Whilst I get that suing people for negligence, where, say, it caused some nuclear warheads to explode in their silos makes sense. However, negligence on the part of someone who is not doing the media's job for them (policing copyright)?
Yes, they've cut it down to 80% of what it was before -- but the prize money will continue to fund the same scale of project as before, and people are not going to stop aiming for the award. It's still serving its purpose.
I don't see how this lawsuit can be for any purpose other than to make money out of Optus. Two minutes is an incredibly short amount of time, and is not allowing the customer to re-watch their programs at a later point in time, or anything like that which could conceivably leave the copyright holders out of pocket.
"Through this discussion, we established a mutual understanding of our intent to enable homebrew opportunities and to open the Windows Phone 7 platform for broader access to developers and users. To fast-track discussions, we are discontinuing the unlocking tool effective immediately."
The great news is that some official home brew is coming to Windows Phone 7. "To pursue these goals with Microsoft’s support, Brandon Watson has agreed to engage in further discussions with us about officially facilitating homebrew development on WP7. "
If you had R'ed TFA, you would have seen that system builders can (and presumably will) choose to put a sticker on the front that omits the AMD branding altogether and simply says "Radeon Graphics".
The branding shift is also specifically towards the chips just being called "Radeon", with the fact that AMD are the manufacturer as a second thought.