Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 26th Aug 2011 22:06 UTC, submitted by Morgan
Legal And we have another contender for the stupidest technology-related lawsuit of 2011. Do you remember RealNetworks? The scourge of '90s web users? Lucky for us, their horrible media player is no longer a requirement on the web. Also lucky, for those of us who occasionally run into content encoded in any of Real's codecs, there's Real Alternative (download here). Well, apparently, RealNetworks is not happy with Real Alternative (download here), as the US company has completely destroyed the life of the Dutch maintainer of a website who dared to link to Real Alternative (download here).
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That guy received what he deserved
by Alex Hitech on Fri 26th Aug 2011 23:02 UTC
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Totally agree with a comment posted earlier. The guy knew beforehand that he was going to deal with something defended by copyright. He started his work anyway and achieved something that could hurt the company that owns the intellectual property. Obviously, the company does not like to lose money and IP.

When you consciously pull a stick that holds a stone in place you agree to be hurt by that stone. That guy totally deserves everything happened to him.

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