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Submission + - Judge Overturns 2007 Unix Copyright Decision ( 2

snydeq writes: "A federal appeals court has overturned a 2007 decision that Novell owns the Unix code, clearing the way for SCO to pursue a $1 billion copyright infringement case against IBM. In a 54-page decision, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals said it was reversing the 2007 summary judgment decision by Judge Dale Kimball of the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, which found that Novell was the owner of Unix and UnixWare copyrights. SCO CEO Darl McBride called the decision a "huge validation for SCO.""
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Judge Overturns 2007 Unix Copyright Decision

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  • According to groklaw it appears this was simply the appeals court ruling it was inappropriate to issue summary judgement on the copyright issue. The royalty payments from SCO to Novell stands. The Unix issue will go to trial unless it's reinstated in the next appeal. This just means it will be dragged out a little (years) longer.

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