Google won an important court case in Australia on Wednesday when the country’s High Court ruled that the Internet behemoth did not violate fair trade law by allowing companies to purchase AdWords containing their competitor’s names.
Five judges of Australia’s High Court ruled unanimously in favor of Google, overturning a previous ruling from the Federal Court, which had ordered
In a decision that could have wide reaching consequences for Google, the Full Federal Court of Australia has declared that the dominant search giant has broken the law by publishing misleading or deceptive advertisements in response to search queries. The decision follows an appeal in October 2011 by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission against an earlier judgement which Google won.
Written by: Graeme Philipson | Published in: RegulationOptus has been denied leave in the High Court of Australia to appeal against a Federal Court decision which said its rebroadcasting of live sports through is TV Now service was illegal.
The High Court has granted 34 film and TV sector companies special right to appeal a February decision from the Federal Court which will see the companies again take on WA based internet service provider iiNet over alleged copyright infringement.
As much time as Google spends in court, they should have permanent offices in the courthouse. ;)
It's good news, bad news for Google. A federal appeals court agrees to rehear the Street View case but also affirms its earlier ruling that tech giant violated wiretap laws when collecting data for Street View.
US law on software patents is as chaotic as it's ever been. In May, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which takes all patent appeal cases, agreed to have an important case about software patents, Alice Corp. v.
A federal appeals court on Monday reversed a judge's decision that granted the copyright of the Unix computer operating system to Novell. A three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a judge erred in August 2007 by granting the copyright to Novell. The panel ordered a trial to determine ownership.
Just one month after Web based SMS messaging service provider SMS Global and its boss were fined $85,000 by the Federal Court of Australia for misleading customers, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued proceedings against the company in the Federal Court alleging contempt of court.