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28 April 2010, 17:00

Unix copyrights: SCO want a new ruling

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SCO has moved to further extend the case over who owns the Unix copyright. In 2007, Judge Dale Kimball ruled that the copyrights were owned by Novell. SCO appealed for a jury trial, which it got. A few weeks ago, that court came to the same conclusion: Novell owned the copyright of Unix.

Now, as reported on Groklaw, SCO has filed a "renewed motion" with the court, asking the judge to set aside the verdict of the jury and award the copyright to SCO, or to allow another trial. The reason SCO gives for the filing of its "renewed" motion is that the jury "simply got it wrong" when it ruled in favour of Novell because there may have been a "misapprehension of the jury instructions, confusion about the meaning of prior judicial decisions ... or other factors'.

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