Russian software developer filed 44-mln suit against Amazon and Veeam for copyright infringement

Software developer from Saint-Petersburg has filed a suit against Amazon and Veeam Software. The claimant seeks almost 44 mln Roubles for damages. Formerly claimant worked in Veeam’s Russian entity – “Intervim”. According to claim the claimant developed software “eLearning Metadata Manager” targeted to developers of content for online courses. In 2016 he quit and proposed his employer to conclude non-exclusive license agreement in order to allow employer to use developed software.

According to claimant, the employer accepted his offer, but he has not mentioned whether the license agreement has been concluded. But in 2017 the information on copyright disappeared from source code. Now this program is available at the domain administered by Veeam Software AG. And Amazon provides hosting services to Veeam Software AG. Claimant seeks 44 mln Roubles for deletion of information on his copyright and for infringement of his copyright. He also requires to prohibit any exploitation of his program and to delete all its copies.