The company eMoney Services, which owns the rights to the Prague multi-purpose Opencard has filed a law suit against the city of Prague and the Prague Transport Authority. The company claims it is owed 40 million crowns for rights to the card and another 30 million crowns for services provided for Opencard’s operation. City Hall has been locked in a drawn-out dispute with eMoneyServices and took over the running of the card after the contract for its operation expired. However it lacks the right to change or re-programme the existing software. Prague’s Municipal Court recently issued a preliminary order preventing the firm eMoneyServices from blocking Prague’s transport card, a step that would have affected close to one million city transport users.
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