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+ - Sony sued for Blu-Ray Patent Violation

Submitted by Jaidan
Jaidan (1077513) writes "According to a gamespot article, a California-based company named Target Technology is suing Sony over patents it allegedly holds for silver based reflective surfaces. The suit claims that products marketed under the Blu-ray name infringe on a patent it owns for reflective layer materials in optical discs. Target is seeking a permanent injunction preventing Sony from violating its patent rights in the future, as well as damages with interest, multiplied due to what it characterizes as deliberate and willful infringement."
Windows

Vista Activation Cracked by Brute Force 470

Posted by Zonk
from the disturbance-in-the-force dept.
Bengt writes "The Inquirer has a story about a brute force Vista key activation crack. It's nothing fancy; it's described as a 'glorified guesser.' The danger of this approach is that sooner or later the key cracker will begin activating legitimate keys purchased by other consumers. From the article: 'The code is floating, the method is known, and there is nothing MS can do at this point other than suck it down and prepare for the problems this causes. To make matters worse, Microsoft will have to decide if it is worth it to allow people to take back legit keys that have been hijacked, or tell customers to go away, we have your money already, read your license agreement and get bent, we owe you nothing.'"
Apple

Journal: Apple Fanboy List 10

Journal by Apple Fanboy List

Hello fellow slashdotters!

Are you constantly bombarded with pro-Apple comments by Apple fanboys? Does your blood boil when you see an "APPLE IS SO GREAT AND THEY MAKE THE GREATEST STUFF WOO HOO!!!1!!1!!" rated +5 Informative? Are you sick of reading Slashdot comments at a high threshold, drowning in a sea of pro-Apple gibberish?

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