Top court sides with Google in copyright dispute with Oracle

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is siding with Google in an $8 billion copyright dispute with Oracle. The justices sided with Google 6-2 on Monday.

The case has to do with Google’s creation of the Android operating system now used on the vast majority of smartphones worldwide.

To create Android, which was released in 2007, Google wrote millions of lines of new computer code. But it also used 11,330 lines of code and an organization that’s part of Oracle’s Java platform.

Google says what it did is long-settled, common practice in the industry, a practice that has been good for technical progress.

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