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Breastfeeding Overdose: Woman Guilty of Homicide

In a tragic case of malicious neglect to a newborn child, the Associated Press tells us of a 39-year-old woman from South Carolina has been recently sentenced to 20 years of prison for killing her 6-week-old daughter by way of …

Google And Viacom Settle Once And For All Google And Viacom Settle Once And For All

Google and Viacom have finally settled their lengthy legal battle over copyright once and for all. The companies both announced the news Tuesday morning. Here’s their joint statement: “Google and Viacom today jointly announced the resolution of the Viacom vs. …

You Can Now Use Millions Of High-Quality Pics From Getty On You Site For Free You Can Now Use Millions Of High-Quality Pics From Getty On You Site For Free

Getty Images, long known for suing people for using its photos on blogs, has surprised the Internet by making millions of them free to use. The photography giant announced that tens of millions of its photos are now embeddable, which …

Nobody Wins In Yelp Defamation Suit Nobody Wins In Yelp Defamation Suit

Over a year ago, a Virginia judge ordered a Yelp user to change a negative review on the site. Building contractor Dietz Development sued user Jane Perez, claiming to have lost business because of her negative postings on the site …

Quentin Tarantino And Prince Attack Linking Quentin Tarantino And Prince Attack Linking
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It’s been an odd week in Internet news as both Quentin Tarantino and Prince looked to sue people for linking to things. The former is suing Gawker for posting links to his recently leaked film script hosted elsewhere, while the …

Yelp To Users: Don’t Be Afraid To Leave Negative Reviews Yelp To Users: Don’t Be Afraid To Leave Negative Reviews

Yelp, it would seem, doesn’t want its users to be afraid to leave negative reviews for businesses because of some of the lawsuits that have made the headlines. Yelp Senior Director of Litigation Aaron Schur took to the Yelp blog …

Virginia Yelp Review Suit Goes To Trial Virginia Yelp Review Suit Goes To Trial

A little over a year ago, a Virginia judge ordered a Yelp user to change a negative review on the site. Jane Perez was sued by Dietz Development, a building contractor who claimed to have lost business because of her …

Court Orders Yelp To Identify Anonymous Reviewers Court Orders Yelp To Identify Anonymous Reviewers
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Once again, the subject of free speech with regard to Yelp reviews has been brought up in court. A new decision has proven controversial because if the court is wrong (which is very possible due to an apparent lack of …

Facebook Offers 70 Million More Shares, Heads To Court Over IPO Facebook Offers 70 Million More Shares, Heads To Court Over IPO

Facebook announced on Thursday that it is offering 70,000,000 new shares of its Class A common stock, with 27,004,761 shares being offered by the company itself and 42,995,239 shares being offered by certain selling stockholders, including CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who …

Life Sentence For Pot: Jeff Mizanskey Seeks Support
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A Missouri newspaper tells us of a man named Jeff Mizanskey who was convicted of an intent to distribute about five pounds of marijuana charge in 1993. Today, Mizanskey seeks support to gain clemency from the resulting life sentence. Although …

Jury Awards Apple $290 Million In Samsung Lawsuit Jury Awards Apple $290 Million In Samsung Lawsuit

The AFP and the San Jose Mercury News reported an important update today on the lawsuit between Apple and Samsung: an eight-person jury from Silicon Valley has awarded Apple $290 million for Samsung’s apparent copying of iPhone and iPad designs, …

Wikimedia Foundation Sends Cease & Desist To Wiki-PR Wikimedia Foundation Sends Cease & Desist To Wiki-PR
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Last month, Sue Gardner, the outgoing executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation, announced that over 250 Wikipedia accounts had been blocked or banned as editors investigated accusations of people being paid to edit and manage pages. Wiki-PR is a company …

Google Pays $17 Million To States Over ‘Safari-Gate’ Google Pays $17 Million To States Over ‘Safari-Gate’
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Last year, Google was handed the largest fine for a single company in FTC history when it was penalized to the tune of $22.5 million in relation to the tracking of Safari users. Critics felt the fine didn’t go far …

John McAfee Responds To Wrongful Death Lawsuit John McAfee Responds To Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Last week, news came out that eccentric McAfee Antivirus founder John McAfee is being sued by the daughter of his neighbor in Belize, Gregory Faull, whose death began a multi-national manhunt for McAfee last year. McAfee has remained wanted for …

Fair Use Prevails As Google Wins Book-Scanning Case Fair Use Prevails As Google Wins Book-Scanning Case
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So, you know that book-scanning legal battle that Google has been fighting for the past eight years against the Authors Guild? Google just won. In a New York court, Judge Denny Chin ruled that Google can continue its book-scanning ways …

49ers Aldon Smith Turns Himself In To Authorities

Things just aren’t going Aldon Smith’s way, as the San Francisco pass rusher surrendered to authorities Tuesday night in connection with felony weapons charges. After being processed, Smith immediately posted $75,000 bail. NFL.com is reporting that Smith is scheduled to …

Yahoo Microsoft ‘Search Alliance’ Encounters More Friction Yahoo Microsoft ‘Search Alliance’ Encounters More Friction

More friction between Microsoft and Yahoo regarding the two companies’ “Search Alliance” has been made public thanks to court documents obtained by Reuters. The two companies have been having a quiet legal battle about rolling out Microsoft’s Bing search technology …

Mark Cuban Innocent In Insider Trading Case, Jury Finds Mark Cuban Innocent In Insider Trading Case, Jury Finds

A federal jury has reportedly found billionaire Mark Cuban not guilty of insider trading. The trial began last month, stemming from accusations that he engaged in insider trading when selling shares of Mamma.com back in 2004. The SEC had filed …

Judge Says Gmail Might Be Breaking The Law Judge Says Gmail Might Be Breaking The Law
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Google continues to battle a class action lawsuit filed in may, claiming that the company is violating laws when it “opens” and “reads” emails. Earlier this month, Google asked a judge to dismiss the suit, but that didn’t happen. This …

Yelp: We’d Love To Work With More Law Enforcement Officials To Crack Down On Fake Reviews Yelp: We’d Love To Work With More Law Enforcement Officials To Crack Down On Fake Reviews
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This week, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced that nineteen companies agreed to stop writing fake Yelp reviews and pay over $350,000 of fines. “Consumers rely on reviews from their peers to make daily purchasing decisions on anything …

LinkedIn Aims To Clear Up ‘False Accusations’ LinkedIn Aims To Clear Up ‘False Accusations’
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Last week, a class action lawsuit was filed against LinkedIn, alleging that it breaks into users’ email accounts. The company says the suit is “without merit”, and that accusations are false. Main St. (part of TheStreet Network) reported on the …