Saturday, March 17th 2007

CeBIT stands raided by local authorities due to copyright infringement

In yet another story from CeBIT, it turns out that someone forgot to file their paperwork. Or their copyrights, or their patents....you get the idea. At least one booth owner has been ordered to take down their booth, due to infringing on various copyright laws. Local German authorities are working hard to make sure that nobody else joins the list of companies with booths taken down. They take a look at all the products at CeBIT, then go through the tedious process of making sure all the paperwork checks out, and then goes to visit the booth if there are any questions.Source: Macworld
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7 Comments on CeBIT stands raided by local authorities due to copyright infringement

#1
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
what copyright could a booth break? I mean...did someone copyright a booth and the booth sign?
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zekrahminator
McLovin
by: WarEagleAU
what copyright could a booth break? I mean...did someone copyright a booth and the booth sign?
Not the booth itself, the stuff inside the booth silly :p.
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#3
DaMulta
My stars went supernova
what kind of stuff?
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#4
zekrahminator
McLovin
Click the link, they prolly had some crazy MP3 player and forgot to license MGEG.
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#5
DaMulta
My stars went supernova
So you don't know?


I's sorry drinking day u know
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#6
jocksteeluk
i have no idea how fast the European patent office works but it wouldn't surprise me if some guy went in to cebit looking for things and ideas that were not patented so they could rush out , get the patents and then hold the maker to ransom. This sounds far fetched but its possible. but seriously with all these format lawsuits and such someone or some collaborate of companies should band together and make a true open format to stop the leeching patent holder not profit on things especially ones that were meant to be open source origianlly.
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#7
kakazza
"The company licenses a portfolio of patents used in MPEG1 and MPEG2 audio. This typically includes MP3 players, MPEG2-complaint set-top boxes, DVB satellite receivers, PDAs and computer sound boards."

Yes, MP3 means MPEG 1 Audio Layer 3. There you go
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