SPOTLIGHT: HP to pay $14.5 million for lawsuit

Hewlett-Packard agreed to pay California $14.5 million to settle a lawsuit over the company's use of private detectives to acquire the phone records of board members and journalists. Techdirt points out that much of the money will go to fighting online music and video piracy, which seems hardly in keeping with the original plan for the money: Curbing privacy violations. Article

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