Trump Admin Backs Oracle In Court Battle On Day Oracle’s Founder Holds High-Ticket Trump Fundraiser

Axios reports:

The Trump administration is siding with Oracle in the database giant’s dispute with Google before the Supreme Court — a move that comes as Oracle’s founder hosts a high-dollar fundraiser for the president.

Billions of dollars — and, Google argues, the future of software innovation — are at stake as a long-running copyright dispute between the two giant companies heads to the Supreme Court next month.

The solicitor general’s office weighed in Wednesday with a brief in support of the company. The administration found Google’s policy arguments are “unpersuasive” and argued software code is copyrightable. Google’s “verbatim copying of (Oracle’s) original computer code into a competing commercial product was not fair use.”

The fundraiser was last night.