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Apple: Amazon Is Guilty Of False Advertising Too Apple: Amazon Is Guilty Of False Advertising Too
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Apple has been involved in a beef with Amazon over the use of the term “App Store” since March of this year. Apple’s original trademark lawsuit claimed that they owned the term “App Store,” having applied for the trademark in …

RIM Faces Lawsuit Over BlackBerry Outage RIM Faces Lawsuit Over BlackBerry Outage
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Remember that 4 day outage that left BlackBerry owners all over the world without BlackBerry Messenger, email and in some cases, web browsing? Did you think that it was over when RIM apologized and threw free apps at the affected …

Should Linking Equal Publishing When It Comes To Defamatory Content? Should Linking Equal Publishing When It Comes To Defamatory Content?
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Let’s imagine this situation: A website, let’s call it TheScoop.org, publishes an article that, among other things, says that a high profile businessman named John Robertson is involved in an illegal drug ring. The article contains little to no actual …

YouTube And Viacom: Viacom Refuses to Accept the Loss YouTube And Viacom: Viacom Refuses to Accept the Loss
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Apparently, one of the main rules of corporate level lawsuits is if you at first don’t get your way, try, try again until you find a judge that agrees with your constant complaining. Just ask Viacom and YouTube, or, well, …

Winklevoss Twins Continue Losing Streak Winklevoss Twins Continue Losing Streak
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In people crying warm, salty tears into piles of money news, it looks like Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss are going to have to hand over $13 million in legal fees to the law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan (QEUS). …

RealNetworks Plays The Role Of Internet Bully RealNetworks Plays The Role Of Internet Bully
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While researching this topic, something occurred to me: who uses RealPlayer anymore to begin with? And so, after a quick jaunt over to RealNetworks Twitter page, I noticed they only have about 3700 followers. By comparison, Winamp, a RealPlayer competitor …

Teens Post Sexy Pics On Myspace, Judge Says It’s OK Teens Post Sexy Pics On Myspace, Judge Says It’s OK
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In the last year or so, we’ve seen multiple instances of minors being charged with crimes for sexting. Apparently, to some prosecutors, these racy pics constitute child pornography – even if the nude photos that the minors posses are photos …

Winklevoss Twins Give Up, Will Not File With Supreme Court Winklevoss Twins Give Up, Will Not File With Supreme Court

Well, folks, our national nightmare may be over. Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, aka The Winkelvii, have decided to take the money and run. “After careful consideration,” they said in a filing yesterday, “they have determined that they will not file …

Tobey Maguire, Poker Star, Sued Over Illegal Game Tobey Maguire, Poker Star, Sued Over Illegal Game

It seems as though there may be two morals to this story: First, when you play for high stakes, make sure you know where your play-partners got their “stakes.” And secondly, just don’t play poker with Tobey Maguire – he’s …

Apple iCloud Sued by iCloud Communications Apple iCloud Sued by iCloud Communications
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A week ago today Apple’s iCloud was unveiled at their Worldwide Developers Conference which, according to Steve Jobs, will serve as the “center of your digital life.” Before it was even revealed at WWDC, the cloud service had already drawn …

Mark Zuckerberg is a Better Writer Than Paul Ceglia Mark Zuckerberg is a Better Writer Than Paul Ceglia
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In the case of the guy who says he owns 84% of Facebook, recent developments have come in the form of a motion for expedited discovery. Last week we told you about the “Declaration of Mark Elliot Zuckerberg in Support …

Hurt Locker BitTorrent Lawsuit Breaks Record Hurt Locker BitTorrent Lawsuit Breaks Record

Just two weeks ago, a lawsuit targeting the Sylvester Stallone action flick The Expendables set the record for largest file-sharing suit ever. It targeted roughly 23,000 BitTorrent users who downloaded the movie between February and March of this year. That …

Winklevoss Twins to File with Supreme Court Winklevoss Twins to File with Supreme Court
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It looks like Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss plan to take their case to the highest power in the land. In a press release, the Winklevii announced that they plan to file a Petition for Certiorari with the United States Supreme …

LimeWire and RIAA Settle for $105 Million LimeWire and RIAA Settle for $105 Million
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Late last night, the legal battles between LimeWire and the Recording Industry Association of America have reportedly ended. The P2P client will pay record labels $105 million in damages stemming from illegal file sharing. This out-of-court settlement with 13 different …

Huge BitTorrent Lawsuit Targets 23,000 “Expendables” Downloaders Huge BitTorrent Lawsuit Targets 23,000 “Expendables” Downloaders
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United States Federal Judges are sending mixed messages when it comes to the legality of forcing ISPs to fork over customer information. Days after one District Court Judge rules against the right to subpoena ISPs, another has granted a motion …

Who is Responsible for Illegal P2P Downloading? Who is Responsible for Illegal P2P Downloading?
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Don’t hate the player, don’t hate the game – hate the messenger? In the latest round of who-can-we-sue, disgruntled “victims” of file sharing have taken aim at CBS’s CNET, specifically their software downloading site cnet.download.com. Entrepreneur, FilmOn Founder and “eccentric …

Facebook Sued by Minor Over “Social Ads” Facebook Sued by Minor Over “Social Ads”
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A young boy in Brooklyn is suing social media giant Facebook for using him to endorse a product against his will, according to Bloomberg. The suit, filed on Justin Nastro’s behalf by his father Frank, complains that Facebook fails to …

Google Offers Sued by Walker Digital Google Offers Sued by Walker Digital
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Yesterday Google Offers, Google’s foray into the deals marketplace, went semi-live with its beta version. Currently, deals are not yet being offered through the program, but users are able to sign up for email alerts for when the service begins …

Winklevii Refuse To Let Facebook Suit Die Winklevii Refuse To Let Facebook Suit Die
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Call it the little lawsuit that could. Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss are making a career out of prolonging litigation, as they come out of a recent appeals court ruling unhappy, and with more requests. As most of you I’m sure …

Facebook, Zuckerberg Sued Over “Third Palestinian Intifada” Page Facebook, Zuckerberg Sued Over “Third Palestinian Intifada” Page
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This week, we told you about the public outcry against a Facebook page titled “Third Palestinian Intifada.” Many, including the Anti-Defamation League, demanded that Facebook remove the page, as it promoted a violent uprising against Jews in Jerusalem on May …

Yelp Beats “Deceptive Acts” Claims

Yelp recently won a case against a dentist who tried who sued the site over a negative review, claiming defamation and "deceptive acts and practices" under New York state law.