Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 24th May 2010 10:45 UTC
Legal Nero AG, a company with one of the most fitting names ever (can you imagine a company called Hitler or Stalin 2000 years from now?), has filed an anti-trust lawsuit against the MPEG-LA. The German technology company claims the licensing body has abused its monopoly power, and that is has not honoured agreements made with the US Department of Justice. There's some juicy stuff in here.
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stupid patent laws
by wanker90210 on Thu 27th May 2010 11:07 UTC
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USA as an economic superpower is going downhill fast. The day when the legal shit costs more than the revenue from being present in the US companies (and countries?) will pull out.

MPEG-LA isn't about some poor inventor making discoveries in his basement. These are just trolls. There should be no software patents.

I can see the US govt arguing this is a way to keep money coming in when factories go abroad, but it kills entrepreneurship which is much worse. Domestic Chinese companies can focus on doing products instead of legal battles.

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