Court passes on Google vs. Or­a­cle

Los Angeles Times - - TECHNOLOGY -

The U. S. Supreme Court de­clined to jump into the copy­right bat­tle be­tween Google and Or­a­cle, steer­ing clear of what many le­gal ex­perts con­sid­ered a chance to fur­ther de­fine the le­gal bound­aries of soft­ware pro­tec­tion.

Google last year asked the Supreme Court to wade into its bil­lion- dol­lar le­gal feud with Or­a­cle, which has been un­fold­ing in San Fran­cisco fed­eral court since 2010. Or­a­cle claimed Google’s An­droid op­er­at­ing sys­tem had vi­o­lated copy­right pro­tec­tions by im­prop­erly in­cor­po­rat­ing parts of its Java tech­nol­ogy.

The Supreme Court out­come is a win for Or­a­cle, although the two sides are ex­pected to con­tinue to bat­tle in fed­eral court on sep­a­rate is­sues still re­main­ing.

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