According to The Verge,after years of repeated legal rulings, Google asked the U.S. Supreme Court to make a final ruling on its Java infringement lawsuit, which has been entangled with Oracle for nearly 10 years.
Google has filed a petition with the court asking the judge to establish the boundaries of copyright law as required by law. The case dates back to 2010, when Oracle first accused Google of improperly using the Oracle Java programming language feature to build Android. Oracle said Google violated copyright laws by using the Java application programming interface.
Google responded that APIs are basic content for programming and do not have copyright protection. Over the past 8 and a half years, a few rulings have ruled that two companies have won or lost each other.
Last year, the judge ruled in favor of Oracle, for which Google could lose billions of of dollars. Google said in the petition that the case is not only important for copyright law, but also “absolutely practical” because it revolves around the touchstone of two computers, namely Google’s Android and Oracle Java. The company believes the court’s intervention could change the future of the software.