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  • Google keyword trade mark case goes ahead

    03 Sep 2004

    A trade mark infringement action brought against search engines Google and Overture is to go ahead after a Virginia District Court Judge refused to dismiss the case, according to a CNET News report.

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  • EBay Germany taken over by hijackers

    03 Sep 2004

    EBay's German domain was taken over by hijackers for a short time last weekend, in what is suspected to have been an attack by phishers on the look out for the personal and financial details of eBay users.

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  • HP sues over grey market sales

    03 Sep 2004

    Technology company HP has sued one of its resellers, seeking the return of over $8.6 million in pricing discounts given to the smaller company for its purchase of computer equipment for onward sale to an authorised customer.

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  • Software company settles false claims charges

    02 Sep 2004

    Software firm Bonzi Software has settled charges brought by the Federal Trade Commission over false claims made by the company that its InternetALERT software significantly reduced the risk of internet attacks.

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  • BT broadband anti-competitive, says watchdog

    02 Sep 2004

    Communications watchdog Ofcom yesterday announced that it is likely to find that BT's residential broadband pricing policy has broken UK and European competition laws. BT has been given time to respond before a final decision is made.

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  • Garage door copyright ruling upheld on appeal

    02 Sep 2004

    A US appeals court has upheld a ruling that a company that sells garage door openers that are interoperable with those produced by a rival is not in breach of the country's controversial Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

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  • Pub chain snatches hogshead.tv from ex-employee

    02 Sep 2004

    The company behind the Hogshead pub chain has won a dispute with an ex-employee over the domain name hogshead.tv. While the disgruntled worker could criticise the company on-line, his choice of domain name showed bad faith.

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  • Pop-up ads firm quietly settles lawsuits

    01 Sep 2004

    Pop-up ads firm Claria Corporation, previously known as Gator, has settled a number of lawsuits over its software, which delivers pop-up ads on behalf of its clients to third-party web sites without permission from the operators of those sites, according...

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  • Advertorials must be clearly identified

    01 Sep 2004

    The UK's Advertising Standards Authority has reminded publishers that sponsored columns, published in exchange for payment and with content provided by marketers rather than publishers, must be clearly labelled as advertising.

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  • FTC action over breach of Do-Not-Call Registry

    01 Sep 2004

    The US Federal Trade Commission on Monday sued a telesales company that made over 300,000 calls to consumers registered with the National Do-Not-Call Registry. This is the first time the FTC has claimed damages for such violations.

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