LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Applied Business Software Inc., a market leader and global provider of software systems for the real estate industry, has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California that alleges copyright infringement, breach of contract and seeks specific performance of the termination provisions of a license.
The lawsuit (Case# 7/16/2007 2:07-cv-04584 JFW (Western Division – Los Angeles)), filed July 16, 2007, names ALLIED MORTGAGE & FINANCIAL CORPORATION a Florida corporation (“AMFC”) as the defendant. In the lawsuit, ABS claims AMFC violated a licensing agreement between ABS and AMFC. According to the lawsuit, multiple unauthorized copies of The Mortgage Office(TM) software had been installed or used on unlicensed computers.
Applied Business Software, founded in 1978 and creator of The Mortgage Office(TM), is a market leader and global provider of software systems and solutions to the mortgage lending industry. The Mortgage Office(TM) is a complete suite of copyright protected software products designed from the ground up to specifically address the needs of those who service loans and mortgage pools. ABS uses licensing agreements to provide clients with products such as The Mortgage Office(TM). The licensing agreements set fees based on the number of computers licensed to use the software within a certain location. ABS is based in Long Beach, California.
For additional information about ABS’s products and services, visit http://www.themortgageoffice.com or call (800) 833-3343.
Jerry Delgado, president of ABS, stated, “We’re proud of our reputation for excellence, both in our products and in our people, and because The Mortgage Office(TM) suite of products is an invaluable tool within a very competitive market, we need to make sure that all licensees are operating fairly and that the use of our software is restricted to authorized computers.”
Software piracy is against the law. It can result in statutory damages of up to $30,000 per instance of unintentional and unauthorized use of each of the copyrighted programs, and up to $150,000 per instance of intentional and unauthorized use of each copyrighted program.
[tags]Applied Business Software Inc, The Mortgage Office software, systems for the real estate industry[/tags]