Google beats Oracle in Android/Java copyright case

A jury in the United States has found that Google’s use of Java APIs in Android doesn’t infringe on Oracle’s copyrights.

The ruling follows a similar ruling in May 2012 that the Android mobile platform had not infringed on Oracle’s patents.

Oracle said it “strongly believes that Google developed Android by illegally copying core Java technology to rush into the mobile device market”.

“We believe there are numerous grounds for appeal and we plan to bring this case back to the Federal Circuit on appeal,” said Oracle.

Google said the verdict that Android makes fair use of Java APIs represents a win for the Android ecosystem.

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