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Google v Oracle: Copyright and Fair Use Examined

Duke Computer Science Colloquium
Speaker Name
Owen Astrachan
The talk will be virtual on Zoom.
Date and Time
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.