ECJ Judgment Validates WPS

SAS language is free from copyright protection

LONDON, UK – 02 May 2012 – The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) today handed down a judgment that validates the World Programming System (WPS) developed by World Programming Limited (WPL), as a legitimate and lawful product for processing the SAS language.

The ECJ judgment confirms the initial UK High Court judgment on 23 July 2010 by Mr Justice Arnold. In his conclusions, Mr Justice Arnold rejected SAS Institute claims against World Programming stating that the WPS product does not infringe copyright in the SAS System.

A spokesperson from World Programming commented, “The ECJ findings are in line with expectations. The software industry will benefit greatly from this important clarification that will encourage future competition and innovation.”

About World Programming

World Programming produces and sells WPS Analytics, an advanced analytics software platform for data engineers and data scientists. The platform offers interactive visual and programming tools for working with data, supporting languages of SAS, SQL, Python and R, and runs on workstation, server, cloud, and mainframe systems. Leading organisations around the globe in every industry depend on WPS Analytics software.

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