Two massive giants in tech, Google, Inc. (“Google”) and Oracle America, Inc. (“Oracle”), have been duking it out on different judicial stages. The fight is over Google’s use of Java API packages in the creation of the Android operating system. The Java API packages, first developed by Sun Microsystems, Inc. (“Sun”) in the mid-nineties, were owned by Oracle pursuant to their acquisition of Sun in 2010. It is important to note that the Java programming language is not at issue in this dispute.
This post was originally published on the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal website on March 12, 2015. The original post can be accessed via the Archived Link button above.
Dineen, Katherine, "The API Copyright Saga Seems Likely to Continue" (2015). AELJ Blog. 67.