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SCO Group Gets Key Ruling in Appeals Court

Sep 03, 2009, 23:04 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Todd R. Weiss)

"Back then, a U.S. District Court in Utah ruled that Novell actually owned the rights to UNIX code, damaging one of SCO's major legal arguments. Now that ruling has been overturned, again throwing the issue up into the air. The other three previous rulings involved related legal issues including the scope of Novell's rights in the case.

"SCO has insisted throughout its legal fight that it owns the rights to UNIX as it took on a host of other companies in court, challenging their use or alleged ownership of the computer operating system's copyrights.

"Then, almost a year after those August 2007 rulings were issued, another court ruling hit the fan for SCO – in July 2008 the company was ordered to pay $2.55 million to Novell for collecting UNIX licensing revenues without having proper Unix ownership, according to a story in Computerworld."

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