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Google, Oracle's endless Java copyright battle extended to ... 2016

thames

Re: The problem with this case

@Christian Berger - "If Google wouldn't have used something Java-ish for Android the whole problem wouldn't exist."

This particular court case might not exist, but the potential for another one involving different parties would. The fundamental issue is the way this particular American court is choosing to interpret American copyright law.

Of course the whole thing will be moot if the court decides that it comes under "fair use" (as the Americans call it) provisions. Oracle will still own the copyrights to the APIs, but everyone else can use them without buying a license from Oracle.

Failing that though, this will have opened up a real can of worms, as lawyers for all sorts of companies start trawling through their own APIs and seeing who they can squeeze money out of.

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