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Software Maker Hit With Largest Copyright Liability Verdict Ever ($1.3-Billion)

SAP (the world's largest maker of business application software) has been ordered to pay $1.3-billion (with a 'B') to Oracle - the largest fine ever levied for a copyright infringement case (and the 23rd largest jury verdict in history).

That's ten times larger than the biggest verdict the RIAA was ever able to produce in its own litigation. I'd look for some legal challenges to this verdict, including some potential constitutional arguments which try to expand the reasoning behind BMW v. Gore [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_of_North_America,_Inc._v._Gore ]

Read all about it here:

http://www.readwriteweb.com/enterprise/2010/11/why-did-oracle-just-win-more-t.php

And here:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-11-23/sap-must-pay-oracle-1-3-billion-over-unit-s-downloads.html


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