eWeek: Making Sense of the SCO Suits
Mar 08, 2004, 14:45 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Galli)
"The SCO Group Inc.'s latest lawsuits against two Linux users,
AutoZone, Inc., and DaimlerChrysler Corp., are very different and
bring their own set of legal challenges for the Lindon, Utah,
"Mark Radcliffe, a Linux expert and licensing attorney at the
national technology law firm Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich in
Palo Alto, Calif., says the lawsuit against AutoZone alleges
copyright infringement due to the use of Linux.
"'The problem is that Novell has disputed that the copyrights
were transferred to SCO. Without that copyright, SCO may only bring
suit under the licenses that SCO purchased from Novell under the
Asset Purchase Agreement [APA]. The ownership issue may prove a
powerful defense for AutoZone and will probably prevent the
issuance of a preliminary injunction,' he said..."