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European Union officially bans travelers from the United States

June 30th, 2020

The European Union confirmed on Tuesday that the US travel ban will continue into July, as the US is one of several countries that has failed to contain the spread of the virus. Brazil and Russia were also omitted from the list of approved countries, which includes Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, and …

Hyperlink Copyright Infringement

EU court decides not to ruin the Internet

February 13th, 2014

A European Union court ruled on Thursday that hyperlinks are not copyright infringement. In other words, the court decided not to ruin the Internet. In a case brought to our attention by TorrentFreak, the EU’s Court of Justice ruled in favor of Retriever Sverige AB, a service that collects links to free articles. Back in 2010, Swedish journalists were …

EU tells Google to stop rolling out privacy changes

February 3rd, 2012

Regulators with the European Union have asked Google to stop rolling out new privacy changes that the company originally introduced earlier this month. “Given the wide range of services you offer, and the popularity of these services, changes in your privacy policy may affect many citizens in most or all of the EU member states,” …

European Union to rule on Google’s planned Motorola Mobility buy on February 13th

January 19th, 2012

The European Union will decide on February 13th whether or not to give its blessing to Google’s planned purchase of Motorola Mobility. Google recently provided European courts with more information in support of the merger, Reuters said. The European Union suspended its review of the merger on December 12th pending Google’s submission of documents that are …

German court lifts EU ban on Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

August 16th, 2011

The Düsseldorf regional court in Germany announced on Tuesday that it is partially lifting its original injunction that banned Samsung from selling its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in all of the European Union except for the Netherlands. Samsung is now allowed to sell the tablet in the whole of the European Union except for Germany. …

Apple allegedly doctored evidence in patent case against Samsung

August 15th, 2011

Apple has managed to block sales of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia and in the European Union, but new evidence from Computerworld’s Dutch sister site Webwereld.nl suggests the iPad maker may be tampering with evidence. According to the report, Apple is using an image of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 that is purposely distorted …

Samsung to appeal EU Galaxy Tab 10.1 ban on August 25th

August 12th, 2011

Samsung will appeal a recent ruling by The Regional Court of Düsseldorf in Germany that bars the South Korean tablet maker from selling its Galaxy Tab 10.1 device in the whole of the European Union except for the Netherlands, The Wall Street Journal said on Friday. The appeal court date is set for August 25th. Samsung …

Apple blocks sale of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in EU

August 9th, 2011

German news outlet Financial Informer reported on Tuesday that Apple has won a preliminary injunction to stop the sale of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in the whole of the European Union except for the Netherlands. The Regional Court of Düsseldorf appears to have sided with Apple’s claims that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 infringes on intellectual …

FTC may investigate Google in antitrust case

April 6th, 2011

Google’s plan to acquire ITA Software may result in an antitrust probe by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), two sources speaking to Bloomberg said Tuesday. The FTC is currently waiting for the Justice Department to render a decision on whether or not the acquisition will stifle competition among firms competing for clicks in the …