Google wins early decision in Oracle Android suit

Tuesday 8 May 2012 | 09:19 CET | News
A US judge said Oracle can't seek USD 1 billion in damages from Google for infringing copyrights when it developed Android software because a jury couldn't agree on whether it was "fair use". The jury in San Francisco found that Google infringed Oracle's copyrights for programming tools and nine lines of code. US District Judge William Alsup said at this point Oracle can only seek damages on the nine lines, which by law would be at most USD 150,000, Bloomberg reports. Oracle alleged that Google stole copyrights and patents for the Java programming language when it developed Android. Oracle

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