Arik Hesseldahl

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Filing Says Oracle’s Java Suit Against Google Could Be Worth Billions

A new court filing says that software giant Oracle is seeking damages “in the billions of dollars” from Google over its use of Java in the Android smartphone operating system, Reuters reports. Oracle sued Google last year, claiming Android mobile operating technology infringes Oracle’s Java patents. Oracle became Java’s owner after its acquisition of Sun Microsystems in 2010.


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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