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| U.S. Court Rejects Sony Requests in Connectix Suit
March 17, 1999 (TOKYO) -- The San Francisco Federal District Court rejected
all three requests from Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. in a dispute
in which the Sony affiliate had filed suit against Connectix Corp.
|Connectix is a U.S. software developer of emulation software called Connectix
Virtual Game Station (CVGS), which enables PlayStation games to run
on Apple Computer Inc.'s Macintosh machines.
The company also plans to release a Windows version of CVGS. One of the
three requests from the Sony unit involved development of the new Windows-based
Sony called on the court to require Connectix (1) to cease use of all
copies of the Sony PlayStation basic input/output system (BIOS) possessed
by Connectix, (2) to deliver all copies of this BIOS to Sony counsel
and (3) to deliver all Windows CVGS prototypes as their development
involved use of the BIOS.
The court rejected all of the requests on March 11. However, the court
ordered the U.S. software developer to refrain from using the BIOS in
developing the Windows version for 20 days until another hearing could
"Connectix believes that it is in a stage of development where progress
will not be affected by this move," said Connectix president Roy McDonald.
Connectix announced that it will ship CVGS Version 1.2 designed for Macintosh
machines. The updated version will feature improved games compatibility
and support for the DexDrive saved-game format.
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Game Station Will Profit Sony: Connectix CEO
(BizTech News Dept.)
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