Neowin News Feed for: Ruling Neowin News Feed for: Ruling en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Apple suffers major defeat as judge rules that Fortnite's "banana man" can be naked in court <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>U.S. federal court Judge Rogers has ruled that Fortnite&#039;s naked &quot;banana man&quot;, affectionately known as &quot;Peely&quot;, can appear naked in court, should he grace us with his presence in the future. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Sat, 11 Sep 2021 08:00:01 +0000 Court: Epic Games breached contract but Apple must allow external payment methods <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A court ruling in the Epic Games vs. Apple case states that the latter must allow external payment methods. Meanwhile, Epic Games has been ordered to pay over $3 million for breach of contract. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Fri, 10 Sep 2021 17:52:01 +0000 U.S. judge denies the government's push to ban WeChat in the country <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>U.S. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler has denied the appeal of the government to reverse the previous allowance of WeChat to operate in the U.S. The government has appealed against Beeler&#039;s decision. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Hamza Khan) Sat, 24 Oct 2020 05:06:02 +0000 Facebook told to stop tracking non-users in Belgium <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Facebook has been told by a Belgian court that it must stop tracking non-users around the web and immediately destroy their data. Facebook faces daily fines if it refuses to comply. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Fri, 16 Feb 2018 19:24:02 +0000 New ruling by U.S. judge could make embedding a tweet a copyright violation <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A ruling by a New York federal court this week about a Tom Brady image could upend internet tradition as it suggests embedding a tweet containing an image could be seen as copyright infringement. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Muhammad Jarir Kanji) Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:57:48 +0000 Facebook found in violation of privacy laws according to new court ruling <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A German court has found that Facebook was in violation of the country&#039;s privacy laws over the default settings for location sharing and its search facility, alongside ambiguity in its user agreement. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Muhammad Jarir Kanji) Wed, 14 Feb 2018 07:56:01 +0000 Songwriters to get larger cut from streaming services <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A new court ruling means that songwriters will now be entitled to 15% of music revenue via streaming services, this is up from 10%. The decision could hurt Spotify as it already loses money. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Sun, 28 Jan 2018 08:36:31 +0000 UK residents will soon be able to claim 10Mbps internet as a legal right <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The UK government has announced a decision that would classify a 10Mbps broadband connection as a legal right for all residents, ensuring internet access to those living in rural areas. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Muhammad Jarir Kanji) Wed, 20 Dec 2017 14:16:01 +0000 The sale of piracy-configured media boxes is now illegal, rules European Court of Justice <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>In a decision that&#039;s bound to have repercussions throughout the Union, the European Court of Justice has ruled that the sale of media boxes pre-configured for piracy is now illegal. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Florin Bodnarescu ) Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:22:01 +0000 Samsung wants to turn the tides in its patent war with Apple at the Supreme Court <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Samsung vs Apple patent battle is only intensifying as time goes on, and the South Korean tech giant is pretty confident that it can turn the tides on the recent rulings. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Adrian Potoroaca) Tue, 15 Dec 2015 19:02:02 +0000 Turkish Ministry calls for nationwide ban of Minecraft <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A ministry in Turkey has called for a nationwide ban of Minecraft after the results of their report depicted it as being &quot;too violent&quot;. The ruling is under consideration from Turkish courts. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Tue, 10 Mar 2015 14:32:01 +0000 Microsoft strikes back at US government with PR campaign <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>In the middle of an appeals process, Microsoft is trying to fight back against the US government&#039;s demand on the company&#039;s customers&#039; data, by going on a PR campaign to get the public on its side. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Tue, 16 Dec 2014 08:12:01 +0000 Google will soon start removing links in line with 'right to be forgotten' <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/485818937google2_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>Google received over 50,000 requests after the &#039;right to be forgotten&#039; ruling, and will begin removing search results soon - but while links will be hidden in Europe, they&#039;ll remain visible elsewhere. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:40:43 +0000 UK Court orders blocking of more "illegal" websites <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1323574724pirate_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>The UK High Court strikes back: Following last years ruling that The Pirate Bay and its known addresses must be blocked by all major ISPs, the Court has now added three other sites to the ruling. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Thu, 28 Feb 2013 11:38:51 +0000 Apple wins summary judgement against Psystar <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/pystar-logo-mj.png" alt="" /></div>A judge has ruled in favor of Apple in it's copyright-infringement case against Psystar, who build and sell Mac clones running Apple's OS X. According to CNET, the ruling does not include an injunction against... