20th July 2003 Archive
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Dutch withdraw boycott call
The Dutch Consumer Association Consumentenbond has admitted a cock-up in calling on its 650,000 members to stop buying Epson inkjet printers. It has withdrawn this advice, issued last week, after conceding that the "deceptive smart chip" used in Epson inkjet cartridges was not deceptive after all. The chip indicates a change …
Personal 20 Jul 2003, 21:43
Sensible people, the Germans
Deep-linking has won the legal thumbs-up in Germany. The Germany Federal Court of Justice ruled Friday, July 18, that Paperboy, an online search engine, neither violated copyright nor competition law. According to Links & Law, a web site which campaigns against legal attempts to stop deep linking, the plaintiffs' argument …
Music and Media 20 Jul 2003, 22:52