Google wins its Java case against Oracle (again), saves billions in fees for now

Oracle was seeking roughly $9 billion in chartering fees as well as damages from Google for a use of Java APIs in Android. However, earlier today a jury found which Googles use of Java constitutedFair Use under US copyright law.Fair Use is a defense to a claim of copyright infringement. Usually it is invoked when copyrighted work is used for educational, journalistic, creative, humorous or selected alternative purposes. The jury verdict was reportedlyunanimous.If this story feels like deja vu, thats since this was a retrial of a portion of a same litigation which originally took place in 2012. Google won a sum victory against Oracle a first time around.In 2010 Oracle sued Google for patent as well as copyright transgression as well as alternative claims. Google prevailed as well as a judge in a strange trial said which a JavaAPIs used by Google could not be copyrighted.Oracle appealed a copyright issue as well as wonin 2014. The verdict today was based on a retrial of a copyright claim in a wake of a appellate court ruling. As indicated, a jury decided in favor ofGoogle anticipating which there was copyright transgression but which a transgression was permissible under Fair Use.Oracle has already indicated itwill appeal. The following is a matter provided to Fortune:We strongly believe which Google developed Android by illegally copying core Java technology to rush in to a mobile device market. Oracle brought this lawsuit to put a stop to Googles bootleg behavior. We believe there are numerous grounds for appeal as well as we plan to bring this case back to a Federal Circuit on appeal.If Oracle wins again on appeal a case could eventually wind up before a US Supreme Court.(Some images used under license from

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