Microsoft takes tablet maker to court

Summary:Microsoft is set to proceed with its court action against tablet manufacturer Handii after a successful injunction action in the Federal Court today.

in brief Microsoft is seeking compensation from tablet manufacturer Handii after the latter allegedly sold tablets with unlicensed versions of Windows 7 installed.

Microsoft is seeking damages for the infringement of copyright due to the distribution of unlicensed software, as well as for infringement of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010. Microsoft will also seek to recoup its legal costs.

At an interlocutory hearing in the Sydney branch of the Federal Court today, the parties agreed to case conditions including one that restricts Handii from deleting unlicensed software or destroying documents relating to the case.

Handii must also present documents relating to the purchase, sale, import and export of its products and Microsoft programs.

Topics: Legal, Microsoft, Tablets, Windows


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