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    Red face Skype in court battle may shut down



    Everybody's favorite internet phone system may be shutting down. BBOS's own Forums
    Manager Bryan, forwarded me a story ran by FoxNews.com about a court battle between
    Ebay(who owns Skype) and Joltid(the original founders of the company). The dispute is over
    software licensing agreements between the two companies. Joltid owns the rights to the
    peer-to-peer technology, but Ebay is said to be working on alternative software. Ebay
    said in a regulatory filing, that if their efforts were unsuccessful or if they lost the right to
    technology "Skype would be severely and adversely affected and the continued operation
    of Skype's business as currently conducted would likely not be possible." Stay tuned to this
    one, the court date is set for June 2010.

    Read the full story here.
    Last edited by Laney; 08-01-2009 at 06:45 PM.




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    That would be a bummer.

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    Wirelessly posted (Tour 9630)

    Thanks Sun for the heads up on this one and thanks CS for posting it

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    Glad you linked the article too. It has far more details then we could paraphrase in a summary. But if you noticed, the court date is 10 months from now.

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    Wow! this will be a hit to many people. Skype is very popular amongst numerous people. It will be interesting to to see how this unfolds. I'm sure that Skype will win!
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