Go Back   nV News Forums > General Forums > Archived News Items

Newegg Daily Deals

Thread Tools
Old 05-16-12, 11:30 PM   #1
Registered User
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 55,415
Post Oracle v. Google: The Road Ahead

by eleZeta

Oracle v. Google

The month-old Oracle v. Google trial hasn't had a lot of clarity. Dozens of motions have been filed over issues both great and small, with the only clear development so far being a split copyright verdict. But key events in the past 24 hours have shown what the possibilities are going forward.

First, Judge William Alsup has said he will make a ruling about whether or not programming APIs are copyrightable as early as next week. Next, Oracle has agreed to drop its longshot case for copyright damages it was talking about pursuing last week. Those developments, along with the patent trial verdict that a San Francisco jury should soon deliver, will soon make clear the road ahead.

Four Outcomes Possible

The most important question in the case now is whether Alsup finds APIs can be copyrighted at all.
Alsup said yesterday he is preparing a ruling on that issue, but it won't be ready before next week. The judge delayed this key ruling until after the entire copyright phase of the trial took place, saying he wanted to hear additional evidence before he ruled. Now the copyright phase is over, with a mixed verdict that found that Google had infringed, but the jury couldn't agree about whether Google was protected by fair use or not.

Read more | Comments

News is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Google (partially) loses suit to Oracle over use of Java API's ViN86 Mobile Devices And Smartphones 3 05-17-12 10:25 AM
Google Uncloaks 'E-mail's-Eye View' of Data Center Empire News Archived News Items 0 05-15-12 05:30 AM
Week in Civilization & Discontents: Oracle v. Google trial, autonomous cars, and more News Archived News Items 0 05-12-12 12:00 PM
Judge Declines To Rule That Google Pillaged Java News Archived News Items 0 05-10-12 07:00 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:55 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1998 - 2014, nV News.