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March 4, 1987

PHOENIX WINS INJUNCTION AGAINST ULTIMATE BUSINESS SYSTEMS

By CBR Staff Writer

Phoenix Technologies Ltd, Norwood, Massachusetts, has won an injunction against Ultimate Business Systems of Toronto, which it accused of unauthorised manufacture and resale of Phoenix’s IBM Personal-compatible ROM BIOS; Ultimate also agreed to return all unauthorised copies of the program to Phoenix, and will pay undisclosed legal fees and punitive damages: Phoenix goes to enormous lengths to avoid infringing IBM copyright, down to quarantining programmers who’ve seen the IBM original BIOS from those who have not, and giving all sensitive work to the latter: it says that the case is the the beginning of its campaign against software piracy, and that it is quietly building cases against several firms in the US, Europe, Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong.

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