Appeal Court rejects iPod levy

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The Federal Court of Appeal has rejected a controversial levy that would have raised the price of MP3 players, cellphones and computers. The FCA, which released its decision Thursday, said the Copyright Board — a...

WLMessenger network rejects .Mac e-mail addresses

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Microsoft's instant messaging network is rejecting existing users of Windows Live Messenger when they try to sign in with a .Mac e-mail address. "Because of a recent system update, you must change the email address...

Yahoo Rejects Microsoft Search Offer

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Yahoo CEO Terry Semel has revealed he recently rebuffed Microsoft's attempt to bag a stake in the company. Although the Yahoo boss didn't confirm what form the speculated overtures took, he slapped down the idea...

Court Rejects 'Mere Think Tanks' in Microsoft Case

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Several allies of Microsoft have lost a bid to intervene in the software giant's antitrust case before a European Union court, which dismissed them as "mere think tanks", court documents showed on Friday. The Court...

Patent Office Rejects NTP Claim in RIM Case

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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (UPTO) hasrejected an NTP patent that is part of the ongoing legal spat betweenthe company and Research in Motion. NTP contends that RIM's popularBlackBerry wireless device infringes five of...

Dell Rejects Spyware Charge

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Dell has rejected allegations that it's PCs come pre-loaded with an intrusive application that spies on users' surfing habits. The equipment manufacturer said there was nothing untoward about My Way Search Assistant despite complaints from...

Europe rejects patent proposal

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The European Parliament has rejected a controversial measure that would have legalized software patents in the European Union. A government representative said that 648 out of 729 members of the European Parliament...

NBA rejects EA exclusivity proposal - report

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America's National Basketball Association (NBA) has rejected an approach by publisher Electronic Arts over a possible exclusivity arrangement, according to gaming website IGN. EA and the NBA have yet to confirm or deny the report....

Apache rejects Sender ID technology

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Apache have written an open letter to the IETF regarding the Sender ID proposal. Sender ID is a technology designed to reduce spam on the internet. Although well designed and a technology that could do...

EC (Europe) rejects Microsoft's CD offer

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The European Commission's antitrust investigators have not been impressed by Microsoft's suggestion of distributing rivals' software, according to sources. The European Commission has rejected Microsoft's offer to settle its antitrust case by putting competitors' software...

Court rejects Msfreepc.com submissions

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Activewin has posted a link to a court ruling on the controversial MSfreepc.com website. The court ruled that submissions for free software (and PCs) made via the site were not legitimate, and as such all...

Judge rejects subpoenas in music-use case

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A federal judge rejected an attempt by the recording industry to uncover the names of Boston College and MIT students suspected of online music piracy. U.S. District Judge Joseph L. Tauro said Friday...

Judge rejects class-action in Microsoft suits

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A federal judge on Monday rejected class-action status for more than 60 consumer lawsuits pending against Microsoft, but allowed a more limited lawsuit alleging overpricing to proceed. According to the ruling issued...

Court rejects Microsoft's bid to kill case

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Microsoft's request to dismiss the antitrust case being pursued against it by nine states and the District of Columbia was denied by a federal judge on Wednesday. Microsoft had asked U.S. District...

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