Friday, July 31, 2009

Skype no More?

All the free phone calls and video conference around the world will soon dissapear if Ebay (Skype Owner) lost its legal battle for its key software technology.

"LONDON, England (CNN) -- A legal battle has put the future of Skype in jeopardy, according to eBay, which owns the online communications system.

If Skype loses the right to use a key part of its software and can't create an adequate replacement, "Skype's business as currently conducted would likely not be possible," eBay said in its quarterly filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

There is no sign of Skype disappearing soon -- a relief to the more than 480 million registered users who have video or telephone conversations online through the technology.

But the battle with Joltid, the company that created the piece of technology at issue, shows no sign of being resolved anytime soon, either.

A trial is scheduled for June 2010, eBay said in the SEC filing."

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2 comments:

  1. Hey, I thought that you had to pay for Skype?

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  2. Not if the other person also use Skype. People even use this for conference call internationally.

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