More Super Network stations implicated in Microsoft / Adobe copyright dispute

Plaintiff’s counsel says more ex-employees have spoken out

In the Federal Court yesterday the counsel for the Business Software Alliance (BSA) representing global giants Microsoft and Adobe alleged that more former Super Network employees have come forward to implicate other stations than those in the Young and Dubbo markets that are already before the court.

The four stations in those markets, 2DU, ZOO FM, 2LF and ROCCY FM along with Super Network owner Bill Caralis and his wife Pam have been listed as respondents in the case that accuses them of using unlicensed software.

Court documents obtained by radioinfo allege that at least 7 unlicenced versions of Adobe Audition were being used at 2DU and over 40 unlicensed versions of Microsoft products were in use at the Dubbo stations.

The Young stations were using at least 4 unlicensed copies of Windows.

See our earlier story here. And court documents here.

The counsel for BSA told the court, “There has been information provided by former employees of the prospective respondents that similar types of copyright infringement, as alleged in these proceedings, also occurred.”

The case has been adjourned till June 12.