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Google Inherits FTC Investigation with Motorola Acquisition Google Inherits FTC Investigation with Motorola Acquisition

With their recent acquisition of Motorola and their essential technology patents, Google Inc. has also received a civil investigative demand from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. If you remember, Motorola was locked in a battle with Microsoft and Apple regarding …

Apple Responds To DOJ Price-Fixing Lawsuit Apple Responds To DOJ Price-Fixing Lawsuit

Apple has finally released their own statement concerning the recent lawsuit filed by the Department of Justice. The lawsuit accuses Apple of colluding with five publishers to raise the price of e-books and stifle competition from Amazon. Late yesterday, Apple …

Macmillan CEO John Sargent Responds To DOJ Lawsuit Macmillan CEO John Sargent Responds To DOJ Lawsuit

A short while ago we brought you news that Apple and five publishers had been sued by the U.S. Department of Justice. The suit alleges that Apple colluded with Macmillan, Penguin, Hachette, HarperCollins, and Simon & Schuster to raise e-book …

Apple, Publishers Sued By Department Of Justice For E-Book Price Fixing Apple, Publishers Sued By Department Of Justice For E-Book Price Fixing

UPDATE: Bloomberg is now reporting that Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, and Hachette have, in fact, agreed to settle out of court. There are no details of the settlement as yet. ORIGINAL STORY: Earlier this morning we brought you news that …

DOJ Could Sue Apple Over E-Book Pricing Today DOJ Could Sue Apple Over E-Book Pricing Today

The Department of Justice could be filing a lawsuit against Apple over allegations of e-book price fixing as early as today, according to a recent report. Settlements with several of the publishers that were also targeted in the investigation could …

How Google’s Drug Money Has Been Divided Up How Google’s Drug Money Has Been Divided Up

Yesterday, we reported that the $500 million Google forfeited last year as the result of a settlement with the Justice Department in relation to ads for Canadian pharmacies, would be divided up among the law enforcement agencies involved in the …

Justice Department Warns Apple And Publishers Justice Department Warns Apple And Publishers

Warnings have been given to Apple and five of the biggest United States publishers by the Justice Department. Lawsuits are pending for the alleged collusion of the companies named to raise the price of electronic books. The five publishers facing …

NinjaVideo Founder Sentenced to 14 Months NinjaVideo Founder Sentenced to 14 Months
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The Department of Justice is on a roll – First MegaUpload, now NinjaVideo’s founder. Of course, as you may be aware, NinjaVideo was actually taken down by the DoJ in 2010 for hosting “high-quality copies of copyright-protected movies and television …

Anonymous: MegaUpload Take Down Could Be Trap Anonymous: MegaUpload Take Down Could Be Trap
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Did Anonymous play into the government’s hands? That’s the suggestion of Molly Wood at CNET who claims that the government planned the MegaUpload take down to happen right after the SOPA/PIPA protests on Wednesday. She claims that her sources told …

Anonymous: OpMegaUpload Largest Attack In History Anonymous: OpMegaUpload Largest Attack In History
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Anonymous struck down government and industry Web sites yesterday in the biggest Anonymous operation in their history. After the take down of MegaUpload and arrest of those associated with the sharing Web site, Anonymous, as we reported, took down the …

MegaUpload Shut Down By Feds
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MegaUpload, one of the world’s most popular file sharing sites, has been shut down by the federal government. Washington has released a press release today saying that they have shut down MegaUpload and Vestor Limited. They have also charged seven …

Justice Department Asks Microsoft, Yahoo For More Info
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Even though the combined search market shares of Microsoft and Yahoo won’t approach Google’s stake in terms of size, the Justice Department isn’t giving their proposed deal a free pass.  In fact, the government entity’s decided to ask Microsoft and Yahoo for more information.

You Think the Government Is Going to Stop Google?
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Google is apparently going to disregard the investigation into any antitrust practices, and move forward in its advertising deal with Yahoo! in October, unless the government stops them.

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DoJ, Realtors settle MLS squabble

Multiple listings services and their handling by realtors led the Department of Justice to challenge the National Association of Realtors, leading to a settlement after nearly 4 years of legal back-and-forth.

Feds Back Off Amazon Request
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A subpoena for information regarding Amazon.com customers and used book purchases as part of a criminal investigation into Robert D’Angelo has been withdrawn after withering criticism from the presiding judge.

States Ask Feds For More Microsoft Oversight

Provisions of Microsoft’s antitrust settlement involving oversight by the federal courts will end in November, and some attorneys general have demanded an extension of that ongoing supervision.

Microsoft, Google Settle Vista Complaint
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The Department of Justice has reached an agreement with Microsoft that will end a complaint made by Google about a Vista feature.

EFF Sues For Release of NSL Abuse Records

On the heels of Congressional hearings and extensive media coverage of a Justice Department report documenting abuse of privacy measures, the Electronic Frontier Foundation is seeking an emergency order that would require the FBI to surrender and make public all records regarding the misuse of National Security Letters (NSLs) to collect private information from American citizens.

Justice Department Seeks Your Web Records

Your Web activity may be scrutinized a little more closely in coming days, and records of it are going to stick around for longer than in the past. The U.S. Justice Department has asked giants AOL, Google, and Microsoft to hold onto accounts of their users’ online actions for up to two years. The information is intended to help with investigations into terrorism and child pornography.