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Google "Sometimes the sheer wrongness of what is posted on the web leaves us speechless. Especially when it's picked up and repeated as gospel by otherwise reputable sites like Engadget. 'Google copied Oracle's Java code, pasted in a new license, and shipped it', they reported this morning. Sorry, but that just isn't true."
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RE[3]: Comment by Radio
by JAlexoid on Sun 23rd Jan 2011 13:01 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Radio"
JAlexoid
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See the Psystar case to see how quickly this can happen and how badly the results can be.


Yes, but as Nilay has pointed it out himself, Psystar case is not exact match. It turns sour quick, but do you really think that Google will have the same argument as Psystar did? They should be smart enough to state that it was accidental, infringing material was removed and it wasn't shipped with any product.

Accidental infringement happens every day. Photos and images are published on the internet. But most of the times a take down notice is where it stops.

So the whole lawsuit will again come down to patents.

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