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Google-Oracle jury reaches impasse on key issue

Jury decides against Google on Oracle's copyright claim but reaches impasse on key issue By The Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ' A federal jury in San Francisco is ruling against Google in Oracle's copyright case over the search leader's Android mobile software, but it has reached an impasse on a key issue.

The jury was debating Oracle Corp.'s allegations that Google Inc. built its popular Android software by stealing some of the technology from Java, a programming platform that Oracle bought two years ago.

The jury found that Google infringed on the largest of the claims, but it couldn't agree on whether Google's use was legally protected "fair use." Google is moving for a mistrial. Google prevailed on two other claims.

Google has argued that it only used parts of Java that have always been freely available.

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