Google ‘breached Java copyright’

BBC News

A US jury has found that internet giant Google breached copyright in a case brought by Oracle over its Java programming language.

But the jurors were unable to agree on whether Google’s actions constituted “fair use” under copyright law.

Oracle was asking for $1bn in compensation in one of the biggest such technology lawsuits to date.

The language is used by many business applications as well as other software, such as the video game Minecraft.

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