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US Supreme Court: Google vs Oracle

The U.S. Supreme Court released a much-anticipated ruling in Google LLC v. Oracle America, Inc., 593 U.S. ____ (2021) on April 5, 2021, ending the decade-long copyright battle between Google and Oracle, two of Silicon Valley’s technology powerhouses. This ruling represents the first time that the Court tackled the fair use doctrine in the context of modern computer software. By a 6-2 vote, the Court sided with Google and held that Google’s copying of Oracle’s code was a permissible “fair use” under U.S. law.

Read Jennifer Marles and Jayde Wood’s article discussing this ruling’s potential implications in a Canadian context.

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