The story developed further on 15th Dec when a jury gave its verdict about the copyright infrightment claim. A court decided that the copyrigt was transferred to company on 2003. Mr. Johnson claimed that a written memo of 2004 as an annual report didn't transfer the copyright:
It foolishly stated that my sole proprietorship was changed to an S Corp and "all assets" were
transferred over. Of course, I was referring to the cash in the business account, the furniture and
computers. But the jury, based on the courts generic instructions which were contrary to actual
copyright law, decided that it should include any personal assets related to the business,
or any "language that might encompass a copyright".
Obviously this is not the end of the story. There will be a round of appeals.
Btw. In their press release Storix claims to be "the #1 provider of disaster recovery solutions for more than 2,000 global customers". I think there has to be some other player in the disaster recovery business having more customers.