Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 13th Aug 2007 16:17 UTC, submitted by dylansmrjones
SCO, Caldera, Unixware SCO has published a statement after the court ruling in their case against Novell: "The company is obviously disappointed with the ruling issued last Friday. However, the court clearly determined that SCO owns the copyrights to the technology developed or derived by SCO after Novell transferred the assets to SCO in 1995." And at the end: "Although the district judge ruled in Novell's favor on important issues, the case has not yet been fully vetted by the legal system and we will continue to explore our options with respect to how we move forward from here."
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RE[3]: Beat.
by Almafeta on Mon 13th Aug 2007 17:10 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Beat."
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For example Europe does not recognise software patents.

However, they are obligated by international law to respect patents from other countries.

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RE[4]: Beat.
by Windows Sucks on Mon 13th Aug 2007 17:29 in reply to "RE[3]: Beat."
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Only if the country is a party to that law. I don't know about countries in Eroupe but as we know China and Russia are not a party to most of those laws. We can try to hold them to those laws as a condition of being in the WTO or something.

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RE[5]: Beat.
by drynwhyl on Mon 13th Aug 2007 18:31 in reply to "RE[3]: Beat."
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>However, they are obligated by international law to
>respect patents from other countries.

Not if those are software patents.

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RE[4]: Beat.
by dylansmrjones on Wed 15th Aug 2007 12:40 in reply to "RE[3]: Beat."
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Only to the extend that these patents are valid. Software cannot be patented in most european countries and as such software patents from USA are invalid.

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