Google, Oracle Must Reveal Any Payments To Writers

Law360, New York (August 7, 2012, 9:22 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday ordered Oracle America Inc. and Google Inc. to disclose any payments they have made to authors, journalists, commentators and bloggers who have reported or published comments on Oracle's two-year-old copyright infringement case over Google's Android platform.

Citing concerns, U.S. District Judge William Alsup ordered the parties to file disclosure statements by Aug. 17 clearly identifying any authors, journalists, commentators or bloggers who were paid for their coverage of the case. The disclosures are to include payments other than normal subscription...
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