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Canadian Software Maker Sues IBM For Copyright Infringement

Law360 (June 9, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Canadian software maker Zero-Knowledge Systems has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against IBM, accusing Big Blue of using its code and software specifications for its Enterprise Privacy Authorization Language.

The lawsuit, filed by Zero-Knowledge subsidiary Synomos in Quebec Superior Court in Montreal, accuses IBM of copyright violation and of violation of the Quebec Civil Code in connection with work the two companies conducted to develop a standard for privacy software.

The company is seeking an injunction to stop IBM from continuing to distribute and license EPAL,...
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