ITRU lingers on

I report this only for completeness sake, since folks are e-mailing me about it. Here is the CNET article about Intertrust prevailing over Microsoft in preliminary rulings. My take on this is that ITRU never did anything but bad by me, so I have no love for them. When Sony/Philips bought them, all my shares were converted to $4.25, so I have no fiscal stake in what they do. Chances are that they will fuck up the world of DRM just as much as they fucked up their own business, so in my heart of hearts – and as much as it chagrins me to say this – I hope MSFT wins the suit. I feel exactly the same way about this lawsuit as I do when the Yankees play the Mets. Who do I hate most, who do I most want to lose?

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