Jury duty! The worst. Civic duty? Oh please. And since we can't avoid serving, it better be good. One unnamed juror from the high-profile Oracle v. Google case was described by Jury Foreman Greg Thompson, 52, as dissatisfied with Oracle uber-lawyer David Boies's attempts to prove Google had infringed on both its patents and its copyrights in building the Android mobile OS.
Collectively, they were unmoved by the nuanced interpretations of "fair use" and "transformative works" and underwhelmed by the case presentations in general, Foreman Thompson told Wired:
Thompson said that in the end, the jury did not feel that Oracle's arguments were convincing. That's when he quoted another juror as saying he was "waiting for the steak and only got the parsley."
On the copyright charges, the jury came down 9-3, in favour of fair use. Which, if you know anything about IP law is actually very interesting, given the high profile of the case. Not that anyone cared or cares, though, because we're all just so very boooored of your "civil procedure." Next. [Wired]
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