Summary: Opposition to the so-called ‘EU patent’ may come from the European Court of Justice and from Italy
EUROPE is not unique among continents that are besieged by corporate interests from overseas.
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
European Court of Justice gave a preliminary opinion that will have far-reaching implications in the fight against overaggressive copyright monopoly abusers. It is not a final verdict, but the advocate general’s position; the Court generally follows this. The Advocate Generals says that no ISP can be required to filter the Internet, and particularly not to enforce the copyright monopoly.
The European Court of Justice (ECJ), the top court in the European Union, has ruled that an EU-wide law that requires telecoms companies to store user-data for up to two years so it can be handed over to law enforcement authorities is invalid. Read More
In what is clearly a marketing-driven exercise of its own, Adspert, the web-based bid management tool for Google AdWords campaigns, has released a free iOS app to enable marketing managers and the like to monitor their AdWords campaigns on-the-go.
Dubbed “Adspert Real-Time”, the app allows users to see an up-to-date review of the performance of their Google AdWords campaigns, providing
Facebook has won a court challenge against its real names policy in Germany. Yesterday an administrative court in the North of Germany granted Facebook’s request for “suspensive effect” against a ruling, made by Schleswig-Holstein’s Data Protection Commissioner, that Facebook’s real names policy was violating German and European law. The court ruled that German data p
Last week's European court ruling in the case of Oracle versus Usedsoft that the trading of "used" software licenses is legal and that the author of such software cannot oppose any resale could provoke a shake-up of the apps market, according to experts.
Written by: Graeme Philipson | Published in: RegulationTPG has won a victory in a court appeal against an ACCC ruling. But the court’s original finding that some TPG’s advertisements were misleading still stands.