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Authorities for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia are reportedly drawing a line in the sand between professional photographers and casual Instagrammers. According to Russian news outlets, journalists who use their phones, tablets, or pocket cameras to capture the Winter Games will be summarily stripped of their credentials and lose their professional accreditation.
Vasily Konov, head of Russia’s state-run R-Sport news agency, reportedly delivered the stringent decision on Friday in a training seminar for print journalists preparing for the Games, which are set to begin on February 7th. According to Svoboda.org, while normal spectators are permitted to photograph the Olympics on their phones to their hearts’ content, journalists…
Now that there are Xbox Ones in the wild — thanks to Target’s apparently leaky pre-order system — we’re finding out more and more about the system. Moonlight Swami has been busy messing around with the console, and while not everything is available two weeks before the official launch, there are …
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It was wonderful while it lasted, but the days of individuals lawfully opening their very own phones is over. Back in October of last year, the Collection of Congress included an exemption to the DMCA to enable individuals to release their new phones for 90 days. That 3 month window has actually now closed. Obviously, providers are stillfree of cost to offer opened smartphones themselves, and some will likewise unlock them for you as long as particular conditions are fulfilled. “Tradition” or utilized smartphones bought before today could still be opened without any finger-wagging from federal courts. So, what does this mean exactly? Well, Electronic Frontier Foundation attorney Mitch Stoltz told us, “What’s taking place is not that the Copyright Workplace is stating unlocking to be unlawful, but rather that they’re removing a cover that unlockers might utilize in court if they get taken legal action against.” This does make suits a lot more most likely according to him, but it’s still up to the courts to choose the actual legality of phone unlocking. Indeed, it’s a grim day for those who desire true flexibility over their own gadgets. Stoltz stated to us, “This shows just how absurd the Digital Millennium Copyright Act is: a law that was expected to stop the breaking of digital locks on copyrighted materials has actually led to the Librarian of Congress attempting to manage the utilized mobile phone market. “Filed under: Mobile phones, MobileCommentsVia: Tech Information DailySource: Library of Congress (Amazon)
A Dutch court ruled today (via IDG) that Samsung Galaxy products running Android 2.2.1 and higher, which don ’ t use Samsung ’ s very own exclusive image gallery software are prohibited from sale, for borrowing on an Apple patent connected to scrolling through images on a touchscreen device. The ruling from The Court of The Hague states that Samsung needs to state its profits from Galaxy gadget sales given that June 27, 2011 to identify a penalty, and that Samsung threats incurring a $ 129,000 cost per day every day it fails to promote the ban from this ruling on.
The decision comes after a preparatory ruling dealing with the same patent resulted in a sales ban on the Galaxy S, SII and Galaxy Ace last year, which propelled a software workaround carried out by Samsung to obtain the products back on the marketplace. Samsung claimed at the hearing that given that Samsung Benelux, the business ’ s Netherlands-based subsidiary, was not selling the infringing devices. Presiding judge Peter Blok informed the court that was not enough to prevent a sales ban, and that Samsung ’ s disapproval to sign a declaration of its intention not to infringe the patent was premises enough to bar device sales in the nation.
Apple ’ s patent things especially with a ‘ bounce back ’ animation impact that permits you to preview the following image in a series, but goes back to the existing image when you raise your finger if you sanctuary ’ t swiped all the method in one direction. Samsung ’ s workaround was to replace it with a blue radiance highlighting the edge of the image, rather than using the bounce-back.
Apple might be in for an additional significant payday right here, depending on the amount of of Samsung ’ s profits the court believes Apple is entitled to as an outcome of sales of infringing devices and barring any sort of appeal attempts. However the ban itself appears extremely unlikely to have much force; Samsung can implement the workaround explained above on any sort of devices that still utilize Android ’ s native Gallery app to avoid the block on any future sales. In reality, Samsung argued in September that it already does this in all items sold in the Netherlands, but judges didn ’ t believe the Korean business provided enough proof to make its case.
The current development in the neverending saga of worldwide patent warfare is a decision by a Mannheim judge prohibiting Motorola’s Android tools on the basis that they breach a FAT patent had by Microsoft. FOSSpatent’s Florian Mueller tweets that it is the 3rd triumph by Microsoft over Motorola, and Microsoft has already released a triumphant statement of triumph which you can review after the break.
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Samsung to Be Banned From Selling iPad Rival in Germany
The Galaxy's back differs from the iPad enough to distinguish it from Apple's Union-protected products, Mr. Timmann said. “We're not sitting here because Apple wants to prohibit all kind of tablets,” he said. “We're here because Samsung's Galaxy tab is …
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Sony, Amazon Could Steal iPad Frenzy With Upcoming Tablets
By IB Times Staff Reporter | September 1, 2011 9:21 AM EDT After a long hegemony of Apple's iPad, while HP is giving up its TouchPad and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is struggling with a patent issue, Sony and Amazon are betting their tablets will rival the …
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Samsung Galaxy Precedent Takes Preorders At Straight Talk Android Starting …
Just a little over a week ago, our own Robert Nelson brought you word about the Samsung Galaxy Precedent, a new Android phone being offered through Straight Talk Android. Now we've got a bit of an update for you as the company is now accepting …
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