Dear Supreme Court: Google Is the Biggest Thief This Side of Communist China

 

Google has become a nearly $1 trillion monster company – almost entirely by collecting our digital data…and selling advertisers access to it.

Google Sells the Future, Powered by Your Personal Data

Four Ways Google Is Destroying Privacy and Collecting Your Data

And quite often, Google collects your data – illegally.  And as you’ll see – Google getting caught…never stops Google.

Google Is Fined Under Europe’s Data Privacy Law (January 2019)

Did Google stop?  Heavens no.

EU to Investigate Google Over Data Collection Practices (December 2019)

Are your children safe?  Heavens no.

Google’s YouTube Fined for Violating Children’s Privacy (September 2019)

Did Google stop?  Heavens no.

New Mexico Sues Google Over Collection of Children’s Data (February 2020)

And then….

Google Fined for Street View Data Collection (2013)

Did Google stop?  Heavens no.

Google Agrees to Pay in Street View Privacy Case (2019)

And on, and on, and….

How Google Is Stealing Your Personal Health Data

Google Sued Over Privacy on Behalf of Five Million iPhone Users

Google Sued Over Android Data Location Collection

Google Sued Over Tracking User Location Amid Privacy Concerns

Germany Fines Google Over Data Collection

France: Google Fined Over Data Collection Policies and User Consent

Google Faces Lawsuit in the UK Over Safari Data Collection

And on, and on, and….

It is eminently safe to say – Google has no compunction about stealing your data.

Does anyone think a thief of this massive size – limits their thievery to but one sector of our global economy?  Is Google just and only stealing data?  Heavens no.

The Evidence Google’s Systematic Theft is Anti-Competitive

And Google LOVES to steal Intellectual Property (IP) – the patents, trademarks and copyrights of others.

Google Sued for Patent Infringement Over Chrome Courgette

Google likes repeat theft performances here too.

Jury Hits Google with Verdict in Patent Infringement Case Targeting Chrome Web Browsers

Sonos Sues Google for Stealing Its Wireless Speaker Technology

Google Caught Red-Handed Stealing Intellectual Property

Google Accused of ‘Brazen’ Patent Infringement in Online Advertising

Google to Pay to Settle Yahoo! Patent Suit

Google Ordered to Pay for Stealing Patented Tech

Google Sued for Infringing Patents

Google Adwords Trademark Infringement: Everything You Need to Know

Google Retracts After Caught Stealing Ideas

That’s just some of Google’s very many patent and trademark heists.  Does Google steal copyrighted stuff?  Is Bernie Sanders a Communist?

Google and Youtube Lose Copyright Infringement Battle

Google Sued for Copyright Infringement by Photographers and Visual Artists

Google Sued for Copyright Infringement Over Jimi Hendrix Photo

Google Video Sued For Copyright Infringement

Which brings us to Google’s biggest copyright heist of all.

Supreme Court Agrees to Decide Google v. Oracle:

“The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has agreed to decide whether Google should have to pay Oracle billions of dollars for infringing on its copyright of 37 Java APIs Google used in its Android operating system….”

Oracle originally sued Google in 2010.  These court cases take a lot of freaking time.

Oracle and Google have each along the way received court victories – which the other then appealed up the judicial food chain.  All the way to the Supreme Court’s November decision to take the case.

Given Google’s lifelong history of mass theft – anyone with an IQ above nine on a warm day would instantaneously and emphatically believe Oracle.

That being said: Does the evidence say Google stole Oracle’s copyrighted Java APIs?  Is this Pope a Communist?:

“‘Using Java APIs, developers can create new projects faster because they do not have to develop entirely new code. They can instead use Java APIs in a sort of cut-and-paste fashion, saving them time on grunt work and enabling them to focus more on innovation.’

“Java is ‘free and open’ – which means any and everyone can use it.

“With two conditions:

“You either make free and open – i.e. public – what you developed atop the Java base.

“Or

“You get a license from Oracle to use their Java.

“And here’s a surprise:

“Often, Oracle charges literally nothing for the license.

“All you have to do – is keep the Java software you use compatible. You cannot do anything to it – that might make it no longer play well with Java.

“Google – shocker – did none of the above. They took Oracle’s Java, remade it in their image – and then began playing hide and seek with the courts.”

Why is Google’s heist valued in the billions of dollars?  Because Google stole Oracle’s Java – to build its Android smartphone operating system:

“Ten years ago, Google realized that they needed a product to compete in the mobile operating space. The space was dominated by their competitors – Apple, Microsoft – and consumer demand for smartphone technology was intensifying.

“To get a jump start on that, (Google)…copy/pasted code from Oracle, the database company – code they knew was copyrighted.

“In fact, at the time Google was in negotiations with Oracle to license the code in order to jump-start development of Android. They decided to walk away from those negotiations and opted for theft in the hopes they would muscle their way out of it in future litigation.”

And how’s Google’s Android doing?

Android Now the World’s Most Popular Operating System

Android’s operating system – is on more than 40% of all global mobile devices.

And Android’s operating system – is built upon cornerstone code stolen from Oracle.

The Java API facts are indisputable.

So too is Google’s eternal history of stealing everything they can.

The Supreme Court’s decision – should be an exceedingly easy one.