A Texas business is seeking a declaratory judgment after being accused of copyright infringement. 


Tyler Technologies Inc. filed a lawsuit March 14 in the Sherman Division of the United States Court for the Eastern District of Texas against VBConversions LLC, seeking a declaratory judgment of non-infringement and non-violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

According to the complaint, VBC accused Tyler Technologies of using VBC software without proper licensing. After receiving a demand letter from VBC on Feb. 6, Tyler Technologies claims it searched approximately 3,000 computers and 1,200 servers and did not find the defendant's software, the suit states.

In its lawsuit, Tyler Technologies is seeking a judgment declaring:

• That it has not infringed any copyright of VBC relating to the software;

• That Tyler Technologies is not liable for copyright infringement relating to the software;

• That Tyler Technologies has not circumvented any technological measure that controls access to VBC's copyrighted work relating to the Software;

• That Tyler Technologies has not violated the Digital Millennium Copyright Act; and

• That it is not liable for any violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

The plaintiff is being represented in the case by John F. Sullivan, Craig W. Budner and Jennifer Klein Ayers from the Dallas offices of K&L Gates LLP.

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas Case No. 4:14-cv-00150-RAS

 

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.

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