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Judge bans Microsoft Word sales

Discussion in 'News' started by Arroryn, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    A US federal court has ordered Microsoft to pay over $290m (£175m) for wilfully infringing on a patent by Canadian firm i4i.




    A US federal court has ordered Microsoft to pay over $290m (£175m) for wilfully infringing on a patent by Canadian firm i4i.

    The patent relates to the use of XML, a programming language that allows formatting of text and makes files readable across different programs.

    XML is integral to Microsoft's flagship word processing software Word.

    Texas district court judge Leonard Davis also filed an injunction preventing Microsoft from selling Word.

    The row specifically relates to the use of Extensible Mark-up Language, or XML, documents.


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    1. LukeP
      LukeP
      Oh god another drama.
    2. JonnyMX
      JonnyMX
      Oh for goodness sake - what's the point of developing a technology that makes documents 'readable across different formats' and then stopping everyone else from using it?

      That would be like only one company being able to use HTML and doing over anyone else who tried to use it.

      How are we ever going to move forward?

      Mind you, I don't really care of people in Mexico can't use Word. No loss to the world in my eyes.

      :rolleyes:
    3. Mr.Cheeks
      Mr.Cheeks
      it is getting silly now...
    4. BosonMichael
      BosonMichael
      I'm all about protecting intellectual property... but that's absolutely ludicrous.
    5. GiddyG
      GiddyG

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