SAP to pay Oracle $1,3 billion for copyright infringement

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SAP to pay Oracle $1,3 billion for copyright infringement

Software vendor SAP ordered to pay its rival, the concern Oracle, 1,3 billion dollars. As reported Associated Press, the District Court for Northern California.

Thus SAP punished for the theft of Oracle technical documentation and software in order to lure customers from a competitor.

SAP representatives acknowledged that the company managed to get 358 customers of Oracle by theft of data. However, the defendants argued that plaintiff should recover only the money earned from 358 customers – a total of about $ 40 million.

The court, however, took the side of Oracle, who insisted that the cost of stolen intellectual property is huge, and copyright infringement – a serious crime, the punishment for which should be appropriate.

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