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Google Goes to Supreme Court, Seeks New Ruling in Oracle Lawsuit

Google has filed a request with the Supreme Court, asking the justices to consider overturning an appeals court ruling that found it guilty of copyright infringement.

Google has filed a request with the Supreme Court, asking the justices to consider overturning an appeals court ruling that found it guilty of copyright infringement. The ruling stems back from a 2010 lawsuit Oracle brought against Google, accusing the search giant of copyright infringement for using parts of Java in its Android technology. A San Francisco court had earlier said that Oracle couldn't claim copyright infringement for part of Java, but that was later overturned. The company has been seeking $1 billion in damages. Google said in its filing, 'The question is: Whether copyright protection extends to all elements of an original work of computer software, including a system or method of operation, that an author could have written in more than one way.'

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