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Samsung proposes five-year moratorium on patent injunctions

The company makes a pitch to the European Union, which is investigating whether Samsung is violating regulations on standard-essential patents.

By October 17, 2013


Bill for moratorium on cell phone taxes gets bipartisan support

The Cell Phone Tax Fairness Act of 2009 would ban new state and local wireless taxes for five years.

By March 19, 2009


Killer robots may wage 'mechanical slaughter,' U.N. warns

A month after Human Rights Watch launched its "Campaign to Stop Killer Robots," a United Nations special rapporteur calls for a moratorium on robots that can kill without human control.

By May 30, 2013


Germany to shut down pre-1980 nuclear plants

Environment Minister says it's unclear whether the seven nuclear power plants shut down during the three-month moratorium would remain closed or be reconnected to the grid afterward.

By March 15, 2011


Green news harvest: Climate bill scorecard, Bill Gates bails on ethanol

The Renewable Energy Business Network expands; there's a call for a moratorium on ocean iron fertilization; biomass attracts some more bucks; and Matt Damon hearts Tesla.

By June 3, 2008


EU inspectors raid offices of Philips, Samsung

Europe's largest consumer electronics retailer, Media-Saturn, was also part of the competition watchdogs' raid. Exactly what the EU inspectors were looking for is unknown.

By December 6, 2013


Democrats fail (at least for now) to protect Net users from taxes

Democrats have had since January to schedule a vote on a bill that would protect Internet users from access taxes. They still haven't done so, and a temporary moratorium expires in just a few weeks.

By September 27, 2007


EU: Samsung might need to do more to satisfy our concerns

Speaking at a conference on Monday, European Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia said Samsung may need to provide more concessions if it wants to get out of his line of sight.

By December 9, 2013


Congressman proposes two-year ban on Net regulation bills

Rep. Darrell Issa is pushing for a cooling-off period that would prevent the federal government from introducing new Internet regulation or bills for two years.

By November 28, 2012


Baby-picture zapping plug-in is well Liked on Facebook

Unbaby.me performs the useful social task of removing baby pictures that narcissistic parents post on your Facebook newsfeed. In less than four days, it has 44,000 Likes. Next stop: a reduced birth rate?

By August 4, 2012