DoJ sides with Oracle in lawsuit against Google

Thursday, 20. February 2020 01:40

The United States Department of Justice (DoJ) backed the computer software company Oracle Corp. in its ten-year-long copyright battle against American technology giant Google LLC.

The DoJ urged the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) on Wednesday to rule in Oracle's favor, claiming that Google copying lines of code from Java programming language breaks the American copyright law.

Back in November, the US high court confirmed it will take on the case, which centres around whether application programming interfaces (API) can be copyrighted, as Google allegedly used Java's APIs, owned by Oracle, in its Android operating system.

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