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German Court Grants Motorola Xbox and Windows 7 Sales Ban 163

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the google-subsidiaries-may-do-infinte-evil dept.
First time accepted submitter Celexi writes "In a surprising move, Motorola Mobility (which is to be taken over by Google), has won an injunction preventing the distribution of Windows 7 and the Xbox in Germany until Microsoft starts paying royalty fees for the patents Microsoft is said to be infringing (two patents used to display H.264 video). The ruling is suspended as of now because of a restraining order, the effect in the rest of the EU and U.S. if the ban is enforced if the restraining order is lifted, is unclear." This could go into effect as soon as May 7th, pending the result of the next U.S. case hearing.
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German Court Grants Motorola Xbox and Windows 7 Sales Ban

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday May 02, 2012 @09:54AM (#39868033)

    Nice to see Apple yet again resorting to the courts to... What's that? It's not Apple using the courts to stifle competition? It's sweet-and-dear Motorola/Google? Oh... Awkward...

  • by Jeng (926980) on Wednesday May 02, 2012 @10:13AM (#39868269)

    Ok, so you submit stories under one name, create a new account, and then post the very second the article is submitted.

    We get it, you have an agenda you want to promote, but you don't want to do it under your own account because it is already known you are just a shill and this makes it harder to ignore you.

    I just have one request, fuck off.

    Slashdot Editors, if you continue to be apparently complicit in helping him push his agenda then people will quit having discussions on this site. It will badly damage /.'s reputation and in the end your bottom line.

One can't proceed from the informal to the formal by formal means.