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Microsoft Adds Second Lawsuit to Motorola Fall Reading List

A little over a month after suing Motorola for violating its mobile patents, Microsoft has slapped the company with another suit, this one over its Xbox 360. On Tuesday Microsoft sued Motorola, alleging it charged “excessive and discriminatory” royalties for some of the IP it licensed for use in the gaming console.

Redmond argues that Motorola is contractually bound by agreements with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) to license the IP at issue here under “reasonable and non-discriminatory terms and conditions,” but hasn’t done so, opting instead to squeeze it for allegedly inflated sums. Said a Microsoft spokesperson, “[These] commitments are designed to benefit all parties that rely upon these standards, and Microsoft has been harmed by Motorola’s failure to honor them in recent demand letters seeking royalties from Microsoft.”

Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work