May 7, 2012

Google Guilty of Infringement in Oracle Trial; Future Legal Headaches Loom

Ars technica reports on the confused verdict in the first phase of Oracle v. Google, where Google won most of the arguments but, maybe, was found to have infringed copyright via its use of the Java APIs. "But the jury couldn't reach agreement on a second issue—whether Google had a valid 'fair use' defense when it used the APIs. Google has asked for a mistrial based on the incomplete verdict, and that issue will be briefed later this week."

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