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Why Oracle will win its Java copyright case – and why you'll be glad when it does


Seem to be missing the "fair use" part of it all

Your entire argument for Oracle's ultimate success is that Google copied code. Which then leads to a fundamental misunderstanding of copyright. Copyright isn't just a "that's mine, you can't use it" tool. It has exceptions, it has nuance. And in this case, that nuance is fair use. That's what the courts are now deciding. There's a reason for what they did. There's a reason why it absolutely is necessary that Google wins this case, and it won't weaken copyright when they do, it'll ensure interoperability of systems continues without issue - FOSS or not.

Saying "Google stole code" is, quite frankly, irrelevant now.

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