Update: Astrology software company backs off suit over time-zone data

by Walter Olson on February 28, 2012

After defense lawyers raised the threat of sanctions, the Astrolabe firm has apologized and promised not to file more suits asserting copyright over information on such questions as when the sun rises and sets in various time zones. The suit had briefly led to the shutdown of a database used in Internet applications worldwide. [EFF, earlier]


1 asdfasdf 02.28.12 at 9:55 am

Well, in the beginning was the Word.

2 Richard Nieporent 02.28.12 at 9:56 am

They should have checked their horoscope before they filed the lawsuit. :)

3 wfjag 02.28.12 at 1:08 pm

The Hemingway Estate should sue Astrolabe for infringing on its copyright for “The Sun Also Rises”.

4 boblipton 02.28.12 at 2:00 pm

Wrong application. They should be enforcing their patent on the moon.


5 KDP 02.28.12 at 3:37 pm

I see irony in the fact that practitioners of pseudo-science are attacking for control of the tools that real scientists use.

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