A jury has found Media 100 guilty of copyright infringement, trade-secret misappropriation and breach of contract.
McRoberts Software accused Media 100 - who develop digital media solutions - of these violations in 1995 after Media 100 broke a contract to use multimedia character-generator software developed by McRoberts Software in old versions of Media 100's dual-stream non-linear editing systems.
Media 100 must pay $2,485,000 to McRoberts Software. This is broken down into an award of $2,100,000 for alleged copyright violations, $300,000 for alleged misappropriation of trade secrets and $85,000 for alleged breach of contract. This amount does not cover legal fees estimated to be $100,000.
Media 100 plans to appeal the verdict. The case was heard at the federal court in Indianapolis.