Software association files 5 copyright suits

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The Software Publishers Association has filed five civil lawsuits for copyright infringement on the Internet. The SPA filed suits against Community ConneXion, Oakland, Calif.; GeoCities, Beverly Hills, Calif.; and Tripod, Williamstown, Mass. The SPA members named as plaintiffs in all three suits were Adobe Systems, Claris Corp. and Traveling Software.

SPA also filed copyright infringement suits against Jeffrey Workman of Auburn, W.V., and Patricia Kropff of Scottsdale, Pa., on behalf of Adobe Systems, Claris Corp., Corel Corp., Datastorm Technologies and Novell. Both suits charge copyright infringement for posting certain material on Web sites.

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