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Oracle's Java Case Takes Another Battering With API Ruling

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http://ectnews.com.feedsportal.com – With a ruling from United States District Judge William Alsup that application programming interfaces cannot be copyrighted, it appears Oracle's lost yet another battle against Google over Java. However, the war is not over. Oracle has indicated it will appeal, and the judge has indicated that Oracle should turn to patent laws in order to protect the Java APIs. Further, the nine lines of Java code Google was found to be responsible for having used in Android could cost it well over the $1 billion in damages Oracle had originally sought. (General)