Google-Oracle API copyright lawsuit delayed by outbreak

The U.S. Supreme Court has delayed hearing oral arguments in Google vs. Oracle’s API copyright lawsuit and other cases because of the outbreak. This is the first time the U.S. Supreme Court has postponed a case since the 1918 Spanish flu outbreak.

Google vs. Oracle’s lawsuit was scheduled for March 24, and the Supreme Court has rescheduled it, withno or no decision on when.

Google-Oracle API copyright lawsuit delayed by outbreak

In Google vs. In the Oracle case, Oracle accused Google’s Android system of copying Java’s API, infringing its copyright, and demanding $8.8 billion in damages from the search giant. The case is thought to have far-reaching implications for the software industry.