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Viacom, Joost strike Content Licensing Deal

It seems Joost has won the first battle with potential rival YouTube. Viacom, which includes entertainment companies MTV Networks' Comedy Central, Black Entertainment Television and Paramount Pictures, has announced a deal to license its programming... More...

Vista Licensing Terms Changed Significantly

Rejoice PC enthusiasts! In a drastic turn around from it's earlier Vista licensing model releases, Microsoft has announced today that the licensing terms for Windows Vista have been significantly changed to allow for much easier... More...

Microsoft Eyes Pay-as-You-Go Licensing

Microsoft Corp. officials are mulling potential changes to the company's enterprise volume licensing program that could let large systems integrators and service providers license software on behalf of their largest customers. Enterprises now must negotiate... More...

Microsoft Changes Software Licensing

Microsoft on Friday plans to announce changes to a licensing program for software communications protocols it created as part of its landmark antitrust settlement with the U.S. government, the company says. The changes include a... More...

SCO takes Linux licensing overseas

Companies outside the United States that use Linux now face the threat of legal action from the SCO Group, following the announcement Wednesday that SCO's licenses are available worldwide. SCO's Linux licensing program... More...

A FAT Licensing Uproar?

Analysis Microsoft's recent decision to pursue a royalty-bearing licensing strategy, which includes its internally developed FAT Allocation Table (FAT) file system (define), is stirring up new theories in the technology world. Where many industry watchers... More...

Opera strikes licensing deal with Adobe

Adobe Systems Inc. will include the cross-platform rendering engine from niche browser maker Opera Software ASA of Norway in its future products using the Macintosh and Windows operating systems, Opera announced Tuesday. "Our SSR (small-screen... More...

Microsoft broadens licensing terms

Microsoft on Friday outlined new terms under which other companies can gain access to Windows protocols, an important element in its antitrust settlement with the federal government. Last week, Microsoft said it... More...

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