Lawsuit Could be Death Knell to Skype

July 31, 2009

(ChattahBox)— The future of Skype, the popular Internet phone and video program may be in peril, if the company loses a lawsuit with the creator of a vital piece of Skype software. This would be devastating news for the millions of people that use the service owned by eBay, to reach out and touch someone from all over the Globe.

Skype is battling with Joltid, the company that developed an important piece of software, vital to the continued operation of Skype. Joltid contends Skype broke the terms of the licensing agreement and the company attempted to terminate it. Skype sued claiming the company couldn’t legally terminate the agreement.

Joltid counter-sued with a breach of contract claim and that’s where the legal battle stands at the moment, until the trial in June of next year.

Although Skype is attempting to develop a replacement for the Joltid technology, it may not be possible. eBay recently made a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission saying, “Skype’s business as currently conducted would likely not be possible,” if an adequate replacement technology was not found.

For now, Skype is able to operate normally and users needn’t worry, but the future status of the lawsuit is unknown.



One Response to “Lawsuit Could be Death Knell to Skype”

  1. Comedy Blog on August 2nd, 2009 11:15 pm

    Oh my god what will we ever do without Skype

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