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Judge Judy Sued For Buying Dishes
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Judge Judy may be known for her stern demeanor when deciding court cases, but now America’s most famous judge might find herself on the other side of the bench. TMZ is reporting that Judge Judy has been sued by a …

Court: Google Can’t Be Forced To Filter Every Uploaded Video Court: Google Can’t Be Forced To Filter Every Uploaded Video
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Back in 2006, a video was uploaded to YouTube featuring a group of school kids bullying an autistic child. Three Google executives – David Drummond, Peter Fleischer and George Reyes – were convicted in 2010 by a judge in Milan …

After Losing In The U.S., Samsung Beats Apple In Japan After Losing In The U.S., Samsung Beats Apple In Japan

It was a pretty big deal when the jury handed Apple the victory in their patent dispute with Samsung. It was a rarity, however, as Samsung has won the majority of its patent disputes with Apple around the world. They …

Massachusetts Asks Judges to Curb Juror Facebook Use Massachusetts Asks Judges to Curb Juror Facebook Use

In a state first, the Massachusetts Appeals Court has asked judges to more closely monitor the social media use of the jury, so as not to risk a mistrial. Essentially, judges will now make sure jurors stay off Facebook and …

Man Stops Court-Ordered Facebook Apology Early Man Stops Court-Ordered Facebook Apology Early

In February, we reported about an Ohio man who had been ordered by a judge to post an apology to his estranged wife on Facebook. Mark Byron had been charged with and found guilty of civil domestic violence against his …

Oracle And Google To Have Their Day In Court On April 16th Oracle And Google To Have Their Day In Court On April 16th

Oracle is finally going to get the chance to prove claims that Google infringed their patents. The two companies will be getting their day in court on April 16 in federal court in San Francisco. The trial is expected to …

Post This To Facebook, Or Do 60 Days In Jail Post This To Facebook, Or Do 60 Days In Jail
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While it may not be surprising that something you post on your Facebook wall could get you in legal trouble, it may surprise you that a judge has ordered a man to post something on his wall or to face …

Facebook Friend Request Gets Jail Time Facebook Friend Request Gets Jail Time
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Jacob Jock was called up for jury duty. Defendant comes in to courtroom. Jacob Jock likes how she looks. Jacob Jock sends defendant friend request on Facebook. Judge jails juror Jacob Jock. It’s easy to understand how ill-advised the whole …

Capitol Records Denied Injunction In Cloud Case

Capitol Records (EMI) was denied a motion request for a preliminary injunction in the U.S. District Court in New York on February 8. ReDigi, an online marketplace for pre-owned digital music and revolutionary cloud service technology that verifies the legitimacy …

Zynga Sued Over Patent Infringement By Small Tech Company
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Zynga is being taken to court, but not over their games – it’s over patents. Personalized Media Communications filed a patent suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas against Zynga. They claim that the social …

Thief Turns Self In To Help Expose Pedophile
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An unnamed thief in Australia turned himself in to police back in October. Now, he is being shown leniency by the magistrate who sentenced him, and being praised for his actions. Why the sudden spate of conscience? And why the …

Porn Copyright Case Is One For The History Books Porn Copyright Case Is One For The History Books

Can you copyright porn? That’s one of the big issues facing copyright law now. Liuxia Wong received a letter last year from Hard Drive Productions claiming that she had used her IP address last year to share “Amateur Allure Jen” …

Pirate Bay Founders’ Appeal To Sweden Supreme Court Rejected Pirate Bay Founders’ Appeal To Sweden Supreme Court Rejected

After a long battle, it looks like The Pirate Bay faces its first major loss today. TorrentFreak is reporting that the Sweden Supreme Court rejected the appeal of the four founders of The Pirate Bay. The current prison sentences and …

Samsung Loses Galaxy Tab Ban Appeal In Germany Samsung Loses Galaxy Tab Ban Appeal In Germany

Samsung has lost its appeal of an injunction banning the sale of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Germany. The Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court upheld a lower court’s ban on sales of the device. Interestingly, though, the higher court decided to …

Two Dutch ISPs Refuse To Block Web Sites Two Dutch ISPs Refuse To Block Web Sites

Dutch ISPs are fighting the good fight for net freedom by keeping access to Web sites like the The Pirate Bay open. Torrent Freak is reporting that two large ISPs in the Netherlands, T-Mobile and KPN, are refusing to block …

What Impact Does Facebook, Twitter Have On Court Juries? What Impact Does Facebook, Twitter Have On Court Juries?

To answer the question above; no, a majority of court cases aren’t tainted by the use of social media. According to a survey (PDF) which asked 508 judges various questions regarding juries and their use of social media services. It …

eBay & Amazon Tussle Over Online Sales Tax – Again
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The 7th Annual State of the Net Conference commenced today featuring leading Internet policy gurus and discussion panels focusing on privacy/security issues, telecommunications regulation and similar topics. One episode of head-butting occurred between representatives of eBay and Amazon over the …

Are ISPs “Broadcasters”? Canada Will Find Out.
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In Canada, the regulatory agency charged with overseeing broadcast distributors, Internet service providers,and telephone services is the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission – the CRTC. You might think of them as the Canuck FCC. The CRTC has been seeking to …

India Pursues Prosecution of Facebook, Microsoft, and Google India Pursues Prosecution of Facebook, Microsoft, and Google

The Indian government has initiated legal proceedings against a number of search, social networking, and technology companies. The government found sufficient cause to pursue prosecution of the companies for refusing to regulate offensive content. Ten of the 21 companies are …

Facebook Hollywood Hookup Gone Bad Facebook Hollywood Hookup Gone Bad
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Gotta watch out for the Fatal Attractions, man. Former bassist for heavy metal stalwarts Danzig, Jerry Montano, learned the hard way that you have to watch what you “Like” on Facebook. Montano was introduced to aspiring “model” Priscilla Caputo via …

Company Sues Former Employee Over Twitter Account Company Sues Former Employee Over Twitter Account
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In 2006 Noah Kravitz went to work for Phonedog, a news site specializing in mobile phone related news. During his four years as a writer for Phonedog, his Twitter profile, Phonedog_Noah, picked up 17,000 followers. When he left the company …