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April 15, 2005
Comcast Sued, Studios Settle
Reuters wire story (here on CNET) indicating that a customer has sued Comcast for releasing her information without a court authorization or actually bothering to notify her. Apparently the first she heard about it was when a collection agency called seeking a USD 4,500 judgement.
Also on CNET, John Borland has a report that ESS has settled with the MPAA over ESS' sale of DVD-decoding chips. Terms unclear, but ESS is mouthing all the right kowtowing words, so my guess is they got their asses handed to them and now have to make nice in public.
Meanwhile, Finnish authorities are joining the jihad against file-sharers. Apparent targets are (as in the US) people offering up large numbers of files for sharing.
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