Google and Oracle's coding confusion

Google and Oracle's legal tussle over Java has been an exercise in jury confusion, but underneath all the jargon is an outcome that could permanently change how software is developed.

Are you confused by the odd drama that has been playing itself out in a San Francisco courtroom between two of the titans of the technology industry, Oracle and Google? If not, then you should be.

It is a case that turns on abstruse arguments to do with the interaction of software code and copyright laws that were not written with such digital forms of expression in mind.

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