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: I just don't get it Thom
by SaschaW on Sat 27th Aug 2011 18:13 UTC in reply to "I just don't get it Thom"
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Thom, please explain:

1. Google gets a $500,000 fine because it displays ads with medication, and you think that's great.

2. Someone steals someone else's code, and the sky is falling.

I just don't see the consistency.

Google is a large corporation. $500mi is pocket change to them. That's like a speeding ticket for average Joe.

In this case however it's destroying a human beings life, and for what? It's disgusting!

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