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SAP Agrees To Pay Oracle $306 Million In Corporate Theft Case 29

angry tapir writes "SAP has agreed to pay Oracle US$306 million in connection with the corporate-theft case that Oracle filed against it and a former SAP subsidiary in 2007, according to a filing made Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The long-running legal dispute centers on illegal downloads of Oracle software and support materials by SAP subsidiary TomorrowNow, which offered lower-cost support services for Oracle software. SAP admitted liability for actions taken by TomorrowNow workers, and a jury awarded Oracle US$1.3 billion in damages in November 2010." The $1.3 billion fine was overturned shortly after, causing more months of litigation.
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SAP Agrees To Pay Oracle $306 Million In Corporate Theft Case

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  • Wrong headline (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 04, 2012 @01:50AM (#40875819)

    SAP Agrees To Pay Oracle $306 Million In Corporate Copying Case

    There fixed that for you. This is Slashdot, where everybody knows that COPYING is NOT stealing.

  • Re:Wrong headline (Score:4, Insightful)

    by pegasustonans ( 589396 ) on Saturday August 04, 2012 @03:00AM (#40875995)

    Ever been to a flea market, and you see a guy selling piles of DVDs he burned on his computer?

    In this case, that guy was a major enterprise software vendor and he was charging Fortune 500 companies millions for the privilege. Possibly the stupidest copyright infringement cases of all time. WTF were they thinking?

    But in the end, you are correct, and slashdot will still defend this.

    I won't defend an asshat for trying to build a business off copyright infringement, but I sure as hell won't equivocate copyright infringement with stealing either.

    I've had laptops stolen from me, and I've had people copy my homework without my permission. I'd never mistake these two things as similar.

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