Feeds

Aureal responds to Creative Labs suit

Agreement sought on acceptible levels of misinformation

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Security and trust: The backbone of doing business over the internet

Soundcard specialist Aureal has responded to arch-rival Creative Labs' allegations that it engaged in false advertising and made misstatements about Creative products (see Creative sues Aureal. Again). Aureal suggests both parties come to the table and hammer out their differences regarding the claims each has made about the others' products. "We challenge Creative to join us in efforts to clarify information published by both our companies regarding both companies' products," said Brendan O'Flaherty, Aureal's VP and general counsel. It's more likely they'll end up hammering each other, such is the apparent animus between the two parties, founded on a series of suits and countersuits that has been running throughout the year. Aureal denies making knowingly false claims about Creative's SoundBlaster Live! Card, the subject of its rival's suit. In fact, it claims to have derived the information it published from Creative's own publicly available product description material. It says it modifies any inaccuracies or adjustments as and when they are brought to its attention. Creative, says Aureal, didn't do so, preferring instead to call in the lawyers. "Creative seems to prefer to bring these issues to a courthouse rather than resolving them either directly or in the marketplace," said O'Flaherty. "They and other competitors have made and published misleading statements regarding Aureal's technology in the past. If we ran to a judge each time this happened, no one would have time to develop products." All of which is dangerously close to the 'we both tell lies about each other, but at least we don't go running to teacher when it happens to us' argument. Expect Creative to respond with a 'my dad's bigger than your dad' statement shortly... ® Click for more stories

New hybrid storage solutions

More from The Register

next story
Phones 4u slips into administration after EE cuts ties with Brit mobe retailer
More than 5,500 jobs could be axed if rescue mission fails
JINGS! Microsoft Bing called Scots indyref RIGHT!
Redmond sporran metrics get one in the ten ring
Driving with an Apple Watch could land you with a £100 FINE
Bad news for tech-addicted fanbois behind the wheel
Murdoch to Europe: Inflict MORE PAIN on Google, please
'Platform for piracy' must be punished, or it'll kill us in FIVE YEARS
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Found inside ISIS terror chap's laptop: CELINE DION tunes
REPORT: Stash of terrorist material found in Syria Dell box
Sony says year's losses will be FOUR TIMES DEEPER than thought
Losses of more than $2 BILLION loom over troubled Japanese corp
Show us your Five-Eyes SECRETS says Privacy International
Refusal to disclose GCHQ canteen menus and prices triggers Euro Human Rights Court action
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Security and trust: The backbone of doing business over the internet
Explores the current state of website security and the contributions Symantec is making to help organizations protect critical data and build trust with customers.