Morrissey And Forrester, Novell's law firm and known as the MoFo's, is a law firm. That means they represent whoever is footing the bill. No courtroom idealism, it's a job. And unfortunately, their job recently put them on the other side of digitial freedom. Karl Kramer was representing Funai, and arguing before the International Trade Commission, successfully got a ruling that prevents Vizio from importing hi-def TV's into the American market. The charge was that Vizio was infringing on Funai's patents. Funai felt they had every right, since the patents Funai was claiming had been overturned by the patent office. Didn't matter. Vizio says they are going to appeal the ruling.
My dear dad loves to tell me that we live in a free market economy. I don't think he's actually paying attention.