Wal-Mart to settle DVD price abuse case for $27M; Vonage offers free calls to Santa Claus

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> Wal-Mart will settle a case for $27 million that alleges it and Netflix worked to inflate prices to rent and buy DVDs. Article

> Vonage kicked off the Christmas holiday season by offering free calls to Santa from a Vonage home phone line. Release

> BT's competitors say that its new wholesale FTTH Physical Infrastructure Access (PIA) service comes with too many restrictions. Article

> India's telecom secretary R Chandrasekhar said that the country's new telecom policy will be unveiled in January. Article

> The Coalition Against Domain Name Abuse (CADNA) supports the NTIA's decision to hold an open bid for the new Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) contract. Release

And finally ... Major porn sites, including YouPorn, PornHub, Brazzers, Xtube and Playboy.com, are suing ICANN over the .xxx top-level domain name (TLD). Article