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Microsoft employee sues Kazaa Interesting Article Read it :)

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Thursday, March 18, 2004 Posted: 3:16 PM EST (2016 GMT)

LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- There's a new legal battle over Kazaa -- and this time it has nothing to do with swapping copyrighted music online.

A native of Romania is filing suit and he claims that he wrote the source code to the popular file-sharing software. In addition to seeking the rights to the software, Fabian Toader is seeking $25 million dollars in compensation. Toader claims he wrote the computer code for Kazaa in 2000 while working in Romania on a freelance basis for Kazaa. The company then sold the rights to the software in 2002 to Sharman Networks.

Toader claims he never signed a contract with Kazaa and, under U.S. and Romanian copyright laws, he is the owner of the program, not Sharman Networks. A spokesman for Sharman says the lawsuit is little more than what he calls "Toader's most recent shakedown effort."

Sharman has been the target of lawsuits and from entertainment companies bent on shutting down its operation. The record labels and movie studios say illegal file sharing has cost millions of dollars in lost sales.

 

Rogue

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Uh? How is Toader a Microsoft employee? I don't see reference anywhere in this doc that he works for Microsoft.
 

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Originally posted by: Rogue
Uh? How is Toader a Microsoft employee? I don't see reference anywhere in this doc that he works for Microsoft.
Same here, please explain.
 

Zorba

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If he was working for them, then the company owns the copyright, not him.
 

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Might have this wrong but if he was doing freelance work for them then it is very possible that he is the legal copyright holder on the source code. Freelancers usually retain the copyrights to their work and unless there was a contract where he specifically signed those rights away then they could very well still be his. Then again I could be totally wrong. wouldn't be the first time. Freelance status is very different from contract work.
 

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Anyone else get a flashback to "The Italian Job" where the computer geek claims that "Napster guy" ripped off his program?
 

GermyBoy

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Originally posted by: FFMCobalt
Originally posted by: Zorba If he was working for them, then the company owns the copyright, not him.
Not under Romanian law.
When working for American companies, American law should stand 100% before all others.

Plus who the fvck cares about Romanian law? I could fart and blow up their entire country!
 

XZeroII

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Originally posted by: GermyBoy
Originally posted by: FFMCobalt
Originally posted by: Zorba If he was working for them, then the company owns the copyright, not him.
Not under Romanian law.
When working for American companies, American law should stand 100% before all others.

Plus who the fvck cares about Romanian law? I could fart and blow up their entire country!
You could fart and clear out a confrence room full of sceptic tank workers.
 

GermyBoy

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Originally posted by: XZeroII
Originally posted by: GermyBoy
Originally posted by: FFMCobalt
Originally posted by: Zorba If he was working for them, then the company owns the copyright, not him.
Not under Romanian law.
When working for American companies, American law should stand 100% before all others. Plus who the fvck cares about Romanian law? I could fart and blow up their entire country!
You could fart and clear out a confrence room full of sceptic tank workers.
You have no credibility on what comes out of peoples behinds. You are suck.
 

XZeroII

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Originally posted by: GermyBoy
Originally posted by: XZeroII
Originally posted by: GermyBoy
Originally posted by: FFMCobalt
Originally posted by: Zorba If he was working for them, then the company owns the copyright, not him.
Not under Romanian law.
When working for American companies, American law should stand 100% before all others. Plus who the fvck cares about Romanian law? I could fart and blow up their entire country!
You could fart and clear out a confrence room full of sceptic tank workers.
<a class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://forums.anandtech.com/messageview.cfm?catid=38&threadid=1266744" target=blank>You have no credibility on what comes out of peoples behinds. You are suck.</A>
apparently, you have no credibility either... (from same link)
Originally posted by: GermyBoy
Originally posted by: XZeroII
Originally posted by: vi_edit This is visgf talking: The number 1 thing you should think about right now is this, if you can't find the credentials of the author, don't believe it. Especially when it's your body you're messing with. I looked all over the site, no such info. In fact, there have been many complaints about the advice they give, that the FTC, who regulates supplements, has been going through the process to try to shut down thier website. The FTC tries not to get involved in these businesses unless there has been harm done, so be careful. BTW, enjoy the bowel prep that they make you do first (epsom salts). That is the same thing that people do the night before they have a colonoscopy. Have a few magazines ready, because you'll be in the bathroom all night. Forget about the going to bed thing. You won't be getting your "2000 stones" because you be on your throne, not laying in the "proper position for stone passing." If you really want to fix all those conditions, take care of yourself from the get-go. As American society has proven time and again, there are no effective quick fixes.
I've talked to others who have done it and they say it works.
Wow, it's been a long time since I saw this site. It's pretty good. The stones are very painful to pass if you're not prepped. I tried it twice because the salts made me hurt (and taste TERRIBLE), and if I ever do it again, it will be done WITH the salts.
But...I have a bunh of stones in a jar. I pass them around to friends and they tell me how awesome they look and "Where did you find these?"

My reply: "I crapped them out." Always gives me a good laugh.
 

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