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Autodesk Sues German Software Maker Over Copyrights

Law360 (October 17, 2003, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Autodesk, the maker of AutoCAD and other software for architects and designers, filed a lawsuit against German software developer LT-Extender, alleging copyright infringement, Autodesk said in a statement released Friday.

Autodesk claims LT-Extender is "unlawfully manipulating Autodesk's AutoCAD LT software and inciting the unauthorized copying of AutoCAD files to offer extended functionality that is unsupported by Autodesk," the company said.

AutoCAD LT, unlike the full version of the program, was not intended as an application development platform, but as a pure 2D alternative to the full...
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