Google infringed Oracle's Java copyrights, jury still undecided on 'fair use' argument

By Leeky
May 8, 2012
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  1. The jury in the ongoing Oracle vs. Google trial returned a partial verdict yesterday, concluding that the internet search giant did breach the copyright of Oracle's Java programming language, but were...

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  2. Tygerstrike

    Tygerstrike TS Enthusiast Posts: 827   +93

    How many lines of code did the jury find that were infringed upon? Also since the API were "inherited" from another company, doesnt Google own the rights to them?
  3. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 4,378   +99

    Tygerstrike, From the article:

    The APIs were inherited by Oracle with the purchase of Sun Microsystems in 2009. The patents and copyrights are owned by Oracle, not Google.

    Additionally, Google was not found to be guilty of breaching copyrights in regards to the APIs documentation either.

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