US Supreme court expects Google defense in the old Java case
The US Supreme Court gives internet giant Google a chance to defend its position in its legal dispute with software group Oracle. This is an important copyright case, which can run smoothly for Google.
Oracle has demanded billions of dollars from Google for using the Java programming language when developing the mobile operating system Android. It was developed by Sun Microsystems, a company that was acquired by Oracle in 2010.
Google was more than once ruled in the matter and would not have violated any rules. A US court of appeal, however, had a different opinion and last year referred the case back to a federal court in California that had to consider possible damages.