Court hearing in Berlin Alexanderplatz
Posted Jun 21, 2011 16:16 UTC (Tue) by sladen
In reply to: AVM's arguments
Parent article: FSFE on AVM v. Cybits
In the court hearing earlier today (2011-06-21 11:0012:15) there was one judge, two lay-judges, nine people at the front (including Harald Welte) and twelve people in the gallery. Two other people (possibly other lay judges, but not in gowns) were sat off to one side of the judges observing.
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; I hope that there will be more informed write-ups in due course. The end result from the court session was a move to writing up more paperwork, to follow-up the legal areas raised. If my understanding is correct, a fourth point was introduced in the process, that of creating a monopoly (obstruction of competitors), in which case competition law may also come into play.
We'll have to wait and see; my impression is that Mssrs Cybits and Welte were far better technically prepared knowing the field, giving shorter answers and referring to the paperwork only when necessary, where-as the AVM legal team often flicked between pages in order to read-out technical lists of features, or case-law snippets parrot-fashion.
There were a few smiles and titters of amusement at points from the highly technical/legal audience in the gallery, but otherwise the atmosphere was calm and concentrated. We'll have to see what pans out.
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