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Joshua Wright FTC Nomination Probably Makes Google Happy Joshua Wright FTC Nomination Probably Makes Google Happy

This week, President Obama nominated Joshua Wright, a George Mason University School of Law professor, to serve on the Federal Trade Commission, replacing Commissioner J. Thomas Rosch. Rosch’s term will come to a close this month. Wright, an economist, in …

Apple Sues Online Grocery Store Over Its Logo Apple Sues Online Grocery Store Over Its Logo
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Apple is ridiculously protective of its trademarks and patents. That much should be clear by now. The company will drag you to court if you so much have a single element in common with its own devices. One could argue …

Oracle Case Commentators Paid By Google Are Officially Irrelevant Oracle Case Commentators Paid By Google Are Officially Irrelevant

In August, a federal court in California said Google failed to comply with an order to disclose the names of individuals that have talked about the the company’s ongoing legal battle with Oracle, and have received payment from Google. Eventually, …

Oracle Reportedly Ordered To Pay Google $1 Million Oracle Reportedly Ordered To Pay Google $1 Million

Last time we checked in with the ongoing legal dispute between Google and Oracle, Google was providing the court with a list of people it has paid, who have shared comments about the case (though, Google says it has never …

Pirate Bay Founder To Be Deported To Sweden Pirate Bay Founder To Be Deported To Sweden
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The people behind The Pirate Bay were sentenced to various amounts of time in prison back in February for criminal copyright infringement. Three of the four founders were present for the appeals hearing, but one – Gottfrid Svartholm – was …

After Losing In The U.S., Samsung Beats Apple In Japan After Losing In The U.S., Samsung Beats Apple In Japan

It was a pretty big deal when the jury handed Apple the victory in their patent dispute with Samsung. It was a rarity, however, as Samsung has won the majority of its patent disputes with Apple around the world. They …

Google Denied Request For Stay In Book Scanning Suit Google Denied Request For Stay In Book Scanning Suit

Google has been denied a stay in its lawsuit over book scanning, which has been going on for about three quarters of a decade. Jeff John Roberts at PaidContent points to a court order from the Judge, discussing why it …

Consumer Watchdog Challenges Google’s FTC Settlement Over “Safari-gate” Consumer Watchdog Challenges Google’s FTC Settlement Over “Safari-gate”

Consumer Watchdog announced today that it has won the right to oppose the recently announced $22.5 million Google settlement with the FTC. Despite the fact that this was the largest fine the FTC has ever given a single company, and …

Kim Dotcom Wins $4.83 Million In Latest High Court Ruling Kim Dotcom Wins $4.83 Million In Latest High Court Ruling
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It’s been a little over eight months since Kim Dotcom’s house was raided and all of his assets were seized. The Megaupload founder has been fighting for the return of his assets ever since. After numerous roadblocks and only a …

Wall Street: Apple Stock Hits Another Record High, Following Patent Verdict Wall Street: Apple Stock Hits Another Record High, Following Patent Verdict
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On Friday, as you have probably heard, Apple was granted a big legal win over Samsung, though an appeal is expected. Nevertheless, the ruling has major implications for the mobile industry, and for Google’s Android operating system, which comes on …

Google+ Makes #BoycottApple A Trend (And It’s Quite Visual) Google+ Makes #BoycottApple A Trend (And It’s Quite Visual)
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As you may know, a jury awarded $1.049 billion to Apple in the Apple vs. Samsung case, and Google has responded with: The court of appeals will review both infringement and the validity of the patent claims. Most of these …

Google Gives Court List Of Oracle Case Commentators, Which It Has Paid (But Not To Comment) Google Gives Court List Of Oracle Case Commentators, Which It Has Paid (But Not To Comment)

As reported last week, a California court said that Google failed to comply with an order to disclose names of individuals that have talked about Google’s legal battle with Oracle online, and have received payment from Google. Google maintains that …

Apple Vs. Samsung Verdict Has Big Effect On The Market Apple Vs. Samsung Verdict Has Big Effect On The Market
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Unless you were away from the news this weekend, you no doubt know about Apple being awarded a little over $1 billion in their patent dispute with Samsung. We can argue all we want about the jury’s incompetence or a …

Are 30 Songs Really Worth $675,000? The Justice System Thinks So Are 30 Songs Really Worth $675,000? The Justice System Thinks So
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We brought you the story of Joel Tenenbaum back in May. He was facing massive statutory damages at the hands of the RIAA for sharing 30 songs via the file sharing service, Kazaa. Unfortunately, he was denied an appeal with …

Apple Vs. Samsung: South Korean Court Rules Against Both Companies Apple Vs. Samsung: South Korean Court Rules Against Both Companies
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Apple vs. Samsung: The hearing just wrapped up in the U.S. and we’re now waiting for the jury’s decision. The decision could lead to consequences, good or bad, in patent law and technology innovation. Either way, one company is going …

Google Is Not Happy With This Proposed Law Google Is Not Happy With This Proposed Law
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Google has been speaking out about a proposed law in Germany, which would require search engines and aggregators to pay to license content from publishers via ancillary copyright, in order to display headlines (with links) and snippets of text. You …

Ironically, FairSearch Company Expedia Accused Of Breaking Antitrust Laws Ironically, FairSearch Company Expedia Accused Of Breaking Antitrust Laws

Expedia, along with a number of other companies, including Orbitz, Travelocity, Sabre Holdings Corp., Marriott International, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, and Hilton Worldwide, have been named in a federal lawsuit in California for conspiring to fix hotel room prices, …

Judge Indicates Google Has Not Complied With Paid Blogger Request, Sets Friday Deadline Judge Indicates Google Has Not Complied With Paid Blogger Request, Sets Friday Deadline
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On Friday, Google and Oracle each told a California court that they did not pay journalists or bloggers for coverage of their lengthy legal battle, after a judge ordered them to disclose if they had done so. Google reportedly said …

New Zealand Court Orders FBI To Show Kim Dotcom Evidence New Zealand Court Orders FBI To Show Kim Dotcom Evidence

It was only last month that a New Zealand court ruled that the FBI broke the law by moving its evidence against Kim Dotcom overseas. The court also ruled that the FBI must give all the evidence they have on …

Should Linking To Copyrighted Material Be Illegal? Should Linking To Copyrighted Material Be Illegal?
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Despite how you feel on the matter, online piracy is illegal. Various courts throughout the country have said again and again that uploading pirated works on the Internet for others to download is illegal. The copyright lobby hasn’t really done …

Your Smartphone Can Now Be Used To Track You Without A Warrant Your Smartphone Can Now Be Used To Track You Without A Warrant
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Warrants are an important part of the legal process in this country. If the police want to search your house, they must obtain a warrant from a judge. New technology like social media and smartphones are not as strictly defined …