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Comment: Re:Actually a competitor sold out ... (Score 1) 143

by clgoh (#42640531) Attached to: How Apple Killed an iTunes Competitor

Is that really so simple? Does selling a company (with paying customers) free me of all my contractual obligations to these customers? If Apple sold iTunes to Google, Google would be free to shut everything down in 5 months, killing everyone's music collections??

Their customers should have sued them for everything they got in that deal...

Apple could shut down everything, without prior notice. And it wouldn't be a violation of its contractual obligations, since the users agreed to it (the TOS).

The Courts

California Judge Denies Discovery In Bittorrent Case 100

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the open-wifi-defense-in-action dept.
New submitter PhxBeau writes with news of a particularly sane judge in a copyright case. Quoting TorrentFreak: "In yet another mass lawsuit against alleged file-sharers, a California court has said that while it's sympathetic towards the plight of the copyright holder, it will not assist in the identification of BitTorrent users. It's a shame technology that enables infringement has outpaced technology that prevents it, the judge wrote, but added that his court won't work with copyright holders who pursue settlement programs with no intention to litigate." The core issue is that an IP does not identify more than the bill-payer — the good cause standard therefore is not met because the actual infringer is not identified.
Books

Ask Slashdot: Good, Forgotten Fantasy & Science Fiction Novels? 1244

Posted by Soulskill
from the no-ender's-game-does-not-count dept.
jjp9999 writes "I've been looking for some good reading material, and have been delving into the realms of some great, but nearly forgotten authors — finding the likes of Lord Dunsany (The King of Elfland's Daughter) and E.R. Eddison (The Worm Ouroboros). I wanted to ask the community here: do you know of any other great fantasy or science fiction books that time has forgotten?"

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