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Comment Re:Outside (Score 1) 619

Read your contract. For the most part, the company that provides your service does so of their own will. The only thing is, you have money and normally they want to take it from you. If your cable company suddenly decided that they didn't want to offer cable tv to you, there's not much that you can do as long as they refund any service you have paid for that you won't be receiving.

Comment Re:They have lowered the burden of proof. (Score 1) 619

All they will do is send you a letter saying that they are no longer offering the service to you...you will likely see one of two approaches:

- A full refund for your "last month of service"
- A pro-rated refund for the remainder of your paid service (monthly in most cases)

It is entirely up to the company to decide who they want to do business with.

The problem is going to come if a company offers more than one service to a customer. In the case of a cable company, how likely is a customer that has had their internet access cut off going to be to keep their cable tv service?

I personally pay ~$40 for cable internet service, but my monthly cable bill is ~$120. I can guarantee you that if the cable company cuts off my cable internet, they will lose the whole $120 from me.

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Sun CEO Says NetApp Lied in Fear of Open Source 139

Lucas123 writes "In reaction to NetApp's patent infringement lawsuit against Sun, CEO Jonathan Schwartz today said in his blog that NetApp basically lied in its legal filing when it said Sun asked them for licensing fees for use of their ZFS file system technology. In a separate statement, Sun said NetApp's lawsuit is about fear over open-source ZFS technology as a competitive threat. 'The rise of the open-source community cannot be stifled by proprietary vendors. I guess not everyone's learned that lesson'."

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