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Facebook First Amendment Rights According To The ACLU Facebook First Amendment Rights According To The ACLU
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 …

Nokia Is Suing Google Over Patents (Again) Nokia Is Suing Google Over Patents (Again)
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The Galaxy Nexus is a super sleek Android phone that many people couldn’t wait to get a hold of. Then came Apple (again) suing Google and claiming that the Galaxy Nexus infringed upon their patents. All that bad news led …

Pressure Mounts on UK to Halt Richard O’Dwyer’s Extradition to US Pressure Mounts on UK to Halt Richard O’Dwyer’s Extradition to US
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Although the United Kingdom has yet to withdraw plans to extradite Richard O’Dwyer to the United States in order to face charges related to copyright infringement, a separate case that isn’t entirely dissimilar to O’Dwyer’s situation may have increased pressure …

Judge Declares Megaupload Searches Illegal Judge Declares Megaupload Searches Illegal
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New Zealand’s High Court has declared that the warrants used to justify the January 19th raid on Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom’s were illegat. The court also ruled that it was illegal for copies of Dotcom’s hard drive to be removed …

Friendthem CEO On Suing Facebook: We Have Multiple Emails [Exclusive] Friendthem CEO On Suing Facebook: We Have Multiple Emails [Exclusive]

As previously reported, Friendthem CEO Charles Sankowich is saying that his company is going to sue Facebook over a new feature the company has rolled out, called, “Find Friends Nearby“. The feature comes from Facebook’s recent acquisition of social discovery …

CEO Says Facebook Stole His Idea, Expects to Sue Very Shortly CEO Says Facebook Stole His Idea, Expects to Sue Very Shortly
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Over the weekend, Facebook rolled out a new feature called Find Friends Nearby. It enables you to discover people around you and make new friends. It sounds like your basic social discovery functionality (the huge trend at SXSW this year). …

U.S. Government Pirates TVShack.net to Share Pithy Anti-Piracy Propaganda U.S. Government Pirates TVShack.net to Share Pithy Anti-Piracy Propaganda

If you’ve tried to go to sites like Megaupload or Ninjavideo or any other file-sharing site that has been seized by the U.S. government, instead of seeing the website you’ll be met with a notice from the government telling you …

Tetris Clones Beware, You May Be Held Accountable For Copyright Infringement

I think everybody knows what Tetris is by now. If you don’t, then you obviously never owned a game console since the Gameboy. It pretty muck kickstarted the puzzle genre and it spawned countless imitators. The company that owns the …