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CA Technologies has won a protracted legal battle against Sydney based software company Independent Systems Integrators ( ISI).

In late 2010, CA claimed that ISI had infringed the source code in two of its computer programs and had also breached confidence in documents relating to the computer programs.

The Federal Court of Australia’s Justice Bennett found in favour of CA in relation to both copyright infringement and breach of confidence.

In making her decision, Bennett dealt with issues about copyright protection for computer programs such as whether copyright can subsist in a macro. Details of the decision are pending release.

CA instigated the law suit over a program that it claimed could allow companies to migrate away from CA database platforms onto IBM DB2. The tool was created by developer ISI and Macquarie Bank staff to help Macquarie Bank in database migration during 1996 and 1998.

In its legal case CA alleged that the developer ISI Software infringed copyright when creating the 2BDB2 tool to assist Macquarie Bank's transition off CA's Datacom database.

CA claimed the ISI's software has replicated parts of confidential source and object codes without permission and lost CA revenue via license fees. ®

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