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Oz bank sues Infosys for copyright breach

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : May 25, 2019, 2:09 am IST
Updated : May 25, 2019, 2:09 am IST

The case is related to alleged copyright infringement, breaching of contract terms and misuse of confidential information.

In 2015, Infosys was selected by Qudos as the technology supplier in its digital transformation project, with the two entering into a Master Banking Services Agreement.
 In 2015, Infosys was selected by Qudos as the technology supplier in its digital transformation project, with the two entering into a Master Banking Services Agreement.

Mumbai: An Australian court has asked Infosys Ltd to provide more documentation on source code it created for financial services customer Qudos Bank.

The case is related to alleged copyright infringement, breaching of contract terms and misuse of confidential information.

The case before the Federal Court of Australia alleges Infosys may have acted in breach of confidence and infringed copyright after producing similar software for Australian Military Bank (AMB).

The Indian IT major initially produced documents in relation to consent orders that were delivered on December 20, but Qudos is seeking court orders to obtain more documentation from the Infosys relating to source code of the Qudos UAT site hosted by Infosys and a copy of the online and banking platform developed for Qudos.

It also seeks further documentation on the source code of the user experience and user interface (UX/UI) of the mobile and online banking solution that Infosys developed for AMB.

“Infosys adheres to well-established processes in delivering services and has successfully designed and deployed many business-critical banking solutions globally including Austra-lia," a spokesperson for Infosys told a news agency.

"The company denies any allegations of wrongdoing and will vigorously defend itself in any litigation.

"The company will not disclose any information pertaining to the Qudos contract in adherence to our confidentiality."

In 2015, Infosys was selected by Qudos as the technology supplier in its digital transformation project, with the two entering into a Master Banking Services Agreement.

The project involved an integrated banking platform, including core banking, customer relationship management, and online and mobile banking. A third party contractor, HealthWallace, was also brought into the project to design the UX/UI, providing UX prototypes, visual design assets for interfaces, and front end software code (Qudos UX code).

Infosys put the Qudos UX code into its framework in order to help create the back end and to ensure that it was interactive with the front end, stitching the HTML pages of the UX/UI developed by HealthWall-ace to create user flow.

Two years later in 2017, Qudos became aware of Infosys’ engagement with AMB to assist in creating its core, online and mobile banking platform.

It was then that Qudos staff noted similarities between Qudos and AMB’s UX/UI platforms. The AMB solution was launch-ed in February 2018, with HealthWallace picking out many common designs, court orders said. It was also brought to their notice that the Infosys employee working on the AMB solution, was the same engaged in Qudos’ project, while they were stationed at Qudos’ office.

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