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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RE[2]: Not a company, but...
by manjabes on Tue 25th May 2010 05:46 UTC in reply to "RE: Not a company, but..."
manjabes
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Offtopic rant:
Why the stigma? For Western Europe and the United States, Stalin was "good old uncle Joe", who helped us win the war against them goddamn nazis, until, sadly he became the adversary afterwards. Moreso, if you were a communist in that part of the world. Therefore, the name carries only a historical value, just the same as, say, Nero.
Not for us pesky Eastern Europeans for whom the name has a bit...more delicate sense, to say the least.
Now, if somebody in France or US would name their pet project "Hitler", that'd raise some eyebrows...

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