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The United States Navy was accused of copyright infringement in the amount of $600 million

The United States Navy was accused of copyright infringement in the amount of $600 million

by sigismund » 2016-07-24 14:55:24


U.S. Navy illegally reset AT the BS Contact Geo on the minimum 558,466 computers.


The German company Bitmanagement Software GmbH, specializing in the production of software, accused the naval forces of the USA in the illegal use of its products for the sum about $600 million.

The company filed a lawsuit in U.S. Federal court, according to which the U.S. Navy used the illegal copies of 3D-platform BS Contact Geo, designed to render digital content geographic services. The amount of compensation specified in the claim, is "at least $596,308,103".

According to the lawsuit, cooperation Bitmanagement and the United States Navy began in 2011. Then, the company has provided the Department copies of its 38 FOR informational purposes. After the end of the trial period, the parties began negotiating the acquisition of additional licenses, but in the process the company learned that the U.S. Navy illegally reset AT the BS Contact Geo on the minimum 558,466 computers.

In addition, the Agency presumably deactivated firmware Flexwrap that is designed to track the use and copying BS Contact Geo on military computers. In this regard, Bitmanagement has been unable to determine the extent of the illegal exploitation of the app or prevent it from copying.

As pointed out by the lawyers of the company, by its actions, the U.S. Navy inflicted serious damage to the business and rights of Bitmanagement. The final amount of compensation in the amount of almost $600 million consists of the price of each unpaid license on the solution of the BS Contact Geo ($1067,76).
The armed forces of the United States is already accused of the illegal use of the software. In 2013, the company Apptricity demanded compensation for illegal use of their solutions. Initially, the amount of compensation was $225 million, but in the end the parties agreed to $50 million.
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