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According to the Washington Post, Supreme Court justices pressed Google to explain why its use of software code to develop its Android mobile operating system didn’t amount to theft, in a closely watched case that could determine how copyright law applies to software.


  1. What is Google’s argument?
  2. Who challenged Google’s assertion and what was his argument?
  3. What are the broad ramifications for the software industry?
  4. Would this ruling affect any accounting issues related to accounting for technology companies?


Greene, J. (2020). Google, Oracle square off on landmark copyright case at the Supreme Court. The Washington Post, Oct. 7 (Retrievable online at