U.S. jury finds Google breached Oracle's Java copyright

  • A U.S. jury has found Internet giant Google breached Oracle’s copyright on its Java programming language.

    Jurors however were unable to decide whether Google’s actions constituted as “fair use” under copyright law.

    Oracle was asking for $1 billion in compensation but can only seek statutory damages ranging from $200 to $150,000.

    Google was found to have infringed Oracle’s copyright on nine lines of Java code in its mobile operating system Android.

    Google is asking for mistrial to be ruled.