Quantcast

Legal Articles

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
· 1

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?
· 43

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
· 3

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 …

Julian Assange Granted Asylum To Ecuador [Rumor] Julian Assange Granted Asylum To Ecuador [Rumor]
· 1

The biggest political event this year isn’t the presidential race or that Mitt Romney chose Paul Ryan as his running mate. The biggest event that could have repercussions for years to come is the Julian Assange extradition case. If the …

Apple Conducted A Study To Find Out Why You Went With Android Apple Conducted A Study To Find Out Why You Went With Android
· 9

A lot of interesting evidence is being brought to the public’s eye in the ongoing Apple vs. Samsung court case. Nothing is more interesting, however, than a study conducted in 2010 by Apple. It wanted to find out why people …

FTC Lawyer Gloats About Big Win Against Google FTC Lawyer Gloats About Big Win Against Google

Yesterday, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced that Google will pay a $22.5 million penalty to settle a privacy case related to tracking cookies in Apple’s Safari browser. This is the largest fine a single company has ever had to …

Facebook First Amendment Rights According To The ACLU Facebook First Amendment Rights According To The ACLU
· 1

Back in May, a federal judge ruled that a Facebook “like” is not considered speech that can be protected by the First Amendment. You can read more background on the story here, but basically, a man (Deputy Sheriff Daniel Ray …

NYPD Battles Twitter, Wins With Court Order NYPD Battles Twitter, Wins With Court Order

A Twitter user posted tweets this week, indicating intentions to initiate an Aurora-like murder rampage, and the police took these tweets seriously enough to investigate. The user is quoted as tweeting things like, “i’m serious, people are gonna die like …

Zynga Now Faces A Lawsuit From EA Over Copyright Infringement
· 3

The past few weeks have been rough for Zynga to say the least. After their stocks took a massive nose dive, the top brass was accused of insider trading. All of this had led to an investigation and the company …

SHIELD Act Is A Patent Troll’s Worst Nightmare SHIELD Act Is A Patent Troll’s Worst Nightmare
· 6

I think we all agree that something has to be done about patent trolls. The patent system that they abuse is broken and it does nothing to better the economy. In fact, recent studies say patent trolls actually cost the …

Valve Is Latest To Block Class-Action Lawsuits In Their Terms Of Service

There’s a rather disturbing trend making its way through the tech industry at the moment. Companies are updating their terms of service to make it so that consumers can’t bring class-action lawsuits against the company. Consumers are instead forced to …

Apple Vs. Samsung: The War Continues In U.S. Federal Court Apple Vs. Samsung: The War Continues In U.S. Federal Court
· 1

The ongoing patent dispute between tech giants Apple and Samsung continues today in federal court in San Jose. Apple alleges that Samsung has copied the design of its iPhone and iPad products. Last week, Samsung was banned from selling its …

Galaxy Tab 7.7 Banned From Being Sold In 27 European Countries Galaxy Tab 7.7 Banned From Being Sold In 27 European Countries
· 7

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 has been banned from being sold in Europe, following a ruling in a German court. That’s certainly not good news for Samsung, nor is it good news for Google, who is trying to gain ground …

Megaupload Accuses U.S. Of Attempting To Rewrite International Law Megaupload Accuses U.S. Of Attempting To Rewrite International Law

As usual, the Megaupload case is one of the most intriguing legal battles of our time. The result of which could have long lasting impacts on not just copyright law, but International criminal proceedings and extradition laws. Before it gets …

Kim Dotcom Won’t Know His Fate Until Next Year Kim Dotcom Won’t Know His Fate Until Next Year

The Megaupload case is going to do down in history, one way or another, as one of the defining moments of global copyright law and enforcement. The historic extradition case would have gone down next month in the New Zealand …

Guess How Much Money Google Wants From Oracle Guess How Much Money Google Wants From Oracle
· 2

Google has demanded that Oracle pay $4 million to cover legal fees incurred during the highly publicized legal battle the two companies endured. Google wants nearly $3 million to cover “fees for exemplification and the costs of making copies of …

With ACTA Dead, TPP Shapes Up To Avoid The Same Fate With ACTA Dead, TPP Shapes Up To Avoid The Same Fate

The internet is still rejoicing after last week’s win over ACTA. The European Parliament overwhelmingly voted down the treaty which effectively kills it for the time being. It will be back later, but the Internet can celebrate another win for …

Yahoo And Facebook Put An End To Hostilities Yahoo And Facebook Put An End To Hostilities
· 1

We have extensively covered the patent war between Facebook and Yahoo in the past. The fight was going to have no winners and looked to just drag on as both companies accused each other of incriminating patent infringement. Thankfully, it …

Apple Sued In China For Second Time This Week Apple Sued In China For Second Time This Week
· 2

It seems that Chinese companies absolutely love to sue Apple. After settling with Proview over the iPad name for $60 million, a chemical company named Xuebao, whose name translates to Snow Leopard, sued Apple over the name for their operating …

Google Is Hit With Another Lawsuit, This One Actually Seems Legitimate Google Is Hit With Another Lawsuit, This One Actually Seems Legitimate
· 3

Lawsuits are being thrown around the tech sector like they’re free candy these days. It’s hard to actually think that any of these lawsuits hold merit since most of them equate to a nerdy slap fight over which robots were …