Friday, May 11, 2007

Apple Gets Cease & Desist but "submission, that may be a bit of a problem"

From a PR Newswire Headline:

Media Rights Technologies and BlueBeat.com Issue Cease and Desist to Microsoft, Apple, Adobe and Real Networks

"Media Rights Technologies (MRT) and BlueBeat.com have issued cease and desist letters to Microsoft, Adobe, Real Networks and Apple with respect to the production or sale of such products as the Vista OS, Adobe Flash Player, Real Player, Apple iTunes and iPod. MRT asserts Apple, Microsoft, Real and Adobe have produced billions of these products without regard for the DMCA or the rights of American Intellectual Property owners, actively avoiding the use of MRT's technologies. Failure to comply with this demand could result in a federal court injunction to any of the above named parties to cease production or sale of their products and/or the imposition of statutory damages of at least $200 to $2500 for each product distributed or sold."

3 comments:

Jensonb said...

I don't get it. What's this Cease and Desist actually being filed for?

Also, funny they'd file for some of the biggest things on earth (iPod, Windows, Flash Player)

fixyourthinking said...

I honestly don't understand how 2/3 of the things that make it beyond the submission of court papers make it to trial.

Actually, I take that back. I do ... from my own case. It really boils down to a generation gap between the judges understanding technology and previously not having to deal with the "new way" of IP useage (via the internet/electronic age) ... if that makes sense.

Jensonb said...

Yeah, I know what you mean. I've blogged about that myself.