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Google beats Oracle

Joe Mullin at Ars Technica:

Following a two-week trial, a federal jury concluded Thursday that Google’s Android operating system does not infringe Oracle-owned copyrights because its re-implementation of 37 Java APIs is protected by “fair use.” The verdict was reached after three days of deliberations.

This seems to me to be the right result. Which is not to say that I feel Google’s behavior in knocking off Java isn’t a bit shady… but that’s neither here nor there. Oracle was seeking a result that could have had a much wider-ranging impact on the tech industry.