Best Buy Accused Of Software Piracy

Law360, New York (April 12, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Electronics retailer Best Buy Co. Inc. has been pirating millions of dollars worth of unlicensed data-recovery software for its computer-repair subsidiary, according to a federal copyright infringement lawsuit filed this week.

In an early victory for plaintiff Winternals Software LLP, U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks filed a temporary restraining order against Best Buy, forcing the company to divulge within 20 days exactly who among its employees is using the software.

Winternals claims that Best Buy and its co-defendant, Best Buy subsidiary Geek Squad Inc., contacted Winternals...
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