SCO Files Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Against AutoZone

LAS VEGAS, Mar 3, 2004 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- The SCO Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SCOX), the owner of the UNIX(R) operating system and a leading provider of UNIX-based solutions, today announced it has filed suit against AutoZone, Inc., for its alleged violations of SCO's UNIX copyrights through its use of Linux.

    SCO's lawsuit alleges the following:

     *  AutoZone violated SCO's UNIX copyrights by running versions of the
        Linux operating system that contain code, structure, sequence and/or
        organization from SCO's proprietary UNIX System V code in violation of
        SCO's copyrights.

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Nevada, requests injunctive relief against AutoZone's further use or copying of any part of SCO's copyrighted materials and also requests damages as a result of AutoZone's infringement in an amount to be proven at trial.

The company will discuss this announcement as part of its regularly scheduled conference call related to first quarter earnings, scheduled for Wednesday, March 3 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern time. To participate on the call, individuals may dial 1-800-818-5264 or 1-913-981-4910 and use the confirmation code: 141144. Alternatively, a listen-only live web cast is available at Call participants are encouraged to dial in 15 minutes before the scheduled start time.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding SCO's lawsuit against AutoZone. These forward-looking statements relate to SCO's allegations against AutoZone and the relief sought by SCO. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties including, without limitation, the risk that SCO may not be successful in its claims against AutoZone and that the pursuit of protections for SCO's copyrights will require the expenditure of resources and may result in further litigation. These forward-looking statements are also subject to the risks and uncertainties set forth in SCO's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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SOURCE The SCO Group, Inc.

Blake Stowell, +1-801-932-5703,, or Marc
Modersitzki, +1-801-932-5635, both of The SCO Group; or Dave Close or Avi
Dines, both of Schwartz Communications, +1-781-684-0770,,
for The SCO Group