Tuesday 16 November 2010

NOTE: World Programming vs SAS - Both Sides Claim Victory!

The court case between SAS and World Programming Ltd (WPL) recently ended with both sides claiming victory. No surprise there then! Outside the court, it became a battle of the press releases...

WPL's press release told of David slaying Goliath as a 30 year monopoly was ended and the High Court saying that WPS is a lawful clone of the SAS system.

Meanwhile, SAS's press release spoke of an infringement of SAS’s copyright, WPL acting outside the scope of its license agreement, and the High Court refering the case to the European Court of Justice (ECJ).

Phil Rack (US distributor of WPS) offered his own opinions in his blog.

Perhaps the most independent view was offered by UK-based IT and e-commerce law firm Pinsent-Masons in their OUT-LAW news article.

I'll leave you to draw your own opinions.