AT The US seems to have finally decided a long-standing dispute between Google and Oracle about legality of using Java in Android operating system. AND decision of the court is not at the benefit of Google: soon the corporation will have to give the opponent a tidy sum.
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This dispute lasts for 8 long years. A everything began with of what is 2010, Oracle filed for court, accusing Google of copyright infringement. The thing is that the development of the Android operating system used the Java programming language, and he was created by Sun Microsystems - the company that Oracle acquired.
Initially, the damage was assessed in 1 a billion dollars, but at 2015, looking at the the success of Android, Oracle said that the damage "has multiplied " .
AT In 2016, the court decided that Google did not it is worthwhile to punish, since both products (and Java, and Android) are distributed freely and is free. The plaintiff believed otherwise, drawing attention to the income from advertising in Android.
AT Last year, Oracle filed an appeal, and now the US Court of Appeal granted her. " Google could to comply with copyright through the development of its own software interfaces, or interfaces Oracle licensing for use in the development of its new platform, but the company decided to copy the Oracle product », - it says in decision of the court.
Now the federal court in San Francisco must determine how much Google will pay Oracle. The last announced amount was 8.8 billion dollars.
Recall that in Last year, the European Commission fined Google 2.42 billion euros for abuse of dominant position on market (for any request for purchase of goods in EU countries Google's purchase service is always at the top of the request).