Microsoft could lose its rights to distribute in Germany products that use the H.264 video standard and the 802.11 WiFi standard, pending a court ruling on April 17. According to Motorola, those products infringe on its patents.
If the court rules that Microsoft indeed infringes on Motorola's intellectual property in its use of these standardized technologies, this could exclude Microsoft from the German market and cause irreparable harm to Microsoft and the public, Microsoft claimed in court documents filed with the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington on Wednesday. The software company asked the U.S. court for a temporary restraining order and a preliminary injunction preventing Motorola from enforcing any legal victory in its case being heard in Mannheim, Germany, until a U.S. lawsuit between both companies is decided.
Microsoft said it had to resort to filing for a preliminary injunction in the United States because Motorola was not willing to accept an offer of a $300 million in bond to postpone any enforcement of the possible German verdict until the U.S. case was settled.
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Because there's never a reason that a passenger would want to take a phone call. Or for a driver to call 911 for any reason...
And apparently female boa constrictors are able to be born without original sin too (what Immaculate Conception really talked about; Virgin Birth is a separate idea).
Quality of Service is not what "Net Neutrality" is about. You've described a QoS system, which, while some people may not like, is not the fundamental threat of a non-neutral net. In the world of the non-neutral net, AT&T wants Google to pay them money for the right to be viewed by their customers. In a non-neutral net, Yahoo could partner with AT&T and together say that AT&T customers cannot access Google search, but rather only Yahoo search. Or if they're not so evil as to block Google search, they will just purposefully send Google queries over a slower pipe than Yahoo queries, making people think that Google is slow, when in reality it's an artificial speed degradation meant to line AT&T's pockets by blackmailing content providers to pay them more.
Throttling on the application layer (BitTorrent packets can arrive out of order, or arrive later, than Skype packets since P2P doesn't need real-time access) is one thing. But the big ISPs want to throttle on the end-point, in order to extract money from Google, Hulu, Netflix or any random new web service that provides cool new content.
They also got a list of names of people who are willing to buy magic beans. That might be worth a lot...
The students did detect this. They saw the light blinking on and off, and reported it. These claims were dismissed as something wrong with the light. Of course, the fact that the claims were dismissed by the very group of people who could be taking the pictures should have made it seem a bit suspicious...
They left Schwarzenegger out of Terminator 4 for a reason.
I think they left Schwarzenegger out of Terminator 4 because he's kind of busy being the governor of California right now...
Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition. - Isaac Asimov