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Articles tagged with: ruling

Microsoft To Pay $70 M To Alcatel In Patent Ruling

The patent war is not new is US. Almost everyone is suing someone else for some goddamn reason. The patent war between Alcatel-Lucent and Microsoft is also not new. There had been a number of clashes between the two companies ever since 2002 when Alcatel sued Gateway and Dell and Microsoft jumped in to help the two companies.

According to a recent federal ruling, Microsoft is bound to pay $70 million to Alcatel-Lucent by the order of a San Diego federal judge for the patent infringement which was originally filed by engineers at AT&T in 2003. The patent dealt with data entry on computer screen without using a keyboard.

Oracle Sues Google For Android Ad Revenue

Oracle Corporation has slammed a case against Google, in attempts of snagging a large portion of Google’s ad revenue through Android’s mobile operating system. Oracle reasons that Google’s Android stole seven of the former’s Java patents, and in a way, they’re seeking damages.

Oracle expert, Lain Cockburn, presents the case. Google denied the allegations in a filing made Monday through the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California, stating that Cockburn’s statements are unreliable and misleading.

Your Money Is No Longer Safe At The Bank

According to newser, hackers managed to steal over $300,000 from a client’s Ocean Bank account, but according to a Maine judge’s ruling, the bank is not responsible. The judge understood that the bank didn’t follow the best security practices, but rules that the customer should have done more to protect the account. What?! Did a judge just blame the customer for choosing to trust a bank with his money?

The hackers got access to Patco Construction (the victims) Company’s banking credentials by sending a malicious e-mail to employees and then installing a password-stealing Trojan.

France Bans Words, ‘Twitter’ And ‘Facebook’ From TV/Radio

France has, and continues to ban the names of both social networking sites from being spoken on radio or television, unless of course, the terms are part of a news story. Before you go crazy, the reasoning isn’t quite as absurd as our use of “Freedom Fries.”

The ban dates back to a 1992 decree (law issued by head of state) that claims the mentioning of such names as an act of advertising. France believes that saying “Facebook” or “Twitter” is preferential toward successful social networking sites, and takes the spotlight from other lesser known social networking sites.

When Trolling Goes Too Far, Consequences Emerge

According to the Brisbane Times, a man has been jailed for 7.5 months and has five more to go before he is released. What was he jailed for? Trolling on Facebook. Now, when we think about trolling, we are usually thinking about the milder form of some guy using really dry humor to get a rise out of people. I’ll even admit to having trolled a few times over Internet forums because I find nothing wrong with dry humor, except that it sometimes annoys other people. However, 29-year-old Paul Hampson, the man who was jailed, took “trolling” to the extreme when he…

Ruling Prevents Google From Creating Universal Library

For those of you using Android phones, you’ll notice that you can download a number of free books from the Amazon App store. Google has already made millions of titles available had no charge, classics ranging from Newton to Shakespeare, many of these titles can be downloaded for free. Google hopes to one day archive all books ever published for free. But the courts don’t seem to agree. Judge Denny Chin, a US district attorney claims that Google’s goal is not “fair, adequate, and reasonable.” Google has already made…