Microsoft accused of copyright infringement, to rename its cloud service

A UK court has brought Microsoft, the largest operating system maker, to book with accusation that the company has infringed on a trademark owned by the British Sky Broadcasting Corporation to name its cloud storage service. Skydrive, the company’s flagship cloud service was launched 5 years ago by Microsoft to cater to cloud solutions and allow users to upload and share files.

microsoft-accused-of-copyright-infringement-to-rename-its-cloud-serviceAlthough the changes will not be reflected overnight, according to the report, Sky Broadcasting Group or BSkyB has agreed upon allowing Microsoft to continue with the same for a period until a new name is fixed soon. Although the period has been mentioned as “reasonable”, the exact time allotment is unknown. Although, the agreement also contains financial and a few other terms, the details has been kept as confidential. Soon after the rule, Microsoft stated that “We’re glad to have resolution of this naming dispute, and will continue to deliver the great service our hundreds of millions of customers expect, providing the best way to always have your files with you.”

Microsoft has been using the name for quite a while in its product line ups including the latest operating system from its stable, Windows 8 and it will be quite interesting to see how the company undertakes steps to recuperate itself from such infringement issues in days to come.

 

Source: iGyaan