Ask Dr. Copyright – Oracle Prevails over Google

 Dear Doc: I’ve always heard that Yogi Berra said, “It ain’t over ’till it’s over.”  I’ve also heard (not to engage in body-image shaming) that, “It’s not over ’till the fat lady sings.” Now I hear that the copyright case between Oracle and Google, which I read was over (Oracle lost) is not over at all, and Google may have to pay Oracle EIGHT BILLION DOLLARS!!!  What gives? Signed,Larry (I need another MIG/Yacht/House) Ellissoon Dear Larry: In litigation, we say that the case is over when all appeals (but not the attorneys) are exhausted. That day is one most litigants pray for, because it means that they have either won or lost, but that they get to stop paying attorney bills and they can sleep at night, not worrying about the case. The case of Oracle v. Google has not reached that day by any means. Here’s what’s been happening… Oracle America, Inc. (“Oracle”)…

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