The Supreme Court will hear the decade-long copyright dispute between Google and Oracle on Oct. 7, the court said on Monday. The case will decide whether Google fairly used application programming interfaces for the Java programming language when it used them across its Android operating system. Oracle claims it owns the Java API copyrights and has said Google owes it $9 billion in damages. A...
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