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[2]: Good article
by j-kidd on Sun 28th Aug 2011 04:50 UTC in reply to "RE: Good article"
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Real Shit Networks, used by no one.

Unfortunately, for some unknown reasons, RMVB has been the de facto standard used by China and Hong Kong file sharers for the last 10+ years. That means more than 1.4 billions potential users around the world.

If you want to sell a digital media player in this market, RMVB support is as important as 1080p support.

Real Alternative wouldn't exist if those file sharers had a bit more sense.

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