According to the court, Google has used components of Java, which are freely available.
Judge of the District Court of Northern California in San Francisco, William Olsup (William Alsup) issued a decision in the case of the propagation of copyright protection in the Java API of Oracle, on which from April this year, continuing the trial between Oracle and Google. According to the court on 37 Java API, owned by Oracle, is not subject to copyright.
Recall that Oracle has accused the Internet Corporation of illegally using Google OS Android code in Java, patent rights which belong to the plaintiff.
The jury found Google not guilty of copyright infringement prosecution. The final decision was to make the judge of the District Court, which was to determine whether the effect of copyright on the Java API.
As noted by CNet, the solution for only 37 Java API, which it was in the original lawsuit. And it can not completely relate to all developed Java API.
“This decision does not claim that all the Java API packages can be used without a proper license. It also does not call to abduct the structure, sequence and organization of computer systems in general. The decision applies only to this single case in which Google has used the components of Java, which are freely available and not covered by the Copyright Act “, – told the judge.