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Should APIs be copyrighted?

Latest court ruling states Oracle can be granted copyright protection for its Java APIs, opening up a legal precedent that could affect the thousands of APIs out there.

May 9, 2014 by

Azul Zing kicks Java up a notch

Java application performance depends upon the Java Virtual Machine being able to quickly create, use and then destroy pieces of data. Azul Systems has taken its decade of experience building Java acceleration systems and built a new JVM based upon Oracle's HotSpot technology.

August 24, 2012 by

We didn't know Sun had patents: Google

While Google is trying to move for a mistrial for the copyrights segment of its legal battle over Java APIs with Oracle, it's time to move full steam ahead to the next round.

May 8, 2012

Google's Page plays hardball with Oracle

Google CEO Larry Page returned to a San Francisco court to take the stand as a witness in the legal battle between Google and Oracle over patents and copyrights related to Java.

April 18, 2012

HTC gets injunction against German patent firm

HTC has won a temporary injunction against the German patent licensing firm IPCom, forcing it to stop threatening retailers with legal action for stocking HTC's 3G-capable products.The Taiwanese manufacturer said on Friday that IPCom's threats were "unjustified".

December 19, 2011 by

Verizon joins in Samsung's fight against Apple

The US mobile network operator Verizon Wireless has stepped into the legal battle between Apple and Samsung, asking a Californian court not to ban Samsung's 4G Android devices over alleged patent infringement.In July, Apple filed with the US District Court for the Northern District of California for a preliminary injunction against Samsung's Galaxy S 4G, Infuse 4G and Droid Charge smartphones, as well as its Galaxy Tab 10.

September 26, 2011 by

Google hit with fresh French antitrust claims

A search company has made fresh antitrust complaints against Google to the European Commission, alleging that Google blocked some of its rivals from using its Adsense advertising platform.On Tuesday, 1plusV — the publisher of legal search engine eJustice.

February 22, 2011 by

WSO2 offerings add zest to Carbon 3.0 platform for BPM, cloud construction

BPS enables developers to easily compose and orchestrate business processes using WS-BPEL. Version 2.0 adds support for two emerging open source human-centric process specifications, which are currently under OASIS standardization review. Additional new features include Scheduled instance cleanup, Java Message Service (JVM) API support, and XML Path extension support.

August 2, 2010 by

Why the EU's "browser ballot" is a bad idea

After a legal wrangle that's lasted almost a year, Microsoft and antitrust investigators from the European Union have signed off on a ballot screen concept designed to Windows users the opportunity to download alternatives to Internet Explorer. While I believe that browser diversification is a good thing, I feel the approached used here is a flawed one, and will make Windows user more vulnerable to malware.

December 17, 2009 by

Real appeals injunction against RealDVD; says judge erred

Real has filed an appeal in its legal battle with the Motion Picture Association of America, arguing that a judge erred when she agreed to a preliminary injunction to halt sales of a DVD-copying program called RealDVD.In legal documents filed in the U.

November 10, 2009 by

EIC Podcast: Apple-Psystar; Cisco vs. Microsoft; DNC; Dell

On this week's EIC squared podcast Dan and I talk about that ongoing Apple-Psystar legal showdown, Cisco and Microsoft's collision course, the Democratic National Convention and Dell's plans for the cloud.On Wednesday Psystar--that little Mac clone maker in Florida--sued Apple for antitrust violations.

August 27, 2008 by

Defeating the Same Origin Policy part 2

In my first post in this series, I discussed the Same Origin Policy and how it protects us from some very serious attacks, the dangers of domain name based trust, and how to attack implementations of the Same Origin Policy within the Java Virtual Machine (JVM).  In order to demonstrate these concepts, I used two examples of real-world attacks against the Same Origin Policy implementation within the JVM.

March 24, 2008 by

Project Indiana: Could Sun outshine Microsoft's Silverlight?

At its JavaOne conference, which kicks off in San Francisco on May 8, Sun is promising a major technology unveiling, code-named "Project Indiana." It sounds like at least part of Sun's announcement could involve a deal with Adobe, via which Sun will be distributing the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) as part of Adobe Flash.

May 7, 2007 by

Google vs. Google on privacy, or not

Google is shrugging off the $1 billion "massive copyright infringement" Viacom lawsuit against YouTube.Will Google be as cavalier if antitrust and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) legal initiatives against the announced DoubleClick acquisition proceed as well?

April 22, 2007 by

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