Oracle: A Quick Reference For Software Copyright Analysis

Law360, New York (July 27, 2012, 2:25 PM EDT) -- Useful insights for computer software stakeholders emerged from the recent collision of legal and business worlds in Oracle v. Google, N.D. Cal. Case No. 3:10-cv-03561-WHA. The case showcased tensions between patent and copyright law, open source and proprietary software, and two tech business giants. It concerned Oracle’s allegations that Google’s Android software platform for mobile devices infringed copyrights and patents relating to the Java software platform that Oracle obtained in its acquisition of Sun Microsystems Inc., in 2010. Programs for Google’s Android platform (Android apps) are...
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