SCOTUS Rules in Favor of Google in Copyright Dispute

In a 6-2 decision, the Supreme Court of the United States has ruled in favor of Google in its multi-billion dollar copyright lawsuit with Oracle. The lawsuit involves a dispute over code used for Google’s Android operating system, in which Oracle alleged Google had illegally copied its own code. However, the Supreme Court found that Google’s use of Oracle’s code fit under the “fair use” exception of copyright law, protecting it from any copyright claims. Continue reading “SCOTUS Rules in Favor of Google in Copyright Dispute”

App Stores Face Legal Challenge from Fortnite Creator

Apple and Google have been sued by Epic Games after both companies removed the popular online game Fortnite from their app stores. Epic Games, a video game publisher with its own proprietary online store, has alleged that Apple and Google have engaged in monopolistic practices by removing the game from its stores. The lawsuit brings up potential antitrust implications against Google and Apple, whose app stores serve as private marketplaces for consumer software of all types. Continue reading “App Stores Face Legal Challenge from Fortnite Creator”