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Google v Oracle: Copyright and Fair Use Examined

Duke Computer Science Colloquium
Speaker Name
Owen Astrachan
Location
The talk will be virtual on Zoom.
Date and Time
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On April 5, 2021 the US Supreme Court in a 6-2 decision in the copyright case of Google v Oracle found that Google's use of the APIs from 37 Java packages in the Android platform was legally a "fair use", thus deciding the case in favor of Google. I was the technical expert witness working for Google in both jury trials. In this talk I will provide my perspective on the litigation, the trials, and the decision in favor of Google.