Supreme Court rules for Google and against Oracle in copyright case

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday said Google did not violate copyright law when it developed its Android mobile operating system using code from Oracle.

The court ruled 6 to 2 for Google in the highly anticipated ruling. The case was argued before Justice Amy Coney Barrett joined the court and she did not take part in the decision.

“We assume, for argument’s sake, that the material was copyrightable,” Justice Stephen Breyer wrote for the majority. “But we hold that the copying here at issue nonetheless constituted a fair use. Hence, Google’s copying did not violate the copyright law.”

Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito dissented.

Oracle has alleged in

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