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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RE[4]: Comment by ilovebeer
by Alex Hitech on Sat 27th Aug 2011 18:04 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by ilovebeer"
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And I should give a fcuk about Israel and Russia, why, exactly? Are you telling me their laws apply to us as well? Wtf?

I'm merely saying that, unless laws explicitly state something else, theft is illegal obtaining. Theft is unapproved possessing. Without any concern if the legal owner still holds the original.

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