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Yahoo! Sues Facebook for Patent Infringement Yahoo! Sues Facebook for Patent Infringement
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Yahoo! has done as promised by filing suit today in California Federal Court against the social media giant. Facebook recently stated in its IPO filing that Yahoo! had threatened suit if they did not come to terms on a licensing …

Rush Limbaugh and Freedom of Speech Rush Limbaugh and Freedom of Speech
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After Rush Limbaugh called Sandra Fluke a slut, the Internet exploded with comments from people taking one side or another. And, while Limbaugh’s faithful “mega-dittoes” crowd could be counted upon to defend their champion, it was the “strange bedfellows” that …

Former Call of Duty Devs Lose Fraud Claim Against Activision Former Call of Duty Devs Lose Fraud Claim Against Activision

One of the big stories of 2010 was when the two head executives of Call of Duty developer Infinity Ward were fired. The two men, Jason West and Vincent Zampella, sued Activision for not paying them the royalties owed to …

Gloria Allred Wants Rush Limbaugh Prosecuted For Name Calling Gloria Allred Wants Rush Limbaugh Prosecuted For Name Calling
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A lawyer is seeking the prosecution of Rush Limbaugh for the controversial remarks he recently made (and has since apologized for) regarding Sandra Fluke, who he called a “slut” and a “prostitute”. You probably know the basic story by now. …

Korean Subcontractors Arrested for Selling Data Korean Subcontractors Arrested for Selling Data
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Five men working as subcontractors for South Korea’s two largest mobile providers have been arrested for illegally acquiring and selling personal information and location data from likely hundreds of thousands mobile users. The men, who were doing online field tracking …

German Lawmakers May Be Jeopardizing Search German Lawmakers May Be Jeopardizing Search

News aggregation as we know it, and possibly even search as we know it, may be in danger – at least in Germany. German lawmakers are reportedly kicking around new legislation, which if turned into law, would require a news …

Is Google Guilty of Intentionally Marketing Canadian Prescription Drug Ads to Americans? Is Google Guilty of Intentionally Marketing Canadian Prescription Drug Ads to Americans?

Google Inc. has until the 9th of April to give the Dekalb County Pension Fund investors company documents involving what authorities said was the illegal online marketing of prescription drugs to U.S. consumers by Canadian pharmacies. A Deleware judge entered …

Pinterest Comments Keep Lawsuits at Bay Pinterest Comments Keep Lawsuits at Bay
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Whenever a Pinterest user pins something to the site, they are prompted to “describe your pin.” This small detail that prompts a caption to be added to all photos might be what keeps Pinterest from getting hit with mass copyright …

LulzSec Indictments Available Online LulzSec Indictments Available Online

We just brought you coverage of Sabu’s LulzSec betrayal. And now, the court documents that were unsealed this morning in the six hackers’ indictments come to you on the interwebs. Here’s Sabu’s: Monsegur, Hector Xavier Information And Jeremy Hammond’s: Hammond, …

Google, Motorola Ordered To Hand Over Android Info To Apple Google, Motorola Ordered To Hand Over Android Info To Apple

It’s been nary a month since Google’s acquisition of Motorola was approved by both the European Union and the U.S. Justice Department. As Motorola has been deadlocked in multiple ongoing patent lawsuits with Apple regarding the distribution of Apple’s iPhone …

Pennsylvania Anti-Texting Law Begins March 8 Pennsylvania Anti-Texting Law Begins March 8

Texting drivers, take note: in the very near future, your haphazard multitasking of texting while driving will land you a $50 fine should you get caught doing it in Pennsylvania. A new law prohibiting text-based communication while driving in the …

Ryan Harris Convicted for Modem Hacking Ryan Harris Convicted for Modem Hacking
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A U.S. district court of Massachusetts convicted Ryan Harris, 26, of Redmond, Oregon, Thursday of seven counts of wire fraud, for helping thousands of people steal internet service. Harris faces up to 20 years in prison, and a $250,000 fine …

Shutterfly Soars with Pending Kodak Gallery Acquisition Shutterfly Soars with Pending Kodak Gallery Acquisition

After buying TinyPrints last year for $300 million, Shutterfly is about to acquire parts of Kodak’s online photo service for $23.8 million dollars. Kodak is parting out its Gallery after filing for bankruptcy. The agreement will transfer U.S. and Canadian …

ArrivalStar’s Jones Patent Claim Endangers Online Shipment Tracking ArrivalStar’s Jones Patent Claim Endangers Online Shipment Tracking
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One of the great amenities of buying things online is that you can usually track the shipping progress of your purchase all the way from the vendor’s warehouse to your front porch. According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, that wonderful …

MSN-Owned Site Allegedly Sells Pirated eBooks MSN-Owned Site Allegedly Sells Pirated eBooks
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The Sydney Morning Herald has reported that Microsoft-owned website Cudo, was selling a 4GB ebook reader this week for $99 (Australian) – The Chinese-made device came with a CD preloaded with 4,000 books, most of which were pirated. Some of …

Feds Indict Former Online Gambling Billionaire Feds Indict Former Online Gambling Billionaire

On Tuesday, Federal prosecutors in Baltimore released an indictment against Calvin Ayre, the Canadian founder of Bodog, one of the biggest gambling sites on the interent. Ayre is accused of running an illegal gambling business and conspiring to commit money …

Apple Appeals to High Court in China over IPad Trademark Apple Appeals to High Court in China over IPad Trademark

The Higher People’s Court of Guangzhou heard the latest appeal from Apple today, after a lower court ruled in favor of Chinese tech company Proview, which says it owns the trademark “IPad” in China. A Lawyer for Apple told the …

European Union: New Google Privacy Policy Isn’t Lawful Or Fair European Union: New Google Privacy Policy Isn’t Lawful Or Fair

Upon the eve of Google’s new and controversial Privacy Policy going into effect, the tech company received a resounding rebuke from the European Union yesterday as France’s regulator said that the new policy seems to violates the EU’s rules regarding …

Stratfor Email Leaks Reveal U.S. Plans To Indict Wikileaks Founder Stratfor Email Leaks Reveal U.S. Plans To Indict Wikileaks Founder

As you are all aware of by now, Wikileaks made a huge stink over the weekend by releasing 5GB of internal emails from Stratfor, a global intelligence company. Some of those emails concern Wikileaks’ founder Julian Assange. The Sydney Morning …

Justin Bieber Sued Over Joustin’ Beaver Android/iOS Game Justin Bieber Sued Over Joustin’ Beaver Android/iOS Game
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Apparently Justin Bieber and his lawyers don’t like it when somebody turns the popstar into an anthropomorphic beaver. The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Justin Bieber’s lawyers filed a cease and desist order to RC3, a smartphone app maker who …

Supreme Court To Decide If Tech Firms Can Be Responsible For Assisting In Human Rights Violations Supreme Court To Decide If Tech Firms Can Be Responsible For Assisting In Human Rights Violations

How do you feel about U.S. and European companies selling surveillance equipment to authoritarian regimes to better equip them in oppressing their people? Well, the Global Online Freedom Act that we reported on before would seek to combat this particular …