Google slams Oracle code comparison

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Google slams Oracle code comparison

Google claims Oracle's code evidence was "edited".

Code produced by Oracle in court in a bid to prove its copyright was infringed by Google was edited, the search giant has alleged.

An ongoing court case between the two tech behemoths is trying to decide whether Google stole Oracle’s copyrighted Java code when creating Android.

Oracle had produced a comparison of Java code and the code used in Android as it sought to prove similarities between the two.

Google claimed the comparison was not accurate as Oracle “redacted or deleted... both expressive material and copyright headers that appear in the actual materials, which are significant elements and features of the files in question,” as Groklaw noted.

The search giant has also alleged the patents issued by Oracle were in fact invalid as “one or more claims are directed to abstract ideas or other non-statutory subject matter.”

In other defences, Google claimed Android was “created independently and without reference to any works protected by the Asserted Copyrights,” and said Oracle had “not suffered any irreparable injury.”

This article originally appeared at itpro.co.uk

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