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Google May Owe Oracle Billions, Court Says

Using Oracle-owned Java programming code in its Android operating system could cost Google billions of dollars, per a new ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. “Google’s use of Java shortcuts to develop Android went too far and was a violation of Oracle’s copyrights,” Bloomberg reports, citing the court’s decision. “The dispute, which could have far-reaching implications for the entire software industry, has divided Silicon Valley for years.”

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