Nike sued for allegedly making illegal copies of software.
Quest Software, an Orange County, California-based software company specializing in database management, has filed a lawsuit against Nike for breach of license agreements and copyright infringement.
The suit alleges that the company sold Nike software and The Swoosh agreed to a software licensing agreement (SLA). The contract limited which licenses and versions of the software the Swoosh was able to access. However, Nike is accused of making illegal copies of that software, and then downloading and using illegally cracked keys. Quest reportedly discovered Nike had used its products "far in excess" of what was outlined in the SLA.
According to TNW, "Nike breached and continues to breach the SLA by failing to pay Quest the required license fees for Nike’s full deployment of Quest Software Products, which far exceeds the scope of the rights granted to Nike under the SLA."
"Despite further communications between the parties, Nike has refused to purchase the additional licenses necessary to bring its deployments of the Quest Software Products into compliance with the parties’ SLA," reads the filing, according to Sole Collector.
In addition to claims of breach of the SLA and copyright infringement, Quest says Nike also violated the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.