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The Oracle lawsuit is about the APIs, not Java nor the JVM per se. Android doesn't run java, but the original Dalvik VM offered an API that very closely matched the Java one, even if the target object code was for a totally different platform.
The core fact that Oracle affirms is that an API is copyrightable, and that the copyright holder can block a use of it.