The US Supreme Court on Friday said it would hear a multi-billion dollar copyright case between tech giants Google and Oracle that dates back to 2010.
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A federal appeals court in 2018 determined that Google's use of Java software from Oracle went beyond the bounds of fair use. The ruling overturned one issued in Google's favor in 2016. Google appealed the case to the Supreme Court after the federal appeals court declined to rehear the case. Oracle had previously asked for $8.8 billion in damages.
Oracle sued Google in 2010 over copyright and patent infringement allegations for its use of the Java programming language in Android, now the world's most popular mobile operating system. Oracle obtained the rights to Java when it acquired Sun Microsystems.