In the case of Concom Systems, Inc. v Novelis Corp., No. 07-4142 (6th Cir. 25 September 2009), the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit upheld the district court’s order granting summary judgment to Cincom on its claim of copyright infringement arising out of a series of mergers Novelis underwent as part of an internal corporate restructuring that resulted in a prohibited transfer of a software license.
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Transfer of software license agreement without consent of licensor in connection with a corporate merger infringes licensor’s copyright
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