Setback for Attachmate as it pursues the Australian Defence Department for copyright infringement of its software.
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More radio stations under the Super Radio Network family are also alleged to be guilty of using illegal versions of Microsoft and Adobe software.
Most businesses know that using pirated software can land them in hot water, but many don't realise that their employees could also open the door to expensive litigation via BYOD schemes, according to Business Software Alliance chair Clayton Noble.
Business secretary Vince Cable has revealed plans to introduce a paid-for service that will allow companies to jump to the front of the patent queue from 2013.
Apple and Google have teamed up to offer Kodak more than $500m for more than 1,000 digital imaging patents, according to online reports.
Oracle has rejected SAP's offer of $306 million to settle a copyright infringement case launched in 2007, according to SAP.
While the EU Court decision will have minimal legal impact in Australia, it will make the country look closer at its own Copyright Act and how it deals with second-hand software distribution.
NSW Ombudsman Bruce Barbour has defended secretly settling a copyright dispute over the licensing of Micro Focus' ViewNow software, stating that the agreement does not imply an admission of guilt.
In the last month alone, Google received requests to remove more than 500,000 links to copied Microsoft software from its search results
Software used internally should still be protected even if there's less risk, and companies should know limitations of copyright law and create holistic regime to safeguard intellectual property, say observers.
About 63 percent of computer users in Asia-Pacific admit they acquired pirated software in 2011, driving PC software theft in region to record high of US$21 billion, BSA study reveals.
Nine Chinese writers take Cupertino to court for copyright infringement on 37 works currently available on App Store, demanding US$1.9 million in compensation.
Permitting illegal downloads for personal use won't help businesses or curb rampant piracy and any multi-pronged solution should target problem, not symptoms, observers say.
Marty Goetz — the man granted the first software patent in 1965 — wades back into the intellectual-property debate with more views on why software should be patentable
Open source licenses cater to different software needs so companies need to understand purpose of software and monetization plans, among other considerations, to determine which license to use, insiders note.
Russian security company Kaspersky is to quit the Business Software Alliance over the group's support of a contentious US anti-piracy bill.Kaspersky will leave the pro-copyright group on January 1 2012, due to Business Software Alliance (BSA) involvement in the US Stop Online Piracy Act (Sopa), the company said in a statement on Monday.
Industry group claims Chinese Web giant provided unauthorized downloads of games, but Baidu says it only links to games on third-party platforms, notes report.
The SME Innovation Group, which represents small technology development businesses in the UK, has attacked Ian Hargreaves's IP review for arguing against software patents
An ongoing row between Attachmate and the Department of Defence was brought before the Copyright Tribunal yesterday, with the software company alleging that the department has breached licence agreements.
I'm sorry, I just can't resist. Just over half an hour after the Hargreaves review into the UK's outdated copyright regime was published, I received not one, but two comments from the Business Software Alliance.
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