The cities of Hamburg and Berlin are to launch a new legal initiative to protect owners of WLAN networks from litigation if intruders commit offences on their network.
The German View
From SAP and Software AG to startups, a look at the new developments in the largest economy of Western Europe from an insider's perspective.
From the day he brought home a modem and dialed in to a local BBS in 1991, Michael has been obsessed with technology and how it enables collaboration. He has a master's degree in journalism from UC Berkeley, and has worked in and around the technology start-up scenes in San Francisco and Berlin.
Germany's parliament has backed a proposal to put black boxes, which gather information from vehicles involved in accidents, in all of the country's new cars.
SAP could be gearing up for a shopping spreed, after co-CEO Jim Hagemann Snabe told a German newspaper that one-third of revenue growth should come from acquisitions.
Members of the German Pirate Party are appealing to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg to overturn a German ruling that prevents pre-paid phones being bought anonymously.
Germany's top court has ruled that ISPs must hand over the names and addresses of file sharers if rights holders ask for them – regardless of how much music has been shared.
Data protection officials in Germany are unimpressed with Facebook's use of facial recognition technology and have reopened their inquiry into the company
German ECM vendor Easy Software has recommended its shareholders spurn a proposed takeover bid, with its ex-CEO and chairman facing separate investigations
Software AG, Germany’s second largest IT vendor, wants to build up its services business and to use the opportunities of the talent pool in India
SAP has announced that version 4.0 of its cloud ERP suite is on the way, and will be bringing additional functionality and coming to four new European countries
In Germany, representatives of the creative industries are demanding extra duties on devices that could potentially store pirated content in a move that could add euros to the cost of everything from hard disks to USB sticks
Germany's top court has ruled that file-hosting service Rapidshare must strengthen its anti-piracy measures after a pirated copy of the Atari title Alone in the Dark was found on its servers
A decision in the Court of Justice of the European Union allowing the resale of software licences caused strong reactions in Germany. Oracle's lawyer said the company will fight on
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