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Oracle’s big-money case against Google gets new life

SAN FRANCISCO: An appeals court on Tuesday gave Oracle another shot at wringing billions of dollars from Google in a keenly watched legal battle over the use of freely available Java software code. A federal appellate court revived Oracle's case, ruling that the application programming interface (API) code at issue is protected by copyright law and sending the case back to the original judge to figure out how much Google owes the business software titan. A trial two years ago ended with a jury deciding that Google did…