2011: The year in words

We round up the top quotes of 2011.

"If big business obtains a legal opinion which says it is ok to break the law, CPS will not prosecute on grounds of no criminal intent.

"This is a very dangerous decision by the CPS which could have incredibly far reaching consequences and is completely unacceptable."

Anti-Phorm campaigner Alexander Hanff, unhappily responding to news BT and Phorm had escaped CPS prosecution.

May

"As a company we - and I - apologise for the inconvenience and concern caused by this attack."We are absolutely dedicated to restoring full and safe service as soon as possible and rewarding you for your patience. We will settle for nothing less."

Sony CEO Sir Howard Stringer, apologising for the recent hacks. An apology many argued was too little, too late.

June

"Google repeatedly rejected the reasonable licensing terms that Sun offered and ultimately chose to wilfully infringe Oracle's intellectual property and release the Java-based Android platform."

Oracle, accusing Google of infringing Java patents and demanding $2.6 million in damages.

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