court ruled in Google's favour in a long-running copyright case with Oracle. Oracle claimed that the use of Java in Android phones was a copyright infringement.
"We strongly believe that Google developed Android by illegally copying core Java technology to rush into the mobile device market," Oracle's general counsel, Dorian Daley, said. "Oracle brought this lawsuit to put a stop to Google's illegal behaviour. We believe there are numerous grounds for appeal and we plan to bring this case back to the Federal Circuit on appeal."
Google, on the other hand, claimed that it used Java to innovate, rather than merely for copying the code.The court has found that Google's use of Oracle's Java code and package names in its Android operating system is lawful under the principle of "fair use."
Oracle plans to appeal against the latest verdict in Washington.
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