Does Google's Android violate Linux's Copyright?

Posted by sjvn on Mar 18, 2011 8:54 AM EDT
ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
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An attorney claims that Android violates Linux’s copyright does, but others dismiss the possibility. Does Google’s Android smartphone and tablet operating system violate Oracle’s patents? Who knows. I’m no software patent lawyer, but I cover intellectual property (IP) lawsuits far too often and I expect it will be years before the courts decide, or, as is more likely Google and Oracle will come to a licensing agreement. But, now one attorney is claiming a much more clear-cut IP law violation: Android violates Linux’s copyrights.

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