Last Updated on April 6, 2021, 12:39 pm ET
On May 26, 2016, a jury ruled in favor of Google’s use of Java’s API in its Android system, finding that the inclusion of the code was fair use. Oracle filed a motion for judgment as a matter of law, arguing that no reasonable jury could have found against Oracle. Last week, the district court judge denied Oracle’s motion.
Jonathan Band has a really great analysis of the district court’s twenty page order applying fair use to the case on the DisCo Project blog: “Sanity Prevails Again, Part II: The District Court Leaves the Oracle v. Google Fair Use Verdict In Place.”