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No authorisation required for hyperlinks to copyright works, CJEU says

The owner of a website does not require authorisation of the copyright holder to link to freely accessible copyright works on another site, even if Internet users get the impression that the work is appearing on the site that contains the link, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) said Thursday.

Written by Loek Essers13 Feb. 14 11:27

Mozilla plans to place ads in new Firefox tabs

Mozilla is going to show advertising to Firefox users to increase its sources of revenue that now mainly comes from Google, the company said Wednesday.

Written by Loek Essers12 Feb. 14 11:59

MoneyGram and Vodafone M-Pesa bring mobile remittances to new countries

MoneyGram and Vodafone have added a new way to remit money to mobile phone users in developing countries, linking the money-transfer service with the network operator's M-Pesa mobile wallet service. Other payment networks already offer similar services in some of the countries where M-Pesa operates.

Written by Loek Essers11 Feb. 14 14:15

US DOJ closes Samsung standards-essential patent probe

The Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has closed its investigation into attempts by Samsung Electronics to use standards-essential patents (SEPs) to ban Apple products from the U.S. market. A decision in a similar case in the European Union is expected to arrive in April, the European Commission said Monday.

Written by Loek Essers10 Feb. 14 13:10

Apple faces €1.57 billion patent damages claim in Germany

German patent licensing firm IPCom has accused Apple of infringing a patent on 3G technology and wants €1.57 billion (US$2.1 billion) in damages, the Mannheim Regional Court said Wednesday.

Written by Loek Essers05 Feb. 14 13:29