Feeds

MS logo allowed in German TV election coverage

Objections ignored

Next gen security for virtualised datacentres

The Linux Association of Germany has failed in its efforts to keep the Microsoft logo off TV stories about the recent elections in the country.

A Hamburg District Court on Friday lifted a temporary restraining order, which the Linux Association of Germany obtained against public broadcaster ARD/NDRshortly before the recent German general election.

A couple of weeks ago the Linux Association of Germany had objected to German public broadcaster ARD/NDR displaying a Microsoft logo on reports on the evening of the elections to Germany's lower chamber of parliament in September.

The Linux Association considered this as "illegal advertising" and decided to go to court claiming ARD/NDR neglected rules laid down by the German Broadcasting State Treaty.

However, ARD/NDR immediately fired back and a temporary restraining order was issued against the Linux Association without a hearing.

ARD/NDR argued that as German polling agency Infratest Dimap uses Microsoft databases and graphics software for its forecasts, there was little problem in displaying the logo.

Next gen security for virtualised datacentres

More from The Register

next story
MEN WANTED to satisfy town full of yearning BRAZILIAN HOTNESS
'Prettier, better organised, more harmonious than if men were in charge'
Cops baffled by riddle of CHICKEN who crossed ROAD
'Officers were unable to determine Chicken's intent'
Yes, but what are your plans if a DRAGON attacks?
Local UK gov outs most ridiculous FoI requests...
Drunkards warned: If you can't walk in a straight line, don't shop online, you fool!
Put it away boys. Cover them up ladies. Your credit cards, we mean
Why your mum was WRONG about whiffy tattooed people
They're a future source of RENEWABLE ENERGY
Murder accused DIDN'T ask Siri 'how to hide my roommate'
US court hears of cached browser image - not actual request
Chomp that sausage: Brits just LOVE scoffing a Full Monty
Sales of traditional brekkie foods soar as hungry folk get their mitts greasy
prev story

Whitepapers

Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Advanced data protection for your virtualized environments
Find a natural fit for optimizing protection for the often resource-constrained data protection process found in virtual environments.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.