9/23/2006

GPL Successfully Defended in German Court

Filed under: — Aviran Mordo

The GPL Violations Project, based in Germany, have won (subject to appeal) a court case against D-Link, who had allegedly distributed parts of the Linux kernel in a product in a way which contravened the GPL. D-Link had claimed that the GPL was not ‘legally binding’ but have now agreed to cease and desist, and refrain from distributing the infringing product, a network attached storage device

Source: Slashdot

Sony investigates notebook fire

Filed under: — Aviran Mordo

Japanese electronics maker Sony said on Saturday it is investigating a fire incident on a Lenovo laptop PC that reportedly used a Sony-made battery.

Media reports said a Lenovo notebook computer equipped with a Sony battery caught fire at Los Angeles International Airport last weekend.

Source: Yahoo

Google posts copyright judgement on Belgian websites

Filed under: — Aviran Mordo

The US Internet portal Google complied with a court order and posted on its Belgian websites a copyright ruling that went against the giant online information provider.

A Belgian tribunal on Friday had ordered Google to post the judgement, which appeared Saturday on the search engine’s “google.be” site and its information site “news.google.be”.

On September 5, a lower court ordered Google News to stop reproducing content from French-language and German-language newspapers in Belgium on its Belgian site.

The Californian group, under threat of one-million-euro-a-day fines, more or less complied with that ruling, although there was some grumbling about its archive section.

Google was also liable to pay another half a million euros per day if it failed to publish the ruling on its Belgian site continuously for five days.

Google lawyers had called that decision “completely disproportionate”.

A new hearing on the more substantive issue of publishing material is scheduled for November 24.

Source: AFP

New Build of Windows Vista Released

Filed under: — Aviran Mordo

Microsoft released an interim build of Windows Vista to its usual testers, as well as to100,000 of the participants in its Customer Preview Program, on September 22.

Build 5728 was delivered to testers via TechBeta, TechNet, TAP and MSDN, while the 100,000 CPP participants were chosen at random to get even greater diversity in the feed-back

Source: eWeek

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