Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 7th May 2012 20:09 UTC
Legal There's some movement in the Oracle-Google lawsuit today, but it's rather difficult to determine just what kind of movement. The jury was told by the judge Alsup to assume APIs are copyrightable - something Alsup still has to determine later during trial - and with that in mind, the judge ruled Google violated Oracle's copyright on Java. However, the jury did not come to an agreement on a rather crucial question: whether or not it was fair use. All in all, a rather meaningless verdict at this point, since it's incomplete. Also, what kind of nonsense is it for a judge to tell a jury to assume something is illegal? Am I the only one who thinks that's just complete insanity?
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RE[3]: Sigh. Thom.
by 1c3d0g on Tue 8th May 2012 02:50 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Sigh. Thom."
1c3d0g
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LMAO at your use of programming logic to explain the situation. I would love to see how a judge (or anyone familiar with the justice system) would react on seeing that!

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