Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 24th May 2010 10:45 UTC
Legal Nero AG, a company with one of the most fitting names ever (can you imagine a company called Hitler or Stalin 2000 years from now?), has filed an anti-trust lawsuit against the MPEG-LA. The German technology company claims the licensing body has abused its monopoly power, and that is has not honoured agreements made with the US Department of Justice. There's some juicy stuff in here.
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There used to be a time when Nero was stable, fast, and very capable.
Shame it sucks lately, but at least the company is fighting the good fight in the patent war...

Ya know, I used to be a loyal user of Nero, but then they starded selling their CD/DVD burning app as part of a huge bundle with a bunch of shit that I didn't want or need, and that was the only way you could get it (aside from OEM versions). At around the same time, free burning tools like CDBurnerXP and Infrarecorder showed up on the scene.

So when Vista came out and the version of Nero I had wasn't compatible, figured I'd try out some of the free tools and I'd purchase the new version of Nero only if I needed to. Well, that was about 3 years ago and I have never looked back. Between the programs I mentioned above plus ImgBurn, I haven't had a need for Nero yet.

I see now that they're selling the Burning Rom application separately, but is there really any need for it anymore? Meaning, does it do anything else that the free apps don't?

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