The Internet company has to pay for the use of 37 Java APIs in Android no damages to Oracle. This has, however, already announced, against the judgment of appeal. We are convinced that in the development of Android Java technologies were illegally copied.
In the dispute over the use of Java APIs in Android, Oracle has suffered against Google a bitter defeat. The jury of the district court in Northern California gave the controversial implementation of 37 programming interface in Android as “Fair Use”. So Oracle could not prevail with his action for damages in the amount of $ 9.3 billion against Google first, but has already announced that the case of einerh higher instance check.
“We believe that Google developed Android by copied to the Java technologies illegally, to be able to fast in the market for mobile devices boarding,” says Oracle’s General counsel Dorian Daley in a first opinion. “Oracle has sued Google’s put illegal conduct to an end. We believe that there are a number of reasons for appeal and we plan to bring this case before a Federal appeals court.”
Java was developed by Sun Microsystems in the Nineties. Google had negotiated prior to the release of Android in 2008, with the Sun through a license agreement, and then used the required 37 Java APIs for free. Only a few months after the Acquisition of Sun Microsystems by Oracle, the law began in 2010, then the dispute about whether it was OK.
A first decision in may 2014, as a court of appeal stated that the 37 APIs are subject to copyright. The question of whether the use of the APIs in Android by Google in accordance with the Fair-Use principle, as a fair use is permitted, referred it back to the district court in Northern California.
This process began in the last year. It is not only for Android Smartphones. Oracle also noted that Google’s Android have expanded since the beginning of the dispute in 2010, steadily. It’ll come, in the meantime, in vehicles, TVs, Wearables, and various household appliances. Google could achieve, therefore, “the direct and indirect exploitation of the copyright law of the Codes that are infringing enormous profits” and also its marketing einnahemn increase.
Oracle attorney Peter Bicks said in his closing argument of 11,500 lines of code that were copied. “This is indisputable. You have taken the Code that you have copied him and directly in Android. BICK’s more: “You don’t take the property of others, and uses it for their own advantage. Google has taken a short cut, and you have to take a shortcut at the expense of the Oracle.” In his view, an “unauthorized Fork of Android is, ultimately,” of Java. Oracle have added to the severe damage, as a result, the Java licensing business was burglarized.
Now can be expected to have after a US Federal appeals court with the issue of Fair Use to deal with. If there is achieved a mutually satisfactory agreement that is open to both parties, yet the way to the Supreme court of the United States. Until a final judgment is made, it will take quite a while. For users, this ruling will have no impact. Developers should expect but with voltage, it could have a significant impact on the future use of the APIs in General.
[mit Material von Stefanm Beiersmann, ZDNet.de]
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