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    Published On : Fri, May 27th, 2016
    National News / Tech News | By Nagpur Today Nagpur News

    Google beats Oracle in $9 billion Android trial

    android_two_pixabayA US jury has handed Google a major victory in a long-running copyright battle with Oracle Corporation over Android software used to run most of the world’s smartphones.

    The jury unanimously upheld claims by Google that its use of Oracle’s Java development platform to create Android was protected under the fair-use provision of copyright law, bringing trial to a close without Oracle winning any of the $9 billion in damages it requested.

    Oracle said it saw many grounds to appeal and would do so.

    “We strongly believe that Google developed Android by illegally copying core Java technology to rush into the mobile device market,” Oracle General Counsel Dorian Daley said in a statement.

    Alphabet Inc’s Google in a statement called the verdict “a win for the Android ecosystem, for the Java programming community, and for software developers who rely on open and free programming languages to build innovative consumer products.”

    The trial was closely watched by software developers, who feared an Oracle victory could spur more software copyright lawsuits.

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