Sunday, February 27, 2011

Google Faces EU Anti-Trust Problems from Competitors Alleging Abuse of Dominant Market Position

Valentina Pop at EUobserver.com reports that Google facing second EU anti-trust case "for alleged abuse of its dominant market position." Google controls 80% of the European search engine market and is accused of favoring its own sites in search results. If true, Google may have trouble winning this case.

Second-Hand Software Sales and Copyright Licensing and Infringement: Legal or Illegal: ECJ -- European Court of Justice -- to Decide based on Request from the German Federal Court of Justice -- Bundesgerichtshof

OUT-LAW News from Pinsent Masons LLP reports that:

ECJ asked to rule on re-sale of software licences

The German Bundesgerichtshof (Federal Court of Justice, the highest court in Germany for non-constitutional questions) has requested the highest court in the European Union, the ECJ (European Court of Justice) to clarify the legality of the sale of second-hand software in a case involving second-hand Oracle software sold online by third parties.

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