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Apple Inc. just won the court ruling against the ban that got filed for the units of Samsung. The German court tried to stop Samsung from selling their ‘Galaxy 10.1 tablets in Europe’s biggest economy’.
Good thing for Apple, that they won the lawsuit. Samsung, on the other hand, vows to make an appeal with the jurisdiction. Both companies got locked with an international battle over smartphone and tablet rights since April.
Samsung’s Galaxy is the only device believed that can rival Apple’s portable products, having runaway success.
Samsung got disappointed by the court ruling and believed that the verdict limits the design innovation, as well as the progress in the industry.
The latter company promised that they are willing to take all the legal actions against their rival, Apple Inc., for violating the wireless technology patent of the world.
On Friday, Samsung handed with a temporary injunction, which stops Samsung Germany from selling the Galaxy 10.1 tablet in Germany.
However, all is not loss since the retailer, Media Markt can still sell the device by selling off existing stock or getting new supplies that come from the South Korean group’s parent Samsung International.
A court spokesman said that the ruling affects Samsung Germany and International, but not the retailers or the consumers.
According to the blogger, Florian Mueller that ‘the sales ban in Europe for Samsung Germany has no practical consequences.’
The German subsidiary also got the restriction from selling the tablets in Europe, which excludes the Netherlands where Apple asked for a separate injunction.
As Judge Johanna Brueckner-Hofmann gives out her decision, she said that the general impression of the tablet was the same as the design of Apple’s iPad.
Last month, there was a Dutch ruling that found that there is no violation for Samsung’s tablet.
Again, Apple just repeated its earlier statement that concludes that blatant copying is not right, and they need to protect Apple’s intellectual asset whenever other companies steal their ideas.
In a worldwide intellectual property battle, Apple has asserted the Galaxy line of mobile phones and tablets “slavishly” is a copy of the iPhone and iPad and has filed a suit against the Korean company in the United States, Australia, Japan and Korea also in Europe.
Samsung tried to counter the charge against them.
On Thursday, Apple tried to ban the Samsung branch in Japan by taking legal action to ban sales of some Samsung gadgets in Japan.
Paul Ceglia, the man who claims that he is half the owner of Facebook claimed that the world largest social networking site violated his rights. He accused Facebook of publishing some of his email password. According to the filed case of Ceglia, Facebook’s lawyers had some passwords to his Web-based email accounts in a court document reported on September 1 in federal court, in Buffalo, New York.
The papers got taken away from the public file the next day. Ceglia, who is presently living in Ireland, replaced the passwords, as stated by his lawyers Paul Argentieri and Jeffrey Lake. Counsel’s baffling bad behavior resulted in Ceglia’s email accessible to the general public for the 12 hours. Ceglia’s lawyers claimed that they have the intention of asking the court for permissions and attorneys fees, as reported by Bloomberg.
The password currently is part of the long battle between Ceglia and the Facebook. Last month, Facebook accused Ceglia of withholding electronic devices from the court. The social networking giant requested that the US Magistrate Judge Leslie Foschio should force Ceglia to turn his computers, files, and emails.
Less than two months ago, Facebook claims that they got the evidence needed to prove that the contract got fabricated. When Facebook’s lawyers pleaded that the document be resubmitted to the courtyard because of improper redaction, it produced the blacked out text passed on to an “authentic contract” and “storage devices” that Facebook states Ceglia is deliberately hiding from the company, in breach of a court order.
Facebook noted that the original “authentic contract” involving Mark Zuckerberg and Paul Ceglia. Facebook then created the said contract, without even mentioning the company’s name “Facebook at the time of the creation of the contract. The social networking giant reportedly believe that the allegedly genuine contract can be find on Ceglia’s computer but on the email servers of a Chicago-based law company, Sidley Austin, as well. Facebook accuses that Ceglia emailed the real contract to Sidely Austin back in 2004.
Foschio said Ceglia must let Facebook’s experts in examining his Web-based email accounts, which he said he used to correspond with Zuckerberg in 2003 and 2004 and later stored saved on floppy disks. Only then will Zuckerberg be compulsory to turn over 175 emails from his Harvard University account. Ceglia and his team have long been waiting for those emails for weeks, and once more they have hit a delay. The case would be delayed for five days, which is long enough for Ceglia handing over his electronic material.
Latest reports by McAfee, the security maker for computer systems, say that Android is the platform that is most attacked by malware when compared to any other platform. According to the report, in the second quarter, there was a 76% increase in the attacks by malware on android devices. This is the highest attacked mobile platform. The other major operating system, iOS developed by Apple Inc is much safer. Security concerns regarding Android devices have been doing round since the very beginning. The attacks on android are easier because the app store of the operating system does not apply stringent screening measures before allowing apps in the store. This is also the reason why companies and corporate offices prefer using Apple devices.
Israel Government finally allowed Google to monitor their street through the use of cars with mounted camera on it. The images are going to be sent to Google maps, so Google can provide a clearer view of the area.
The decision got taken from the previous week by Israel’s data security watchdog, ILITA that gave Google Street View the rights to send their cars to monitor the street of Israel. The cars are going to collect a series of photo from any area that it goes.
The concept of Street View, launched in 2006, allows Google Map users view panoramic street sights on the site, letting the users take a virtual on key cities on any country they want to research.
Panoramic images shot by cars that come with exceptional cameras, allowing the cars to automatically photograph an area while running through the streets. The images then sent and processed in the US, where different facts such as faces and registration plates gets robotically blurred prior to publishing the picture on Google Maps.
gooHowever, it is not sweet ride for Google as many countries opposed to the idea that the giant company would take a photograph on every corner of their cities. Many got concerned over the random photographs taken by the car.
In its decision, ILITA expects that Street View offer the public with a consistent way to appeal for the blurring some key details before it gets published over the Internet.
The government agency also requested that the public be informed about the whereabouts and the route of the high-tech car. It would also help if the cars has a distinct marked which lets people know that it belongs to Google.
The decision came six months following the event that the ministers addressed the concerns that the online mapping tool can be exploited. Letting the enemy of the state, get a close-up three-dimensional view of places all over the country. The concern of ministers is that it could be used by some bad elements in targeting cities in the Jewish state.
However, the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) expressed their fears over the decision, warning everyone that would cause people’s right to privacy to disappear.
ACRI thinks that it is a shame since the justice ministry not able to learn from the bad experiences in Europe that the service has done. In Europe, the people learned that authorities can not protect them from getting exploited by international corporations.
In the preceding year, Google confessed that the Street View cars manage to grab too many pictures of the said country. The pictures then sent over to the unsecured wireless networks that include email and passwords.