U.S. Army arranges for $ 50 million in piracy case




U.S. Army arranges for $ 50 million in piracy case

The U.S. military has software Apptricity a settlement worth $ 50 million. The military would have used for years. Pirated versions of the logistics software Apptricity

US Army Apptricity signed in 2004 a contract with the U.S. Army. The Pentagon wanted to use the logistics software in planning troop movements and managing inventories. The U.S. Army was given the right to use the software on five servers and 150 standalone desktop systems to install, writes TorrentFreak.

In 2009 the software came out that had run. U.S. military the software on more than 9,000 systems and 93 servers With the licensing of $ 1.35 million per server and $ 5,000 per client Apptricity amounted to a loss of $ 224 million. The software company decided to start at the Pentagon because it would have made on software piracy. Guilty lawsuit

After long negotiations, Apptricity eventually reached a settlement with the U.S. government. The company will receive a compensation of $ 50 million. Apptricity admits that it is much lower than the calculated license fees payable by them, but the company also indicated that it would continue to do business with the Pentagon.

The issue surrounding the illegal use of American software by the U.S. Army brings the Obama embarrassed. The government has announced several times that the software piracy would be tough and also puts at the conclusion of treaties with other countries frequently the emphasis on this issue


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