Blind As A Bat: Oracle, Catz and the Heavyside Lawyer

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“Are you blind when you’re born? Can you see in the dark? Dare you look at a king? Would you sit on his throne? Can you say of your bite that it’s worse than your bark? Are you cock of the walk when you’re walking alone?”

“How to interview for culture fit” by Larry Ellison (aka “Li’l Yachty”)

In a filing accepted by the US Supreme Court this week (or at least, not explicitly rejected, probably because it was passed out upstairs) Oracle claims that Google committed copyright infringement by using its Java programming APIs without permission.

These APIs, the claim suggests, enabled Google to essentially build its entire Android and mobile ecosystems with pirated IP from Oracle, a company whose flagship HCM products are not actually yet optimized for mobile devices.

A lower court agreed, setting up a Supreme Court showdown whose outcome will have big implications

 


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