Google v Oracle: Copyright and Fair Use Examined
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. This decision was the culmination of more than ten years of litigation and two jury trials whose decisions were each overturned on appeal, before being ultimately determined by the Supreme Court.
As the technical expert witness working for Google in both jury trials, in this talk Owen Astrachan will provide his perspective on the litigation, the trials, and the decision in favor of Google - and more.
Owen Astrachan is Professor of the Practice of Computer Science at Duke.