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Aussie PS3 mod chips banned till 31 Aug

Australia's Federal Court has slapped a temporary ban on a handful of local retailers selling or importing hardware, commonly known as "mod chips", that allows unauthorised software to run on Sony's PlayStation 3.

August 29, 2010 by

Europe's new 'monopoly' tariff on Microsoft bypasses WTO

The European Commission has just levied a new $689,900,000 "fine" (read: tariff) on American software company Microsoft under the pretense of anti-trust which conveniently bypasses WTO agreements.  The Brussels based think tank Globalization Institute has published a paper (PDF) where it recommends a ban on OS (Operating System) bundling for all PCs sold in Europe.

September 25, 2007 by

Imagine a world without DRM

The anti-DRM movement wants to boycott or ban all restrictions on your rights to use digital content. It's a topic I expect to discuss with a lot of people at CES next week. How would a world without DRM work? What would happen to the cable and satellite TV industries, to movie and TV producers, to software manufacturers?

January 4, 2007 by

Selling used bits: German database ruling sets ugly music precedent

In scanning my RSS feed this morning (by the way, I now use the Web version of Newsgator to the exclusion of any thick-client solutions), I came across this little interesting tidbit from InfoWorld: A higher German court has ruled to uphold a decision by a lower court to ban the sale of used software licenses, in a case involving a subsidiary of Oracle....

August 4, 2006 by

M'sia to ban VCD sales in open places

Malaysia's anti-piracy unit has recommended that a ban on VCD sales in open places be implemented immediately to fight the proliferation of illegal software and pornographic films.

August 6, 2001

USC bucks growing MP3 ban

In a move that bucks a nationwide trend, the University of Southern California will announce next week that it will not ban the use of popular MP3 trading software Napster.The move comes after USC officials held a town meeting with its student body on Feb.

July 28, 2000 by

Legal advice on the Net? Not in Texas

According to Matt Richtel, of The New York Times, a controversial group of Texas lawyers, deputized by the state to protect citizens against unauthorized legal advice, has lost its battle to ban the sale of the popular self-help legal software package Quicken Family Lawyer '99. But the group may yet face a showdown with Nolo Press, a pioneer publisher of do-it-yourself legal advice that has branched out into software and the Internet.

September 3, 1999

US Report: Judge denies Microsoft request for private depositions

The judge overseeing the antitrust suit between government antitrust officials and Microsoft on Wednesday denied further attempts by the software giant to ban spectators and the press from pre-trial testimony, but also invited the company to appeal his decision.Microsoft did appeal, immediately after the end of the hearing in which the judge made his decision.

August 13, 1998 by

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