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The Courts

Submission + - RIAA Sued for Malicious Prosecution

NewYorkCountryLawyer writes: "Tanya Andersen, the disabled single mother in Oregon who had been defending herself against baseless copyright infringement allegations by the RIAA for almost two years, until the RIAA finally dropped its case against her, has filed a lawsuit for malicious prosecution, Andersen v. Atlantic. Included as defendants in the complaint (pdf), in addition to the record companies, are the RIAA itself, Safenet (which owns MediaSentry), and Settlement Support Center LLC."

Submission + - Apple Considering iPhone Rebates?

Enuratique writes: The San Francisco Gate reports indications Apple is considering a small rebate anywhere between $50 and $150 for its upcoming iPhone. Despite long resisting the industry practice of subsidizing new phones, Apple may concede in return for a revenue sharing bounty with AT&T.

From the article: Shaw Wu of American Technology Research reported today that his sources say Apple is considering a rebate or subsidy for the phone in the range of $50 to $150. That would put the iPhone around the $350 to $550 mark, depending on the version. Still expensive but more palatable.

The more cordial the buyer's secretary, the greater the odds that the competition already has the order.