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Stupid Tech Lawsuits

  1. Oct 9, 2003 #1


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    I have started this thread to show the stupidity in modern tech lawsuits and how it is affecting innovation and progress. Please post your stupid tech lawsuits.

    1) Parents Sue School Over Use of Wi-Fi Network

    Aparently, the parents believe that Wi-Fi is hazardous to our health and are filing a class action lawsuit against an Illinois school district.

    Article: http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,1282,60769,00.html [Broken]

    2) SunnComm Says Pointing to Shift Key 'Possible Felony'

    BMG, the music company, just released copy protected cds with technology created by SunnComm. Unfortunetely, people realized that you can bypass the copy protection by holding your shift key in windows to prevent autorun. Specifically, a computer science graduate student from Princeton released a paper on the subject and is now facing a lawsuit from the company under the DMCA.

    The kicker is that SunnComm's CEO stated, 'No matter what their credentials or rationale, it is wrong to use one's knowledge and the cover of academia to facilitate piracy and theft of digital property.'


    3) Eolas files motion to stop IE from being distributed by microsoft

    Just recently, Eolas won a lawsuit concerning how plugins are loaded in browsers. This means flash, java , activex , etc cannot load automatically.

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  3. Oct 10, 2003 #2


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    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&ncid=1209&e=3&u=/nm/20031010/wr_nm/media_sunncomm_dc&sid=95573713 [Broken]

    They dropped the suit, realizing just how stupid they were being, but I completly agree with ya.

    Hey, lets make another stupid suit. Sue the RIAA for overcharging.
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