Monday, July 17, 2006

Tech Giveth and Tech Taketh Away: Skype in China

A Chinese company claims to have reverse-engineered Skype Voice Over Internet protocols. There are 2 points: 1) The unpatented software used by Skype is not illegal to crack, and thus open the company to Chinese competition; 2) The Chinese government can use the information to block Skype telephony in their country. If you look at the blog that scooped this story, link, you find a note that the blogger has investments in a competitor VOIP company, VOZIN. It is an interesting note, though.

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