Google's defence against Oracle in pictures

Google's defence against Oracle in pictures

Summary: A look at Google's presentation outlining how it will fight back against Oracle's claims that it owes money for copying Java code

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  • Google's key points of evidence

    Google has put together a presentation to defend its use of Java code in Android, the central issue in Oracle's patent and copyright lawsuit against the search giant.

    The case, which entered its third day on Friday, hinges on whether Google's mobile operating system infringes on copyright and patents related to Java, which Oracle took charge of after its acquisition of Sun. For example, the Dalvik virtual machine in Android uses Java APIs, which Google argues it is allowed to do. Oracle disputes this.

    The slideshow handed to the San Francisco court as part of Google's opening statement comes in at 71 pages — 20 shorter than the document presented by Oracle. This selection highlights Google's arguments in its defence and begins with Google's key points in evidence.

    Image credit: Google

  • Ellison: Java language is free

    Google is countering Oracle's claims with the assertion that Java is free to use, using a quote from Oracle chief executive Larry Ellison's deposition to the court last year to support this.

    Source: Google

Topics: Legal, Piracy

Karen Friar

About Karen Friar

Karen Friar is news editor for ZDNet in the UK, based in London. She started out in film journalism in San Francisco, before making the switch to tech coverage at ZDNet.com. Next came a move to CNET News.com, where she looked after west coast coverage of business technology, and finally a return to her homeland with ZDNet UK.

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