Thursday, February 17, 2011

Billion dollar Software Piracy!

I think the Oracle/SAP case highlights the need to be sure that you are entitled to use the software you have in the business.  It doesn't matter if you are a big software giant or a small office firm.

Software Magazine - Piracy Judgment Against SAP

The key thing here is that SAP used Oracle software to try and take customers away from Oracle.  The two companies differed in their opinion of the damages from Billions (Oracle) to $41 million (SAP).  In the end the jury decided the billions were justified.

Something to be very mindful of, when handling other people's IP.

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