KCBS_740 SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — Google and Oracle were set to appear in a Bay Area courtroom Monday to face off on a copyright dispute that’s dragged on for six years.

Billions of dollars are at stake – as well as the very foundation of software development.

This is the second trial for Oracle’s complaint that Google used parts of its Java software without permission.

In 2012, a jury had found that Google did infringe on Oracle’s copyrights, but the judge later ruled the software couldn’t be copyrighted.

In the years since, the case has gone back and forth through the appeals courts, and even made a brief stop at the U.S. Supreme Court before making this return to a jury trial.

 

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