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Posted: Nov 17th 2010 8:04PM timthel0rd said

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And that's how the grown ups say "fucking noobs, gtfo."

Posted: Nov 18th 2010 6:02AM Pan1 said

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Damn right.


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Posted: Nov 17th 2010 8:04PM Eamil said

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Good.

Posted: Nov 17th 2010 9:00PM Liltawen said

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Good for them. This is the one that Microsoft caved in on isn't it?

Posted: Nov 17th 2010 9:01PM wondersmith said

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The elimination of ridiculous litigation like this is one of the many benefits to mankind that would arise from the abolition of the entire concept of "intellectual property."

Posted: Nov 17th 2010 9:30PM Wild Colors said

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You can move for sanctions for frivolous litigation in the States as well. Such things are awarded relatively rarely, but it happens.

The jurisdiction issue is a bit trickier. The US legal system has long arms because so much internet commerce goes on in the States, and because a lot of the TLD registrars are in the States. Is it fair? No particularly. Is it outlandish? Not really.

As for massive legal fees...yeah, those are outlandish. People continue to pay them, I think, for two reasons. First, the state Bars act as monopolies, allowing prices to stay higher than they would in a completely open market. Second, corporations aren't hiring the really expensive firms for their legal services (which aren't necessarily measurably better than those of the cheaper firms), but rather for their CYA services. If you hire a cheap firm and lose, your board/investors get really, really annoyed with you. If you hire an expensive firm and lose, people assume you did the best you could. It's a wonderful system.

Posted: Nov 17th 2010 10:02PM (Unverified) said

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Of course, in Britain, you can also be sued for libel for saying things that are fair comment, or even for saying things that are demonstrably true.

Liberace once won a libel suit against a newspaper in Britain that claimed he was gay.

Pretending like the UK legal system is a model of fairness to defendants in frivolous suits is a bit arch.

Posted: Nov 18th 2010 12:23AM (Unverified) said

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Patent squatters suck. This is why we don't have controllers you can control with your Willy.

Posted: Nov 18th 2010 4:28AM Cavadus said

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If this case proves anything it's that we Americans desperately need to adopt the "loser pays" systems to cut down on these B.S. frivolous law suits, class action suits, and the assclowns who so class action law suit attorneys for other classes.

Posted: Nov 18th 2010 9:32AM Lateris said

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I would like to see the details of the case to judge for myself.

Posted: Nov 18th 2010 10:01AM (Unverified) said

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I hear about these dimwits all the time
They have some of THE Dumbest lawsuits known to mankind
Can't someone take them to Korea and cane them to death?

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