Open Source Advocates Hail Appeals Court Ruling

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Free software advocates are praising a federal appeals ruling that allows greater protection for open-source software against copyright infringement. The case concerns a company, Kam Industries, that downloaded open-source code for use in a product...

Court Backs FCC in Verizon Broadband Ruling

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Today, an appeals court upheld a 2006 deadlocked decision by the Federal Communications Decision over whether Verizion could deregulate some of its commercial business lines. Under the arcane rules of the FCC, the previous 2-2...

Google Appeals Belgian Copyright Ruling

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Google Incorporated has scheduled an appeal for July 17 in its copyright dispute with Belgian newspaper publishers, although the two sides expect to request an extension while they try to resolve the conflict amicably. Copiepresse,...

Vonage files to vacate patent ruling

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Internet based phone company Vonage has asked the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington D.C. to vacate and remand a U.S. District Court's judgement and injunction against it in a patent dispute with Verizon. In...

Verizon ruling could be hard on Vonage

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On Thursday a jury decided that Vonage infringed on three of Verizon's patents regarding commercial VoIP services technology and ordered Vonage to pay $58 million in damages and a 5.5% royalty rate on future sales....

S.Korea Delays Microsoft Ruling

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South Korea's anti-trust agency said on Wednesday it was delaying a long-awaited ruling on Microsoft Corp.'s business practices to next week, after the review committee failed to reach an agreement. The Fair Trade Commission (FTC)...

Microsoft Loses in Eolas Patent Ruling

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Striking a blow to Microsoft, the U.S. Patent Office this week reaffirmed a key Web-browsing patent that the software maker is accused of infringing. In a decision made public Wednesday, the patent...

Microsoft, Europeans argue over ruling

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A year and a month after the European Union's landmark antitrust ruling against Microsoft, the software company has still not carried out either of the resulting orders, and this week the two sides argued over...

EU court ruling on Microsoft could come by mid-Nov.

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The European Union (E.U.) judge ruling on whether to suspend sanctions against Microsoft could deliver his verdict as early as mid-November, sources familiar with the process said Friday. Bo Vesterdorf, president of the E.U.'s Court...

Blizzard wins ruling against BnetD

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Federal court deems fan-run Starcraft servers in violation of Blizzard EULAs. Blizzard Entertainment has won a summary judgment in federal district court against members of the BnetD project. Initiated in 1998 by...

Justice Dept. won't appeal Oracle ruling

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The Justice Department announced Friday that it will not appeal a court ruling against it in the Oracle antitrust case, reducing the number of obstacles the software company must clear in its hostile takeover bid...

EFF challenge privacy ruling

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Back in June, a court ruled that a ISP who read users emails (without consent) had not acted illegally. Essentially, a Bookstore owner who offered free email accounts via his website monitored emails from competitors,...

Judge to Make Critical Ruling in EU-Microsoft Case

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Tomorrow Microsoft and the European Union will meet with an appeal judge to see if the sanctions imposed against Microsoft should be suspended. The European Union already fined Microsoft $613 million dollars, and added...

Microsoft to request stay of EC ruling

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Microsoft is to ask for a stay of the EC ruling that it must share information with its competitors, pending its appeal. The full appeal process - already filed with the Court of First Instance...

Microsoft Files Appeal of Antitrust Ruling

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Microsoft Corp. said Tuesday it has filed its appeal of the European Union's landmark antitrust decision, charging the changes in business practices demanded by EU regulators would undermine innovation and growth. The appeal, filed Monday,...

Xerox To Appeal PalmOne Ruling

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A federal court ruling that dismissed a seven-year-old patent infringement lawsuit against PalmOne's Graffiti handwriting recognition system will be appealed by Stamford, Connecticut-based Xerox Corporation. "We intend to appeal," Xerox spokesperson Christa Carone told...

Ruling clears way for Lindows trial

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Linux software maker Lindows said Monday that an appeals court had turned away an appeal from Microsoft in the two companies' ongoing trademark spat, setting the stage for a trial later this year. ...

Microsoft commentary slams EU ruling

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Aiming to portray itself as the victim of overreaching regulators, Microsoft on Wednesday released a position paper insisting that the European Union's antitrust sanctions amount to "new law" that could hurt others in the technology...

DOJ criticizes EU's ruling on Microsoft

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The European Commission's order for Microsoft Corp. to ship a version of Windows without the Windows Media Player could stifle innovation and help Microsoft's rivals instead of promoting fair competition, the U.S. Department of Justice's...

Ruling could be key to Microsoft's future

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The European Union's decision to force Microsoft to unbundle its media software from Windows could constitute a legal precedent that will affect the company's future products. The decision, handed down by European...

EU regulators to discuss EC's Microsoft ruling

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Competition regulators from the 15 European Union member states will gather in Brussels Monday to discuss the European Commission's negative draft ruling against Microsoft Corp. The draft ruling brands the company an abusive monopolist for...

FTC Appeals Rambus Ruling

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Staff lawyers at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission are appealing an administrative judge's decision to strike down antitrust charges against Rambus. On Friday, the FTC's Web site published a notice filed Monday by a lawyer...

Canada ruling won't stop music lawsuits

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A ruling in Canada declaring downloading music through peer-to-peer services legal, but uploading illegal, may do little to prevent the music industry from taking its own action against file swappers. That's because...

Microsoft appeals Java ruling

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Microsoft asked a federal appeals court on Wednesday to shelve a lower court order that would force it to start incorporating Sun Microsystems' Java programming language in its Windows operating system. The world's largest software...

Supreme Court stays DVD ruling

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The U.S. Supreme Court last week indicated its interest in a case involving a Texas citizen who was sued in California courts for posting software that can be used to illegally copy DVDs. ...

EU unlikely to follow US ruling on Microsoft

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Microsoft Corp., which expressed pleasure with District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly's antitrust ruling in the U.S. on Friday, is likely to be disappointed in its hopes that the U.S. ruling will set the tone for...

AOL loses Internet privacy ruling

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A Virginia Supreme Court ruled against America Online in its efforts to protect the identity of one of its 35 million subscribers by asking the court to quash a subpoena calling for the member's name...

Court delays ruling on suit against HP

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A Delaware court said Sunday it would issue a ruling in the next few days on whether it will throw out a lawsuit filed against Hewlett-Packard by dissident board member Walter Hewlett. ...

DVD hacker vows to keep challenging ruling

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Eric Corley, the central figure in the "DVD Hacker" case, who was barred by a court from posting online how to make copies of DVDs, vowed on Wednesday to keep fighting the copyright law the...

Cyber libel ruling threatens UK ISPs

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UK internet service providers could face a troubled future following a United States Supreme Court judgement on internet libel. The case of Prodigy.com in New York has highlighted the apparently diverging direction US and English...

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