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Judge: Google will not have to pay anything to Oracle, did not infringe copyright

Judge: Google will not have to pay anything to Oracle, did not infringe copyright

will not have to pay anything to for copyright infringement of 37 Java APIs, because the APIs are not subject to copyright, determined the trial judge, William Alsup.

This is the final verdict on the dispute began two years ago between these titans of Silicon Valley, leaving Oracle as the loser.

Larry Ellison’s company sued Google in 2010, ensuring that the Android mobile operating system violated their rights to Java, created by Sun Microsystems that was acquired that year by Oracle.

Android originally used a few lines of code taken from Java, especially APIs, which allow communication between applications and operating system. As Java is open source APIs are usually free and available for public use.

“OK Oracle claims mean that anyone could put a copyright to a version of code for a command system, and thus prohibit others write their own different versions for some or all the same commands,” said Alsup. “No company has ever supported a proposition so dramatic,” he said.

Link: Judge deals deathblow to Oracle in Google fight (CNN Money)

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