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Matthew Hopson) Mon, 16 Nov 2009 10:37:33 +0000 Open Source Advocates Hail Appeals Court Ruling <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/nw_dailynews-new.gif" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 15 Aug 2008 16:37:02 +0000 Microsoft ruling may not bolster Europe's new case <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A landmark court ruling which last year backed the European Commission's last competition action against Microsoft may not be as helpful in its current action as has been widely thought, according to a competition lawyer.... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Mon, 21 Jan 2008 10:53:13 +0000 Court Backs FCC in Verizon Broadband Ruling <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sat, 08 Dec 2007 02:14:26 +0000 Microsoft won't appeal European antitrust ruling <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has decided not to appeal last month's appeal ruling against it from the Court of First Instance (CFI) and has finally agreed to comply with the European Commission's 2004 antitrust ruling that sparked the... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Mon, 22 Oct 2007 16:13:37 +0000 Microsoft's Ballmer, Smith on impact of EU ruling <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Will Microsoft change its approach to Windows development? Will it think twice next time before adding new functionality that could compete with standalone programs? Those are a couple of the big questions following the denial... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Wed, 19 Sep 2007 09:52:03 +0000 EU will wait for Microsoft appeal before ruling on antitrust <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>European Union regulators will decide whether Microsoft has complied with a 2004 antitrust order after a court rules on the company's appeal in September, the EU's antitrust chief said. European Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes has... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tom Warren) Wed, 04 Jul 2007 07:27:59 +0000 Google Appeals Belgian Copyright Ruling <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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,... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 03 Jul 2007 20:15:51 +0000 Vonage files to vacate patent ruling <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 01 May 2007 22:06:03 +0000 Court Ruling Could Crimp Security Features In Next-Gen DVDs <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A judge has ruled that Kaleidescape Incorporated did not breech its contract with the DVD Copy Control Association over its use of the consortium's Content Scramble System and due to poor wording in the documents... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sat, 31 Mar 2007 19:38:22 +0000 Verizon ruling could be hard on Vonage <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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.... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sun, 11 Mar 2007 22:48:46 +0000 Patent ruling threatens Microsoft Office <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft may have to pull its Office suite from the shelves in South Korea as a result of losing a patent lawsuit in that country, according to published reports. Several news outlets reported Monday that... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Tue, 28 Nov 2006 13:14:38 +0000 S.Korea Delays Microsoft Ruling <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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)... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 23 Nov 2005 21:00:00 +0000 Microsoft Loses in Eolas Patent Ruling <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 29 Sep 2005 23:28:41 +0000 Microsoft, Europeans argue over ruling <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 14 Apr 2005 14:34:10 +0000 EU court ruling on Microsoft could come by mid-Nov. <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sun, 24 Oct 2004 04:09:16 +0000 Blizzard wins ruling against BnetD <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 06 Oct 2004 23:02:09 +0000 Justice Dept. won't appeal Oracle ruling <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 01 Oct 2004 21:29:01 +0000 EFF challenge privacy ruling <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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,... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 07 Sep 2004 14:24:38 +0000 Judge to Make Critical Ruling in EU-Microsoft Case <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 26 Jul 2004 17:05:47 +0000 SCEE Wins in Ruling Against Mod Chips <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Big thanks goes out to Mr. Peabody for spotting this first. Sony has scored a huge victory in the war against mod chips in Europe. A judge in the British High Court... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 22 Jul 2004 14:48:43 +0000 Microsoft to request stay of EC ruling <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 24 Jun 2004 14:55:13 +0000 Microsoft Files Appeal of Antitrust Ruling <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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,... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 08 Jun 2004 14:22:04 +0000 Xerox To Appeal PalmOne Ruling <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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. &quot;We intend to appeal,&quot; Xerox spokesperson Christa Carone told... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 25 May 2004 19:59:20 +0000 Ruling clears way for Lindows trial <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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. ... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 24 May 2004 17:33:36 +0000 Microsoft commentary slams EU ruling <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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 &quot;new law&quot; that could hurt others in the technology... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Thu, 22 Apr 2004 08:30:04 +0000