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Love, Larry: Here Is the Oracle Statement and Final Complaint Versus Google

For those who love to get legal, here is Oracle’s complaint against Google, as well as the full statement, in its fight over intellectual property.

This afternoon, the database software giant said it was suing Google (GOOG), alleging patent and copyright infringement of Java-related intellectual property in the development of Android mobile operating system software.

Java is a software programming language and platform created by Sun Microsystems, which Oracle (ORCL) bought this year.

A Google PR person said the Silicon Valley search giant hadn’t been served, so it declined comment on the complaint until it had a chance to review it.

The complaint was filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

Enjoy (if you’re not Google. that is!):

FINAL Complaint

Google Complaint

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work