Microsoft ordered to pay $1.5 billion in MP3 patent lawsuit

vbimport

#1

According to the Wall Street Journal (subscription required), Microsoft has been ordered by a federal jury in San Diego to pay $1.52 billion to Alcatel-Lucent, for allegedly infringing on their patent technologies related to MP3 compression.

Story: http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070222-8910.html

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#2

Just means they will pass the cost on to people who buy windows.


#3

Yep :slight_smile:
But not to those those that go with linux, or use an independant/liberated activation server :stuck_out_tongue: