So, the cartel of capitalist disc reader/writer companies raised part prices, which isn't inspiring a flood of PC sales? Must be the media reader manufacturer's fault?
HP says that Panasonic will no longer be a target in its optical drives lawsuit – after the two sides reached a settlement deal. The companies announced the arrangement yesterday in a filing to the California Northern District Court, where Judge Richard Seeborg is presiding over HP's claim that a group of optical drive makers …
"Notice that plaintiffs include retailers not just OEMs."
Yeah, the retailers and OEMs might be the ones to get compo out if this. But in reality they lost little to nothing because the end purchaser paid the final inflated price + profit margin to the retailer/OEM. I can't imagine any of the plaintiffs will be passing on the benefits of this case to the people who were actually ripped off.
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