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The Courts

Submission + - Tanya Andersen Brings Class Action Against RIAA

NewYorkCountryLawyer writes: "Ever since the RIAA's litigation campaign began in 2003, many people have been suggesting a class action against the RIAA. Tanya Andersen, in Oregon, has taken them up on it. The RIAA's case against this disabled single mother, Atlantic v. Andersen, has received attention in the past, for her counterclaims against the RIAA including claims under Oregon's RICO statute, the RIAA's hounding of her young daughter for a face to face deposition, the RIAA's eventual dropping of the case "with prejudice", and her lawsuit against the RIAA for malicious prosecution, captioned Andersen v. Atlantic. Now she's turned that lawsuit into a class action. The amended complaint seeking class action status (pdf) sues for negligence, fraud, negligent misrepresentation, federal and state RICO, abuse of process, malicious prosecution, intentional infliction of emotional distress, violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, trespass, invasion of privacy, libel and slander, deceptive business practices, misuse of copyright law, and civil conspiracy."

Submission + - Orange nearing iPhone deal - sources (

Alexandros Roussos writes: "Sources provided MacScoop with information regarding the ongoing negotiations between Apple and Orange aiming at a deal for the French telecom operator to carry the iPhone. The little information we obtained so far indicates that Orange is not far from a deal with the maker of the most hyped gadget of all times. In fact, some insiders have suggested that a deal may already be signed."

Comment Re:Vista Buying Suckers! (Score 2, Informative) 322

I'm a XP x64 user, and I'll say one thing - XP x64 seems to have been a testbed for the Vista x64 driver model. Even the least friendly company on my hardware list (Logitech) has released an updated QuickCam driver for Vista, which I've been able to successfully install on XP x64.

Canon get good marks in my book - their current printers are all x64 out of the box, and the scanner drivers have been updated within the last month.

Submission + - Can Slashdot be Slashdotted?

Zekke writes: I was just wondering that since other sites get taken down by slashdotters does ever get taken down by slashdotters? I think that makes sense...

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