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Some important info for Xfire users

Discussion in 'General UTXMP Discussion' started by StarGunner, Jul 22, 2005.

  1. StarGunner

    StarGunner New Member

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    I don't know how many of you Xfire users know this information but last year Xfire was sewed by Google for useing copywrighted software in their game service/program. I would suggest not useing it till there is a settlement between the two companys. As Google is out for blood right now, and many people who helped make Xfire have been charged with stealing Googles software.

    Now I know this is old news to most of you but some of the people here might not know about it so I thought I would just spread the word, and before you say it this is not a joke go to Blues news and read up on last years big news you will find it no problem.
     
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  2. Xaero

    Xaero Who Dey!

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    Thanks for the Heads up. Perhaps next time you can provide a link.

    Yahoo sues XFire:
    http://news.com.com/Yahoo+sues+Xfire+for+patent+infringement/2100-1047_3-5564179.html

    Xfire counter-sues Yahoo:
    http://www.wwwcoder.com/main/parentid/286/site/4520/266/default.aspx

    I couldn't find anything about Google suing XFire.

    As for using the software, I am still going to. Yahoo, Google, or anybody else would be stupid for suing the XFire customer base, as they likely share the same customers. Unlike the RIAA, I wouldn't think they are that deturmined to shoot themselves in the foot.
     
  3. pistos

    pistos New Member

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    Here is a link to an ongoing discussion in the xfire forums too if you are interested in the case:

    http://www.xfire.com/xf/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewforum&f=39

    Here is xfire's official info page about the lawsuit:

    http://www.xfire.com/xf/modules.php?name=XFire&file=cmspage&body=xf_lawsuit

    BTW Stargunner: It is Yahoo doing the suing, not Google, as Xaero's links correctly show.

    I too will continue to use xfire. In fact, the most supportive and helpful thing we can do for xfire is to use the software. And, what risk are you really engaging in anyway? The software is free. It works great. If Yahoo ends up winning the suit and kills xfire, we then start using something else, or some derivitive product or whatever.

    One thing I am NOT doing is using Yahoo's new version of AllSeeingEye. (I assume you know that AllSeeingEye is a Yahoo product now.) It is not free, and in my opinion is inferior to xfire.
     
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  4. Jackal

    Jackal Crapass

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    You make poor suggestions.
     
  5. WolfmanK

    WolfmanK Puppet Master of BBF

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    Xfire is a great program... I will continue to use it, I highly doubt I will get sued for using it.... and If I do... well that will be fun, I'll get to use my EFF dues finally :p
     

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