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Date: April, 1989
Keywords: microsoft windows lawsuit law ruling deskjet printer
Text: CUPERTINO -- Apple Computer Inc. March 21 announced that the U.S. District Court in San Francisco has ruled that Microsoft's Windows Version 2.03 is not licensed under a Nov. 22, 1985 agreement between Apple and Microsoft. Microsoft had claimed that Windows 2.03 -- a graphical user interface for IBM compatible personal computers -- is licensed under that agreement. This ruling came in response to Apple's motion for partial summary judgment,in which Apple claimed that Windows Version 2.03 was an unauthorized, derivative work of Apple's copyrighted Macintosh audio visual works. ''We're pleased by today's ruling, as it validates Apple's ongoing contention that Windows 2.03 exceeded our 1985 agreement with Microsoft,'' said Albert A. Eisenstat, Apple's senior vice president. ''With this contract issue behind us, we look forward to resolution of the remaining issues in the case.'' Apple originally filed suit against Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard March 17, 1988 to protect its copyrighted Macintosh audio visual computer displays against copyright infringement by two products: Microsoft's Windows 2.03 and Hewlett-Packard's NewWave. Apple's audio visual displays make the Macintosh personal computer unique and distinctive, and, in computer parlance, ''user friendly.'' In May 1988, Microsoft requested that the case be bifurcated, or divided into two parts, the first part of which was to determine the scope of the 1985 agreement. The two companies entered into the 1985 agreement to resolve a dispute that had arisen at that time concerning the ownership of Macintosh audio visual works and possible copyright infringement of those works by Microsoft Windows Version 1.0. Judge William W. Schwarzer's decision did not determine the issue of copyright infringement, which will be resolved in a later phase of the litigation. A status hearing has been scheduled for April 14 to determine the schedule for resolution of the remaining issues in the case. Apple Press Release 3-21-89 --------- Upgrade released for Deskjet interface SHERMAN OAKS, Calif. -- DataPak Software Inc. has just released version 2.0 of Printer Interface III, its Macintosh printer driver for the Hewlett Packard DeskJet. Pam Smith, vice president of marketing, said, ''Since the initial release of Printer Interface III in September of 1988, we have listened to our customer requests for additional features and have answered them with this upgrade.''
The following is a list of these new additions: * Landscape (sideways) printing of both text and graphics * Full support of HyperCard * Reduce option for entire document * Improved compatibility with all Microsoft products * Support of international and legal characters from HP font cartridges * Works with ASCII cartridges (HP font cartridges ''P'' & ''Q'') * Works with all paper sizes supported by DeskJet * A revised manual with more detailed explanations to make it faster and easier to use. Printer Interface III has proved particularly popular with Macintosh owners because of its ease of use and value. To install the program, users just drag Printer Interface III to the system folder and access it through the Chooser. The DeskJet is then ready to run ''as-is'' with no additional attachments, cartridges, accessories, extra RAM or hard disk. This chooser level, all software solution, combines the DeskJet's built-in fonts and cartridge fonts, with any Macintosh fonts and 300 dot-per-inch graphics for true laser quality printing without the laser cost. The Printer Interface III upgrade is the newest release in DataPak's line of software for the Macintosh and Apple computers. Founded in 1983, the company's other end-user products include Printer Interface II (a serial printer driver construction set), Executive Office, My Office, GraphicWriter, Notes 'n' Files, and Casino Classics. This information is provided to the Developer Services group at Apple Computer by the product's developer. Apple cannot warrant any third party's product. Please consult the Apple Products Library or MENU/Software Library on AppleLink, or contact the individual company for further information. Third-Party Press Release 3-17-89
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