Feeds

Oracle extends lawsuit against SAP

Violations aplenty, alleges database giant

High performance access to file storage

Oracle has amended its theft lawsuit against SAP to include claims of infringed copyrights and breached contracts.

In March, the database giant sued Texas-based SAP subsidiary Tomorrow Now, alleging the firm had illegally copied thousands of its customer support documents from a password-protected website.

But it has now issued an amendment to its original complaint saying SAP had "compiled an illegal library of Oracle's copyrighted software code and other materials".

The allegation centres on Oracle's Peoplesoft, Siebel, and JDE Edwards range of database products.

In a statement released on Friday, the firm said: "Oracle alleges that SAP engaged in a deliberate, systematic and illegal scheme to access, copy, use, and distribute Oracle's copyrighted software products and related materials, in violation of federal and state law.

"The suit seeks to stop SAP's unauthorised and illegal activity and prevent future violations and to recover damages related to the violations."

SAP, which has until 2 July to respond to the complaint, said it will defend itself against the charges.

Go here (PDF) to see Oracle's amended complaint. ®

High performance access to file storage

More from The Register

next story
Android engineer: We DIDN'T copy Apple OR follow Samsung's orders
Veep testifies for Samsung during Apple patent trial
Microsoft: Windows version you probably haven't upgraded to yet is ALREADY OBSOLETE
Pre-Update versions of Windows 8.1 will no longer support patches
OpenSSL Heartbleed: Bloody nose for open-source bleeding hearts
Bloke behind the cockup says not enough people are helping crucial crypto project
Half of Twitter's 'active users' are SILENT STALKERS
Nearly 50% have NEVER tweeted a word
Windows XP still has 27 per cent market share on its deathbed
Windows 7 making some gains on XP Death Day
Internet-of-stuff startup dumps NoSQL for ... SQL?
NoSQL taste great at first but lacks proper nutrients, says startup cloud whiz
Microsoft lobs pre-release Windows Phone 8.1 at devs who dare
App makers can load it before anyone else, but if they do they're stuck with it
US taxman blows Win XP deadline, must now spend millions on custom support
Gov't IT likened to 'a Model T with a lot of things on top of it'
prev story

Whitepapers

Mainstay ROI - Does application security pay?
In this whitepaper learn how you and your enterprise might benefit from better software security.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Mobile application security study
Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.