U.S. Supreme Court: Google did not infringe Oracle’s copyright
Known as the copyright war of the century, Oracle’s lawsuit against Google for copyright infringement has recently come to an end after a multi-level court hearing. The ultimate winner is Google.
Google and Oracle have been arguing for a long time on the issue of infringement of Oracle’s copyright by some codes of the Android system. The current Java copyright war has lasted for 10 years.
Although Google has won twice in the U.S. District Court, Oracle still refused to accept the verdict and appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals to continue fighting.
The U.S. Court of Appeals determined that Google’s use of Oracle’s related code was not fair use. The court ruled that Google lost the lawsuit and needed to pay Oracle copyright fees.
Subsequently, Google dissatisfied with the verdict and finally appealed to the Supreme Court of the United States, during which former US President Trump also clearly expressed his support for Oracle’s victory.
The reason why Trump supports Oracle is actually very simple. Because Trump has a very good private relationship with the founder of Oracle, he naturally supports Oracle.
But even Trump, as the President of the United States, cannot interfere with the U.S. Supreme Court. In last year’s trial, the U.S. Supreme Court did not make a final vote in time.
Until now, the U.S. Supreme Court has announced the voting results. The U.S. Supreme Court has determined that Oracle-related code is indeed copyrighted but the Android system is fair use.
Therefore, the final result is that Google won the lawsuit against Oracle. For this reason, Google does not need to pay Oracle as much as US$8 billion in copyright fees and infringement compensation fees.
This is also the final judgment, which means that this decades-long copyright war has finally come to an end. Google said this is an affirmation of innovative technology.