"Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he."
-- Proverbs 29:18, King James Bible (KJV)

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Jury Finds in Favor of Google Against Oracle in Android v. Java Fair Use Copyright Case

The jury has decided. Google, Android, sane IP law and the public win against Oracle, Java, confused IP law concepts and monopolists. Joe Mullin reports at Ars Technica in Google beats Oracle—Android makes "fair use" of Java APIs.

Read here our previous posting at
Android and the Oracle Java API Copyright Scam Against Google.

OK, so we were right again, keeping our record of over 12 straight years of being on the right side of intellectual property law case outcomes in cases involving the deluded Federal Circuit.

As Mullin writes at Ars Technica:
"Following a two-week trial, a federal jury concluded Thursday that Google's Android operating system does not infringe Oracle-owned copyrights because its re-implementation of 37 Java APIs is protected by "fair use." The verdict was reached after three days of deliberations....

Google said in a statement that its victory was good for everybody. "Today's verdict that Android makes fair use of Java APIs represents a win for the Android ecosystem, for the Java programming community, and for software developers who rely on open and free programming languages to build innovative consumer products," a Google spokesperson said via e-mail.

Oracle, however, vowed to appeal."
Rather than wasting everyone's time and resources by appealing a hopeless situation -- because the best of judges will never support Oracle's monopolistic position (bad judges at the Federal Circuit may, meaning again that the U.S. Supreme Court would ultimately decide, surely in favor of Google) -- our advice to Oracle is that it spend its time and money improving upon its own octogeneric Java programming and graphic user interface. Every time that we get notice of an update for Java on our PC our hair stands on end because of the antiquated, user-unfriendly manner in which that all is implemented.
 
Oracle, get your act together!

As for Google and Alphabet, well done!!
It is clear to see which company is for the best interests of the consumer!!!