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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.

Facebook Sues Teacher Resource for Using the Word “Book”
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Update: WebProNews reached out to Teachbook for comment. Read Teachbook’s full response here. See comments from Facebook in the comments section of either article.

Teachbook Says it Doesn’t Know Why Facebook Wants to Impede Teaching
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Update: See comments section for comment from Facebook.

Original Article: WebProNews reached out to both Teachbook and Facebook for comment on the suit the latter has filed against the former. So far, we’ve only heard back from Teachbook.

The Top Ten U.S. Web Properties
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comScore released its monthly Media Metrix top 50 revealing the top 50 U.S. web properties. Here are the top ten:

Microsoft Co-Founder Sues Google, AOL, eBay, Facebook, Netflix, Yahoo, Apple, Etc.
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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has a company called Interval Licensing, and it is suing the following  eleven companies: AOL, Apple, eBay, Facebook, Google, Netflix, Office Depot, OfficeMax, Staples, Yahoo, and YouTube.

The claim, filed in the U.S. District Court of the Western District of Washington, alleges that these companies have infringed upon patents held by Interval. The patents in question include:

Inside the Google Phonebooth, Apple Refuses to Show “Green” Rank

Today seems to be redesign day. Digg began rolling out its new redesign to all users (follow us here). MySpace introduced a redesign to profiles. In addition to these, UStream unveiled its own redesign with changes to the homepage as well as the dashboard.

Google’s Reponse to the Oracle Suit
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As you may have read, Google is being sued by Oracle, who claims Google is infringing on several patents it holds, related to Java. These patents came to Oracle through its recent acquisition of Sun Microsystems.

"In developing Android, Google knowingly, directly and repeatedly infringed Oracle’s Java-related intellectual property," said Oracle spokesperson Karen Tillman. "This lawsuit seeks appropriate remedies for their infringement."

HP Shareholder Sues Board Over Hurd Investigation
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Last weekend, HP announced the "resignation" of Chairman, CEO, and President Mark Hurd, following an investigation into sexual harassment claims that were later revealed to come from actress and former HP contractor Jodie Fisher.

Google, Apple, Yahoo, AOL, Dell, HP, RIM, McAfee, Symantec, Siemens Sued Over Spam Filtering
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A few days ago, a Texas-based company called InNova Patent Licensing filed an infringement lawsuit against 36 well-known companies. The company claims to hold the patent on spam filtering, and appears to be resting on the notion that any company using spam filtering owes them.

Among the companies being sued are Google, Apple, AOL, Dell, HP, RIM, Yahoo, McAfee, Symantec, and Siemens. The list doesn’t stop at tech companies though. It also contains names like Frito Lay, Cinemark, J.C. Penney, Rent-A-Center, and Dr. Pepper.

Google Settles AdWords Suit
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AdWordsAll the way back in 2005, Minnesota Printing company CLRB Hanson Industries and New Jersey native Howard Stern (no, not the radio host) filed a suit against Google on the grounds that the company was overcharging them and serving more ads than they were supposed to. Google said that these claims were unfounded.

Google Doubles Book Search Partners

Google really has the ball rolling on the controversial Google Book Search project. Reuters is reporting that 20,000 publishers have signed on over the last year, doubling the number of partners that Google has. The company has also added two new library partners over the last year bringing that number up to 29.

MySpace Music to Face Antitrust Suits?
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Myspace_3MySpace music is now scheduled to launch this week, but an antitrust lawsuit may be in the making as indie labels in the EU a