Mon. Apr 6th, 2020

Trump administration clearly supports Oracle in Google vs. Oracle copyright battle

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Google and Oracle have been arguing about some parts of the Android system code infringing on Oracle’s copyright. The Java copyright battle has been going on for 10 years.

Although Google has won twice in U.S. District Court trials, Oracle’s victory in the U.S. Court of Appeal last year has allowed the battle to continue.

At present, this lawsuit has been transferred to the US Federal Supreme Court. At the same time, the US government has participated in this matter and expressed interest in copyright issues.

Recently, the U.S. government, represented by Trump, has written to the U.S. Federal Court, in which the U.S. government recommended that the U.S. Federal Supreme Court reject the Google appeal.

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Of course, the US government does not have the right to interfere in the deliberations of the US Supreme Court, so it is only a recommendation. It is interesting that the Trump administration hopes to participate in the debate during the trial.

Recently, Oracle has also addressed the established facts involved in this century’s copyright war summary. Oracle believes that Google’s code stealing only makes the Android platform more closed.

Oracle claims that Java is very popular during Android development. Thanks to cross-platform features, developers only need to develop once to run the entire platform.

And Android started late. If it takes longer to build an operating system from scratch, it also faces the problem of how to persuade developers to embrace Android.

Oracle claims that Google does not want developers to write programs for Android on platforms such as Microsoft or Apple, preventing competitors from entering the market quickly.

Via: ZDNet