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Microsoft will pay $60 million to settle a lawsuit brought by a California software company that alleged Microsoft stole its multimedia streaming software. Microsoft and Burst.com said in a joint statement late Friday that they had reached "an agreement in principle" to resolve all claims against Microsoft. Under the settlement, Microsoft also will receive a non-exclusive license to Burst's patent portfolio.
Sigh... So, MS can hand over some money, make a few deals, then go on claiming they never did anything wrong, because the court case never actually ran to completion and MS was never required to admit wrong doing as part of the deal. Hear is a clue Burst.com, this is why MS *still* continues to do things that get them sued, because no one has ever "prevailed" against them, they all cut deals at the last moment that lets both sides walk away claiming victory, only MS has hundreds of such false victories to point to when claiming their business practices are appropriate, while you only have one. You make deals with people that make honest mistakes, not with people that make the same mistakes over and over and over again, but never learn the leason. But what do I know...