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]: I just don't get it Thom
by JAlexoid on Sat 27th Aug 2011 15:32 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: I just don't get it Thom"
JAlexoid
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One main thing to remember - this is a case in a court of Civil legal system. The judge will only use a very specific article or even a section of an article of a law to make his decision.

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