RealNetworks crushes Dutch webmaster for hyperlink
RealNetworks has sued the owner of a website in The Netherlands for displaying a hyperlink to a competing freeware package. As the company seeks compensation for its claimed losses, the 26-year-old man is borrowing money from family to survive.
The case started in 2010 when RealNetworks demanded that the computers belonging to Hilbrand Edskes and his family be confiscated. A Dutch judge granted this in an ex-parte ruling, based on an alleged violation of copyright law and trademark law. The company claims that Edskes was hosting the infringing software. The move to secretly obtain the order was meant to ensure that evidence wasn’t deleted.
I really am glad I don't have their shite on my stuff, obnoxious scum.
RealNetworks has been eating a very long length of my turd, since 1999 and they still haven't caught up to my ass.
I read that lawsuit in the Netherlands somewhere in my travels, and it's a sure sign that RealNetworks is flailing.
I reckon you're right, anything as desperate, small minded and vindictive speaks volumes, I thought the RIAA had the last word on that score but this is really down and dirty.
Their day came and went back in the 90's. They're pretty irrelevant today.