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Oracle is preparing to file a new lawsuit against Google over Android

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Oracle intends to continue its legal battle with Google over the "fair use" of the Android operating system source code in the near future. On July 22 this year, the company filed in San Francisco District Court letter which talks about how in the five years that have passed since the original lawsuit against the search giant, the situation has drastically changed, Android has gained total dominance, came on TV set-top boxes, appeared in watches and even in cars. In doing so, Google continues to infringe Oracle’s copyrights on the Java source code on an ever-increasing scale.
Oracle has expanded its claims against Google to include the subject of six versions of Android that have appeared since the first lawsuit litigation in 2010 : Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, Kit Kat and most recently Lollipop are now on the list. All of these operating systems in some way or another use 37 APIs of Java, the copyright of which belongs to Oracle. That said, while Android has become "…really ubiquitous, Java has suffered more than ever". Particularly because Google itself has taken specific steps to avoid fragmenting the platform, ignoring Oracle’s opinion on the matter. The purpose of the lawsuit should be to recognize the copyright in the Java source code and to recover damages from Google. The amount of damages has not been specified.
Two years ago, a San Francisco court, considering a similar claim from Oracle, ruled verdict that Google is infringing copyrights by using Java source code in Android. Nevertheless, the court put in a separate issue the principle of "fair use" which in some cases allows copying, meaning here the obvious implementation of some algorithms that have fallen under the claims. Later, Judge William Allsop ruled to the contrary: Java interfaces cannot be copyrighted. Oracle expectedly appealed, and the court again upheld its copyright. Google tried to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, but it refused to take the case under consideration.

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