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The Courts

Man Sues Rockstar Saying GTA:SA Is Based On His Life 124

dotarray writes "From the article: 'Rockstar Games are no strangers to legal action, but it doesn't come stranger than this. An American model, Michael Washington (known as "Shagg") is suing the publisher — as well as parent company Take Two Interactive — because they based Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas on his life.'" It's a good thing Washington never learned the infinite ammo cheat.

Zombie Pigs First, Hibernating Soldiers Next 193

ColdWetDog writes "Wired is running a story on DARPA's effort to stave off battlefield casualties by turning injured soldiers into zombies by injecting them with a cocktail of one chemical or another (details to be announced). From the article, 'Dr. Fossum predicts that each soldier will carry a syringe into combat zones or remote areas, and medic teams will be equipped with several. A single injection will minimize metabolic needs, de-animating injured troops by shutting down brain and heart function. Once treatment can be carried out, they'll be "re-animated" and — hopefully — as good as new.' If it doesn't pan out we can at least get zombie bacon and spam."

Submission + - Microsoft readies patent battle with OSS

Fred Oliveira writes: "Forbes has an in-depth article about Microsoft's plan to go to war with open source software over what they argue are over 235 patent infringements. Clearly just another step in the big ladder of "we don't know what we're doing, so we sue out of cluelessness", but it looks like the gents in Redmond are serious this time."

Submission + - Microsoft Wants Royalties From All Linux Users

An anonymous reader writes: According to CNN Money and other sources, Microsoft claims that Linux infringes on over 200 of their patents and they fully intend to protect their intellectual property.

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