Sunday, February 27, 2011

Google with 80% of EU Market Faces Anti-Trust Problems from Competitors Alleging Abuse of Dominant Market Position

Valentina Pop at 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.

European Court of Justice (ECJ) based on Request from the German Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof) to Decide Legality of Second-Hand Software Sales as regards Copyright Licensing and Infringement

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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