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US govt sides against Google in Java copyright case

Wednesday 27 May 2015 | 09:30 CET | News
The US government has sided against Google in its dispute with Oracle over whether parts of the Java programming language can be copyrighted. The US solicitor general said the Supreme Court should not hear the company's appeal case against Oracle, according to a court filing reported by Reuters. Oracle won a federal appeals court ruling last year that allows it to copyright parts of Java, while Google argues it should be free to use Java without paying a licensing fee. Google, which used Java to design its Android smartphone operating system, appealed to the Supreme Court. The high court then

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