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BongoBob
05-16-2007, 12:08 AM
http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/05/11/1248219
http://news.com.com/Apple,+others+draw+legal+threat+over+media+players/2100-1030_3-6183105.html

Wow...just...wow.

tk102
05-16-2007, 09:37 AM
I don't see how Media Rights Technologies can claim any damages. Apple et al. could decide tomorrow they were going to use some other DRM compliant controls and MRT would have not have a case. So what's the difference between using a different control and using no control -- how does using no control suddenly open you up to a lawsuit from one particular control vendor? I would think a lawsuit would have to be brought a party who actually had their copyrights infringed upon due to the lack of DRM.

BongoBob
05-16-2007, 10:04 AM
Ain't the DMCA a hoot.

swphreak
05-16-2007, 11:43 AM
Heh, no worries. I highly doubt MRT can afford to go to court against the top dogs. They'd probably go bankrupt.

ChAiNz.2da
05-16-2007, 12:47 PM
If anything, it's a helluva marketing strategy.

Imagine how many FREE mentions of their product/company name are being sent out there and reported on thousands of newsites. Not to mention that half of those reading the articles are going to go to this company's website to see "who" they are.. and be it whether to ridicule or support them, their site ads get seen ;)

Google gives me "Results 1 - 10 of about 277,000 for "media rights technologies". (0.34 seconds) "

swphreak
05-16-2007, 01:41 PM
If anything, it's a helluva marketing strategy.

Imagine how many FREE mentions of their product/company name are being sent out there and reported on thousands of newsites. Not to mention that half of those reading the articles are going to go to this company's website to see "who" they are.. and be it whether to ridicule or support them, their site ads get seen ;)

Google gives me "Results 1 - 10 of about 277,000 for "media rights technologies". (0.34 seconds) "

I can't see how a company would want to do business with a company who is attempting to sue the biggest companies out there over something trivial. Not to mention pretty wasteful. Besides, not like people are rushing out to buy DRM. After all, Microsoft, Apple, ect are doing away with it!

BongoBob
05-16-2007, 06:31 PM
It's like getting arrested for buying a CD from a store instead of stealing it.

Det. Bart Lasiter
05-16-2007, 09:10 PM
I sure hope the courts dismiss this case.
I hope Microsoft, et al drag this thing out and bankrupt those ****ers.

TiE23
05-16-2007, 09:41 PM
It's like getting arrested for buying a CD from a store instead of stealing it.
Depends on the CD.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v123/Tie23/williamhung.jpg
25 to life for this.