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January 14, 1987

SIX COMPANIES BRING SUIT AGAINST SOFTSAVE INFORMATION SERVICES

By CBR Staff Writer

Lotus Development Corp, Ashton-Tate Inc, Microsoft Corp, Lifetree Associates Inc, Activision, and Infocom Inc have filed suit in the Supreme Court of British Columbia against Softsave Information Services Inc of Vancouver, alleging illegal reproduction of their software products; Softsave, a software rental firm, has been charged with making unauthorised software copies that were then offered to customers on a 21-day trial – the club members paid approximately $10 to test out the illegal copies: they then had to destroy the disks or pay a larger fee to keep them; the plaintiffs claim that Softsave offered hundreds of titles, both for IBM and Apple machines, to its members.

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