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Oracle Gets Specific -- Files Amended Complaint - Update: And More, More, More

Oct 29, 2010, 19:03 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Pamela Jones)

"Oracle has filed an amended complaint, presumably to fix the problems noted by Google in the first one. It has clarified its copyright infringement claims, Claim VIII.

"It's SCO II, at least in part, alleging that the infringed material is "Java method and class names, definitions, organization, and parameters; the structure, organization and content of Java class libraries; and the content and organization of Java's documentation." Don't tell me it's APIs and methods and concepts again. And infringing the "organization" of Java documentation? Lordy.

"I've done a comparative chart for you of the copyright infringement claim in both the original complaint and the new one, so you can see the changes, but here is the new operative paragraph in full, paragraph 40 of the new complaint:

"Android includes infringing class libraries and documentation. Approximately one third of Android's Application Programmer Interface (API) packages (available at http://developer.android.com/reference/packages.html) are derivative of Oracle America's 19 copyrighted Java API packages (available at http://download-llnw.oracle.com/javase/ 1.5.0/- 20 docs/api/ and http://download-llnw.oracle.com/ javase/1.4.2/docs/api/) and corresponding documents. The infringed elements of Oracle America's copyrighted work include Java method and class names, definitions, organization, and parameters; the structure, organization and content of Java class libraries; and the content and organization of Java's documentation."

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