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SCO Goes Private With $100 Million Backing 411

AmIAnAi writes "Just when you thought it was all over, the SCO story takes a new twist. SCO has received $100 million financing from Stephen Norris Capital Partners to get them out of Chapter 11 and go private 'The move gives Stephen Norris, whose namesake founder was a co-founder of private equity giant The Carlyle Group, a controlling interest in SCO, which now has a platform to continue its court battle with Novell Inc. over royalties from the Unix server operating system, SCO's main business ... According to a statement from the company, SNCP already has a business plan for SCO that includes pursuing its legal claims.'"
Patents

Submission + - Patent "Enforcing" Ad Playback. Guess who

Lord Custos writes: "So, Slashdot...what do you feel about " Enforced Playback of Adverts" in your downloaded Media?

Well, a patent for "Enforcing Advertising Playback For Downloaded Media Content" is now officially in play. Now, anyone want to take a wild guess whose idea this was?

Russell Shaw at ZDnet has THIS ("http://blogs.zdnet.com/ip-telephony/?p=2916") to say about Patent 20070294772.

Here's the text of the patent: http://appft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PG01&s1=20070294772.PGNR.&OS=DN/20070294772RS=DN/20070294772
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