Justices Wary Of 'Sky Falling' In Google-Oracle Software Case

By Bill Donahue (October 7, 2020, 6:12 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in Google and Oracle's long-running copyright battle over smartphone software, wrangling with dramatic warnings about what the case means for the future of the technology industry. 

More than a decade after Oracle first sued Google for using Java software to create the Android mobile operating system, the justices seemed troubled by sweeping policy arguments made by both sides about how the complex case might disrupt the software business.

Google has argued that developers must be able to copy and reuse code if there is no other way to write it, but Chief Justice John Roberts...

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