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NSW Ombudsman defends piracy settlement

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.

June 17, 2012

In-house software deserves protection

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.

May 25, 2012 by

Kaspersky leaves BSA over US piracy bill

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.

December 5, 2011 by

Defence dragged to court over licences

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.

May 19, 2011 by

Hargreaves response: a load of BSA

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 Just over half an hour after the Hargreaves review into the UK's outdated copyright regime was published, I received not one, but two comments from the Business Software Alliance.

May 18, 2011 by

BSA dismisses AFACT loss, calls for code

The Business Software Alliance (BSA) has dismissed the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft's (AFACT) failed Federal Court appeal against internet provider iiNet, saying it will not affect its counter-piracy operations.

February 24, 2011 by

SAP asks court to gag Oracle's lawyers

The German software maker wants to prevent Oracle's lawyers from talking to journalists about the TomorrowNow copyright case, on the grounds that it could influence jurors' opinions

October 25, 2010 by

AFP executes raids in copyright blitz

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) yesterday embarked on a major crackdown of counterfeit goods, including pirated software, computers, CDs and DVDs, in a move hailed as a victory in the war against copyright infringement by software companies such as Microsoft and representatives of the music, film and TV industries.

September 14, 2010 by

Swiss fileshare software broke DP law, says court

Software which identified unauthorised music uploaders broke data protection law, a Swiss court has found.Logistep's File Sharing Monitor software represented too much of an intrusion into the privacy of affected people, when balanced against the interests of copyright holders, the court found.

September 13, 2010 by

Copyright doesn't cover programming languages, court rules

A High Court judge has ruled that copyright law does not prevent the copying of programming languages, interfaces or program functions, but has asked the European Court of Justice to back him up on the matter.On Friday, the Hon Mr Justice Arnold made his rulings in the case of the SAS Institute versus World Programming Limited (WPL), a small company that had created an emulator of the SAS System prompting a suit from the analytical software giant.

July 28, 2010 by

Skype Founders Sue eBay and Investors

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Joltid , the P2P video company owned by Skype's founders, Janus Friis and Niklas Zennstrom, filed a copyright suit against Skype. Joltid owns a peer-to-peer technology that is used in Skype's software.

September 16, 2009 by

Mozilla, Skype join EFF in supporting jailbreakers

Software titans Mozilla and Skype have thrown their support behind the EFF and the iPhone jailbreaking community. A new filling with the US Copyright Office seeks an exemption to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DCMA) related to iPhone jailbreaking.

February 18, 2009 by

Remedying the trade imbalance with China

Microsoft's attempts to shame Chinese users of illegal copies of Windows by turning their backgrounds black every hour is reflective of a wider problem of copyright enforcement in China. As Henry Paulson, Secretary of the US Treasury, notes in a recent "Foreign Affairs" article, it contributes to America's trade deficit with China and limits business opportunities, both for American companies and Chinese citizens hoping to create their own software companies.

November 13, 2008 by

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