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  • Motorola Mobility apparently won an injunction against Apple in Germany over two patents

    11/04/2011 9:19:00 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 7 replies
    FOSS Patents ^ | NOV 4, 2011 | Florian Mueller
    Apple knows what it's like to win injunctions against rivals. It won four of them against Samsung (two in Germany, one in the Netherlands and most recently one in Australia; all of them preliminary). Now it seems that Apple has just come out on the losing end of a patent infringement lawsuit. I have received a copy of what purports to be a default judgment by the Mannheim Regional Court barring Apple from selling in Germany -- the single largest market in Europe -- any mobile devices infringing on two Motorola Mobility patents and determining that Apple owes Motorola Mobility...
  • Government Proposal to Break The Seal of Confession is Without Precedent [Ireland]

    07/15/2011 2:16:30 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    The Irish Catholic ^ | 7/14/11 | David Quinn
    The Taoiseach, the Minister for Justice and the Minister for Children are all indicating that a proposed new law will require priests to break the seal of confession if someone confesses to them the crime of paedophilia. This would make us the one and only country in the Western world to have such a law. Even Revolutionary France in the days of its worst violence against the Church did not pass a law requiring the breaking of the seal of confession. The justification for the law is that the crime of paedophilia is so heinous that no one who hears...
  • Schwarzenegger proposes dollar hike in minimum wage

    12/30/2005 2:03:32 PM PST · by SmithL · 126 replies · 1,461+ views
    AP ^ | 12/30/5 | TOM CHORNEAU
    SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is expected to propose a $1 increase in the state's minimum wage after vetoing similar legislature this year, a further indication that he is cultivating a more moderate image as he begins his re-election year. An aide to the governor said the proposal will be included in Schwarzenegger's State of the State speech on Thursday. Under the plan, the hourly wage would rise from $6.75 to $7.25 in September and to $7.75 in July 2007. Schwarzenegger vetoed a bill last September that would have provided the same wage increase but also mandated automatic hikes to...