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Ex-MS GM Can’t Work ‘Anywhere In the World’ For Salesforce

April 16th, 2011 04:27 admin View Comments

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theodp writes “Be careful before you sign a Microsoft non-compete agreement, kids. GeekWire reports that King County Superior Court Judge Kimberley Prochnau has enjoined former Microsoft General Manager Matthew Miszewski from ‘working in a marketing role in salesforce.com’s public or commercial sector anywhere in the world.’ So what did onetime Wisconsin State CIO Miszewski do to warrant the global ban? ‘He was a major evangelist for Microsoft,’ explained Judge Prochnau, who added that the ‘thrust of the order is to preclude him from being the evangelist for Salesforce.com that he was for Microsoft.’ Microsoft, which has warned Congress that restricting the flow of talent is ruinous to America, said in a statement that the company is pleased with the ruling.”

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Court Returns Stolen Stargate MMO To Founder

November 10th, 2010 11:37 admin View Comments

An anonymous reader writes “A Maricopa County Superior Court judge has ended a bitter dispute over control of a Mesa video game company’s assets, effectively giving the online combat game Stargate Resistance and the long-delayed MMORPG Stargate Worlds back to Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment. Fresh Start tried to remove all of Cheyenne Mountain’s assets from its offices on Feb. 24, but was prevented from doing so when the police arrived. Networking cords had been cut and left to hang loose, and PC cases were empty shells that had been gutted of components such as hard drives. But time may finally have run out for Worlds, Cheyenne Mountain’s signature project: The ruling comes as MGM Studios has apparently terminated the license it granted in 2006 for the Arizona company to produce video games based on the Stargate movies and TV shows.”

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Pirated Software Could Bring Down Predator Drones

October 18th, 2010 10:02 admin View Comments

Pickens writes “Fast Company reports that Massachusetts Superior Court Judge Margaret Hinkle will soon issue a decision on an intellectual property-related lawsuit that could ground the CIA’s Predator drones. Intelligent Integration Systems (IISi) alleges that their Geospatial Toolkit and Extended SQL Toolkit were pirated by Massachusetts-based Netezza for use by a government client and is seeking an injunction that would halt the use of their two toolkits by Netezza for three years. The dispute goes back to when Netezza and IISi were former partners in a contract to develop software that would be used, among other purposes, for unmanned drones. IISi’s suit claims that both the software package used by the CIA and the Netezza Spatial product were built using their intellectual property and according to statements made by IISi CEO Paul Davis, a favorable ruling in the injunction would revoke the CIA’s license to use Geospatial. If IISi prevails in court this would either force the CIA to ground Predator drones or to break the law in their use of the pirated software. But there’s more. Testimony given by an IISi executive to the court indicates that Netezza illegally and hastily reverse-engineered IISi’s code to deliver a faulty version that could cause predator drones to miss their targets by as much as 40 feet. “

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California Judge Routes Campaign Robocalls Through Colorado

June 6th, 2010 06:58 admin View Comments

Thomas Hawk writes “Victoria Kolakowski, a current sitting law judge at the California PUC, is running for Alameda Superior Court judge in California. As part of her campaign she is robodialing people in California with a pre-recorded message. The only problem is that in Califorina robodials are actually illegal unless first introduced by a non-recorded natural person who gains consent to play the call. Ironically, the very agency set up to protect our privacy and enforce this law, the California PUC, is the very agency where Kolakowski works today. Kolakowski originally apologized for the calls but then later deleted messages on her Facebook account from people objecting to her use of these calls. Now Kolakowski is trying to argue that because ‘techincally’ she is routing her calls through Colorado from outside the state that her robodials are actually legal.”

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Court Orders Shutdown of H-1B Critics’ Websites

December 29th, 2009 12:44 admin View Comments

theodp writes “Computerworld reports that a NJ Superior Court Judge ordered hosting firms to shut down three Web sites that oppose the H-1B visa program and seeks information about the identity of anonymous posters. GoDaddy, Network Solutions, Comcast and DiscountASP.Net were ordered to disable ITgrunt.com, Endh1b.com, and Guestworkerfraud.com. Facebook Inc. was also ordered to disable ITgrunt’s Facebook page. The judge’s order was made in response to a libel lawsuit filed by Apex Technology Group Inc., which is citing its copyright ownership as it seeks the identity of the poster of a since-removed Apex employment agreement on Docstoc.com, which drew critical comments on U.S. and India websites.”

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