Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Nov 2011 16:13 UTC
Legal To anyone who has been reading anything on the web over the past few months, this shouldn't come as a surprise. Barnes & Noble is currently embroiled in a patent lawsuit started by Microsoft, after the bookseller/tablet maker refused to pay protection money to Redmond. Barnes & Noble has now openly said what we already knew, and has filed an official complaint at the US Department of Justice: Microsoft is engaging in anticompetitive practices. Update: Here's the slide deck B&N presented to the DoJ.
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Consumer power!
by porcel on Wed 9th Nov 2011 19:06 UTC
porcel
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2006-01-28

I am buying a Nook today.

We need to support companies that show a backbone and are willing to stand up for fair business conditions and against the abuse that the patent system has become.

If thousands of us did the same and sent a note as to why to B&N, the folks there might feel a little bit more upbeat about doing the right thing, rather than turning over on their backs when Microsoft offers them the chance to walk away if they just sign another NDA saying that they are committed to respecting intellectual property.

Folks, vote with your wallets!

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