Oracle said Wednesday that a Google victory in the two tech behemoths’ upcoming showdown before the US Supreme Court would hurt US tech companies, making them vulnerable to foreign competitors.
Oracle also accused the search giant of stealing 11,000 lines of code and committing “an egregious act of plagiarism.”
Oracle made the allegations in a response brief filed late Wednesday; the two companies will appear before the Supreme Court in late March.
Oracle also said “numerous” groups and individuals will also be endorsing its position before the court. One of them will be filed by the Songwriters Guild, which Oracle said will state: “There are untold riches in running the internet of other people’s things.”
More than two dozen parties, including IBM and Microsoft, had submitted briefs supporting Google.
The 10-year-old legal brawl is based on Oracle’s claim that Google stole critical parts of its Java technology for its Android operating system. Google rejects the claim, arguing that Oracle cannot own this type of code which allows programs to talk to each other.
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Oracle said Wednesday that a Google victory in their Supreme Court battle would hurt US tech companies, making them vulnerable to foreign competitors.
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Source:: Businessinsider – Tech