For majority of votes, to 18th Civil Camera of the Tribunal of Justice of Minas Gerais (TJ-MG) it liberated a engineering company of Minas Gerais of compensating the American companies Microsoft Corporation and Autodesk Inc for using their computer programs without license. The decision, in spite of being susceptible to resource, opens precedent for companies that face an arm wrestling similar with world leader of software in the Justice.
In chief judges' Fábio Maia Viani understanding and Arnaldo Maciel the American companies didn't prove the reciprocity of protection of the necessary copyrights for the protection of foreign companies. Fábio Maia Viani said that, according to the Brazilian Law 9.609 (known as Law of the Software), the relative rights to the protection of the intellectual property of computer program and his respective commercialization are insured to the domiciled foreigners in the exterior since the country of origin of the program grants equivalent rights to the Brazilians and domiciled foreigners in Brazil.
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