Ex-workers implicate more radio stations in software piracy case

supernetwork_276Microsoft and Adobe’s software piracy case against several radio stations within the Super Radio Network group may widen, as ex-employees emerge to point fingers at more alleged copyright infringements.

Super Radio Network is the umbrella corporation for a number of Australian regional radio stations in both the AM and FM band across northern New South Wales into southern Queensland owned by the eccentric Bill Caralis.

Currently, only four stations have been listed as respondents to the case, with the IT giants claiming they knowingly and illegally used Microsoft and Adobe software.

But at the Federal Court in Sydney, the counsel for Microsoft and Adobe have highlighted that former employees of other radio stations in the Super Radio Network have indicated that the alleged copyright infringement of Microsoft and Adobe software extended beyond the stations that are already involved in the court case.

 Adobe and Microsoft’s legal representative had filed for two separate discovery requests: one for the listed defendants, and another for the radio stations that are also suspected of committing copyright infringement.

The next hearing is set for June 12.