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Oracle Gets Specific — Files Amended Complaint – Update: And More, More, More

“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.”

Complete
Story