All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Germany’

Google Summer Of Code Gets Over 1,000 Student Participants

Now that summer has begun for all those kids still in college, it’s high time to find a summer job. If you’re a programmer or developer in college, chances are you already have that summer job. Google Summer of Code exploded this year with over 1,000 students representing countries from all around the world. In its eighth year running, Summer …

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German Court Rules Phishing Victim at Fault

It would appear that German courts have little rational tolerance for various sorts of internet idiocy as of late, recently ruling that Youtube is responsible for its users when they upload copyrighted songs – and now a German Federal court in the town of Karlsruhe has just ruled that a victim of a phishing scam is responsible – for being …

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YouTube Loses German Royalties Case

YouTube, the most popular video platform on the web, has been taking some heat over music clip royalties as of late. It was recently reported that parody singer Weird Al Yankovic is suing Sony for $2.5 million, over videos of his the company had licensed to YouTube – and now the Google-owned streaming video site has lost a court battle …

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Google Finally Registers Gmail Name in Germany

Up until very recently, Google has been unable to register its ‘@gmail’ extension in Germany, and users were forced to type @googlemail.com when sending a message, all because the ‘G-mail’ name had been copyrighted in that country, long before Google likely even conceived of its webmail service. Though, it’s been reported that Google was able to finally settle with the …

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German Tree is Adorned with 10,000 Decorative Eggs

Decorating trees with eggs is a German tradition and Volker Kraft has taken this observance to a whole new level by adorning a tree with 10,000 ornamental eggs with the help of his family. Kraft lives in Saafeld, Germany and his sturdy apple tree has attracted many tourists over the years. Many of the eggs are very elaborate; they are …

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German Lawmakers May Be Jeopardizing Search

News aggregation as we know it, and possibly even search as we know it, may be in danger – at least in Germany. German lawmakers are reportedly kicking around new legislation, which if turned into law, would require a news aggregation site (like Google News) to pay royalties to content publishers. Out-Law.com, in a piece posted at The Register, links …

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Artist Makes Facebook ID Cards

German artist Tobia Leingruber recently published a website called fbbureau, which offered Facebook ID cards to one day replace driver’s licenses and passports, in mocking protest of the high level of personal data the social networking site has on its 800 million users. Facebook did not like this, and its trademark lawyers promptly shut the website down. Leingruber told Co.Design …

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Germany Delays Signing ACTA

Have all the anti-ACTA protests started to sway European politicians? Maybe this weekend’s plans for mass protest is what did it, but there does appear to be some headway being made against the overreaching attempts at Internet regulation that have permeated throughout the collective social conscious. According to various reports, Germany will not be signing the controversial treaty, at least …

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Google Chrome Gets Endorsement From German Government

Google’s adoration from governments is no longer limited to the United States because now they’ve earned some love from Germany. In a statement released this week, the Federal Office for Information Security made several recommendations for PC users running Windows on how to use the Internet safely. Several topics are covered, such as virus protection software and ISPs, and when …

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Voss Rejects Samsung’s Second 3G Patent Lawsuit

Mannheim’s Regional Court’s Judge Andreas Voss dismissed the second 3G patent lawsuit against Apple by Samsung. Samsung has been seeking settlements from Apple on infringement claims regarding various 3G/ UMTS patents in various jurisdictions. These lawsuits merely add to a long list of legal battle between the two technology giants. Earlier this week Apple lost in efforts to prove Samsung, …

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Apple Sues Samsung (Again) To Halt Sales In Germany

Whew. 2012 arrived and there was a brief concern that Apple and Samsung might drop their 2011 pastime of suing each other in as many countries as possibly. Lucky for, uh, I guess people who could win lawsuits, they have not resolved to cease their legal battles this year. Bloomberg reports today that Apple has filed yet another lawsuit in …

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