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    News - German customs agents raid IFA

    Approximately 220 German customs agents have paid a visit to this year's IFA, carrying out raids at over 50 booths.
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    Re: News - German customs agents raid IFA

    Very similar to what happened at CeBIT too - when someone had a player which was playing a reported stream which you should license the codec for... and it turned out it had been converted to a license free format!

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    Re: News - German customs agents raid IFA

    Happened at IFA 2006, too! Back then the officials seized all of Sandisk's media players.

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    Re: News - German customs agents raid IFA

    German Customs agents are hardly qualified to deal with patent infringements. Someone needs to slap some sense into them.
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    Re: News - German customs agents raid IFA

    So back to Las Vegas for all the conventions then.

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    Re: News - German customs agents raid IFA

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    German Customs agents are hardly qualified to deal with patent infringements. Someone needs to slap some sense into them.
    How can you say that unless you're familiar with what they were looking for, what briefing they'd been given and what German law says on specific issues.

    Reports suggest that they were responding to specific complaints about specific infringements, namely illegal copies of software in certain devices. It may well be that they knew which devices were infringing, and if they found them, seized them. If, for instance, they know that the XYZ Ltd SuperDuper MP3 player has specific protected software in it illegally, then perhaps they've been instructed to seize any such items. If so, they don't need to know any more than how to identify that player.

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    Re: News - German customs agents raid IFA

    sounds like companies sabotaging other companies products with false allogations to me!

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    Re: News - German customs agents raid IFA

    Or maybe sabotaging them with true allegations. Who knows.

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    Re: News - German customs agents raid IFA

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