Supreme Court Rules For Google In Oracle Copyright Fight

Law360 (April 5, 2021, 10:15 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday cleared Google of wrongdoing in a multibillion-dollar copyright lawsuit filed by Oracle over smartphone software, ruling that the tech giant made fair use of the code at issue.

Google did not infringe Oracle's copyrights when it used pieces of the company's Java software language to build its Android smartphone platform, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) After more than a decade of litigation, the justices ruled 6-2 that Google did not infringe Oracle's copyrights when it used pieces of the company's Java software language to build the Android smartphone platform.

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