Software Company Still Fighting U.S. Navy Over Millions in Piracy Damages
The software piracy battle between the U.S. Navy and German software company Bitmanagement is reaching its conclusion. After a drawn-out fight at the US Court of Federal Claims, only the scale of the damages is to be determined. After a recent trial hearing behind closed doors, the final figure could be anywhere between $115,000 and $155,400,000.
The U.S. Government regularly goes after copyright-infringing companies and individuals, both domestically and abroad.
That doesn’t mean that there are no copyright issues within its own ranks.
Six years ago the US Navy was sued for mass copyright infringement by German software vendor Bitmanagement, which requested hundreds of millions of dollars in damages.
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