SCO Can't Cash In On Novell's Unix Rights: 10th Circ.

Law360, New York (August 30, 2011, 8:44 PM EDT) -- The Tenth Circuit on Tuesday upheld a jury's finding that Novell Inc. never transferred copyrights covering the Unix operating system to the SCO Group Inc., killing SCO's attempt to profit by suing users of a related OS.

A three-judge panel said “ample evidence in the record supported the jury's verdict” that Novell kept the rights to Unix when it sold part of the Unix division to SCO in 1995.

SCO had tried to cash in Unix, whose popularity has waned, by threatening users of the Unix-like...
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