Samsung, Others Hit Over Open Source Software Patent

Law360, New York (December 15, 2009, 1:52 PM EST) -- An open source software rights enforcement group has accused a slew of technology vendors and manufacturers — including Samsung Electronics America Inc. and Best Buy Co. Inc. — of infringing the copyright for a program used to run electronics ranging from DVD players to wireless routers.

The complaint, filed by Software Freedom Conservancy Inc. on Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, claims that the defendants knew that the terms of the general license only allow free use of the...
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