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TiVo's $200m damages award in EchoStar case affirmed, EchoStar to appeal (again) {Engadget}

Mar 4th 2010 3:57PM @Davis Freebeg Hey great stuff guys. May not have as many comments as the Apple v. Google post, but the quality is far higher. This type of legal analysis has been missing on most news reports thus far.

When you say en banc is rare, what does that mean-- 1 in 1000, 1 in 10? Also, looks like the Federal Court has 16 judges in the circuit, but some articles reference a hearing with the full 11-judge panel. Are they now adopting 9th circuit procedures and having en banc review with less than a full court? Would the 3 judges be included if that were the case? And in en banc, would DISH need a 9-7 decision to win?

Just trying to get a sense of what the likelihoods are going forward. I own way too much TiVo, and I want to be as well educated as possible. Seems to me right now DISH is clinging to a sliver of hope, and if en banc is denied then they will have to write a blank check to TiVo or piss off their best customers for eternity. Seems like it's crazy not to settle now before the last remaining doubt about the case is removed, but Ergen has ignored everyone urging him to settle for years, so who knows what they'll do.

Looking forward to seeing each of your complete takes on this soon. Thanks!

Apple sues HTC for infringing 20 iPhone patents {Engadget}

Mar 2nd 2010 2:10PM @TareG Looks like HTC was founded in 1997, after Palm became Palm. Or at least well after they sold the Palm Pilot. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Tech_Computer_Corporation

OmniVision brings RAW shooting to mobiles with new 5 megapixel sensor {Engadget}

Feb 15th 2010 3:12PM @Tagbert Ditto. I'm a little sad to see Engadget jump on this pronouncement as if it were a real technical advance instead of just a marketing trick.

It's meaningless. 99% of DSLR users don't take advantage of RAW. Camera phones-- there's no point. It's a gimmick meant to fool the less technically savvy. Real improvements in optics are what's needed for camera phones, not useless gimmicks.

More eBook trouble for Amazon {TUAW.com}

Feb 6th 2010 1:47AM It's just so sad to see the book publishers trying their best to strangle the ebook industry before it has a chance to really build a strong base of support. $10 is too expensive to rent books (you can't but it if it's DRMed, much as Amazon/Apple would like you to think otherwise) and $15 is preposterous when the physical books cost less, have fewer restrictions and can be resold if desired.

So a big FU to book publishers until they end this crap. I won't buy a single eBook with the current price/ DRM structure. These short-sighted executives are amazingly making even worse mistakes than the music industry in a futile attempt to preserve an outdated business model. The dinosaurs will die, eventually, but in the meantime we can look forward to another 5 years of ebook suckitude.

More eBook trouble for Amazon {TUAW.com}

Feb 6th 2010 1:44AM It's just so sad to see the book publishers trying their best to strangle the ebook industry before it has a chance to really build a strong base of support. $10 is too expensive to rent books (you can't but it if it's DRMed, much as Amazon/Apple would like you to think otherwise) and $15 is preposterous when the physical books cost less, have fewer restrictions and can be resold if desired.

So a big FU to book publishers until they end this crap. I won't buy a single eBook with the current price/ DRM structure. These short-sighted executives are amazingly making even worse mistakes than the music industry in a futile attempt to preserve an outdated business model. The dinosaurs will die, eventually, but in the meantime we can look forward to another 5 years of ebook suckitude.

WSJ: Apple wants e-books to be $12.99 or $14.99 for hardcover best sellers {Engadget}

Jan 26th 2010 9:00PM You can't "buy" a book if it has DRM, you're just renting it. Would you pay $13 to rent a book? No way.

No way am I locking myself in to Kindle DRM, Apple DRM or any other bullshit DRM. I'd spend hundreds/ year buying books if I could buy them electronically. I'd even pay $3-4/pop to rent them. And you know what, that's probably more than what authors make on each sale anyways. The publishing industry is well on their way to disintermediating themselves as well as the record music industry.