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Oracle Claims Google Has 'Destroyed' the Java Market

  • August 17, 2015
  • By Developer.com Staff

Oracle has filed a complaint seeking to expand its copyright lawsuit regarding Google's use of Java APIs in Android. Oracle says that later versions of Android which were released after it filed the original lawsuit also violate its copyright on Java APIs. It states, "As with previous versions of Android, these six Android releases copy thousands of lines of source code from the Java platform, as well as the structure, sequence and organization of that platform. Just as before, this copying constitutes copyright infringement."

The complaint also claims that Google has "destroyed" the market for Java. It adds, "Given the widespread dominance Android has achieved with its continued unauthorized use of the 37 Java API packages over the past few years, Android has now irreversibly destroyed Java’s fundamental value proposition as a potential mobile device operating system."

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