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Comment Re:Typical European Protectionism (Score 1) 219

Actually, the proceedings were started by Opera when they complained to the European Commission! So even though I do not agree with the parent post, he is right insofar that Opera is involved.

However, you are also overlooking the fact that Norway, though not part of the EU, is part of the European Economic Area (EEA). This is basically an association of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) states (except Switzerland) with the EU to establish a single market that is somewhat like the EU itself, except it isn't.

Anyway, what is important is that most EU antitrust and competition rules are applicable in the EEA as well. This is the reason why Opera could complain to the European Commission at all.

You can read the full case history on the European Commission's website:

Comment Re:dupe (Score 1) 521

Actually, that Slashdot announcement is somewhat misleading, as SlySoft only announced in December that they will crack BD+ "soon" - this has now happened. If you read the press release referenced in the article you will ntocie that they say they wanted to publish this already in December but waited for strategic reasons.

So, this is not a dupe! First the announcement (in December 2007) and now the feat.

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