Google wins Java case against Oracle

Google may use Java code in the Android mobile operating system. An American jury finds that there is 'fair use'. Google had to pay $ 8.8 billion if the jury had ruled otherwise. But Google appealed, right now, to the right to quote. That is an important victory for the tech industry. The case had been dragging on for six years

Google may use Java code in the Android mobile operating system. An American jury finds that there is 'fair use'.

Google had to pay $ 8.8 billion if the jury had ruled otherwise. But Google appealed, right now, to the right to quote. That is an important victory for the tech industry.

The case had been dragging on for six years. In 2010, a jury did not reach a decision.

Google has used 37 so-called APIs, code for the communication of apps. Oracle found it difficult that 11, 500 lines of code had been copied. With the acquisition of Sun Microsystems, Oracle acquired the Java programming language rights.