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dark_lotus
09-27-2002, 01:05 PM
I found this of an article on www.salon.com
"[a] 2001 French court decision against Microsoft, fining the company 3 million francs for illegally incorporating another company's code into the Softimage 3D animation package"

I was just wondering if someone could explain in a little more detail what this is about, because its not clear from the paragraph, just that it suggests that Microsoft makes SoftImage.

Thanks.

adinnin
09-27-2002, 02:56 PM
I could be wrong...but Avid own softimage....and don't microsoft have something to do with Avid ????:airguitar

p.s. what is this little fella doing

ggg
09-27-2002, 03:39 PM
this is a really really old case from when MS owned SI

Atyss
09-27-2002, 08:34 PM
Check out those linsks:

http://www.architosh.com/news/2002-06/2002a1-0628-softimage.phtml
http://www.insidecg.com/feature.php?id=86&page=1
http://newsforge.com/newsforge/02/05/07/2234251.shtml?tid=3
http://www.pcworldmalta.com/specials/MSPiracy/


If you have any other link to this thing, please share.


Salutations - Cheers
Bernard Lebel

Bradf0rd010
10-10-2002, 12:55 AM
I believe the abbreviated version is that when M$ bought the Soft 3D license from Avid, they carried on publishing it including a module from a small French firm that still owned the rights. That's where their copyright infringement came from.
It is old news, but still gives me a giggle :D

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