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EU Ordered To Pay Systran €12M In Copyright Suit

Law360 (December 16, 2010, 3:43 PM EST) -- The EU General Court on Thursday ordered the European Commission to pay Systran SA €12 million ($15.85 million) in damages for infringing the French language translation company's copyright for the Unix version of its machine translation software.

The court affirmed Systran's ownership of its software and declared that the commission had infringed the company's copyrights and know-how. It then ordered the commission to cough up €12,001,000 in liquidated damages.

The dispute between Systran and the commission stems from an Oct. 4, 2003, call for tenders in...
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