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Online Game Item Trading Banned In South Korea Online Game Item Trading Banned In South Korea

Those who play online games are aware of the massive economy surrounding in-game item trading. It has led to such activities like gold farming that many players frown upon but it still makes a lot of money every year. South …

FBI Ordered To Start Copying Kim Dotcom’s Data For Potential Return FBI Ordered To Start Copying Kim Dotcom’s Data For Potential Return

Things are yet again looking up for ol’ Kim Dotcom. It was only a few weeks ago that the New Zealand High Court ordered the FBI to hand over all the evidence they have against him. Dotcom’s other request to …

Google’s Matt Cutts Weighs In On Suing Over Search Rankings Google’s Matt Cutts Weighs In On Suing Over Search Rankings
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Here in the U.S. past legal battles have pretty much established that search rankings are a matter of free speech. Otherwise, we’d have probably seen a lot more search rankings-related lawsuits by now (though it hasn’t stopped complaints about how …

Avoiding Being Served? You May Be Safe on Facebook Avoiding Being Served? You May Be Safe on Facebook

A ruling from a U.S. District Court questions whether or not Facebook is an acceptable form of legal communication. In 2009, a Chase credit card opened by one Lorri Fortunato ran up $1,243 worth of charges, which went unpaid. Eventually, …

Comcast Defends Its Subscribers Against Copyright Trolls Comcast Defends Its Subscribers Against Copyright Trolls
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People have a lot of bad things to say about ISPs, but we should give them credit when they do something pro-consumer. Remember when Verizon refused to comply with a subpoena that sought the identities behind IP addresses? That was …

U.S. Doesn’t Want Megaupload Users Getting Their Data Back U.S. Doesn’t Want Megaupload Users Getting Their Data Back
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The MPAA shocked everybody last week when they said they would be fine with Megaupload users getting access to their legitimate files. They wouldn’t help those people get back their data, but they wouldn’t be opposed to them getting it …

Megaupload Lawyer Not Buying MPAA’s Sympathy Megaupload Lawyer Not Buying MPAA’s Sympathy

In a rather surprising turn of events, the MPAA submitted a document to the court yesterday saying that they would be fine with legitimate Megaupload users getting their data back. The organization had previously said they wanted the data to …

MPAA “Sympathetic” To Legitimate Megaupload Users MPAA “Sympathetic” To Legitimate Megaupload Users
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I can’t believe it’s been almost six months since Megaupload was taken down by the feds and Kim Dotcom was arrested for criminal copyright infringement and other horrible things. It’s been a roller coaster full of twists and turns since …

Android’s Next Patent Challenge Comes From Nokia Android’s Next Patent Challenge Comes From Nokia
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Nokia could be considered the grandfather to the modern cellphone. The company obviously owns a lot of patents and receives royalties from those who make smartphones. Heck, patent royalties net Nokia €8 per every iPhone sold. Now they want a …

Is Mark Zuckerberg To Blame For Facebook’s IPO Fiasco? Is Mark Zuckerberg To Blame For Facebook’s IPO Fiasco?
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Despite all the hype leading up to Facebook’s IPO, the circumstances abruptly changed after the company’s public debut. The stock was priced at $38 per share, which valued the company at $104 billion. At this rate, Facebook became the third largest public offering in the history of the United States, behind General Motors and Visa.

Julian Assange Loses UK Supreme Court Appeal Julian Assange Loses UK Supreme Court Appeal
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We received word last week that a decision would me made today in regards to Julian Assange’s bid to avoid extradition. It would appear that he he has lost that bid as the UK Supreme Court issued their verdict today …

What If The Google Penguin Update Inadvertently Killed The Web As We Know It? What If The Google Penguin Update Inadvertently Killed The Web As We Know It?
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Note: Perhaps the headline of this article is a little sensational, but don’t overlook the “what if” part. I’m not suggesting Google has some plot to kill the web. However, many businesses rely on Google and people are freaking out …

Facebook Hit With Class Action Lawsuits Following Fubar IPO Facebook Hit With Class Action Lawsuits Following Fubar IPO
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Whenever we here at WebProNews have speculated or reported on class action lawsuits filed against Facebook, the nature of those complaints has almost always had to do with the social networking giant’s dubious handling of user privacy. Given the remarkably …

Julian Assange To Find Out If He’s Being Extradited Next Week Julian Assange To Find Out If He’s Being Extradited Next Week

It’s been a long time since Julian Assange was arrested for an alleged rape and sexual assault in Sweden. According to Wikileaks, he’s been detained in house arrest for 533 days. He’s been in and out of court hearings, starting …

FBI Is Hoping To Wiretap Internet Services – Should It Be Allowed? FBI Is Hoping To Wiretap Internet Services – Should It Be Allowed?
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As technologies have advanced, they have dramatically changed the way that we live and interact. We, as consumers, have become accustomed to the convenience, capabilities, and even the entertainment that they provide. But, should these same advantages be applied to …

Charles Nesson Says RIAA Creating “Urban Legend” Around Copyright Charles Nesson Says RIAA Creating “Urban Legend” Around Copyright
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You may recall the story of Joel Tenenbaum, the young man who chose to fight the RIAA when the group began to go after individual file sharers during the last decade. He has been caught in a legal hell for …

Yahoo Claims Patents For Open Source Technologies Yahoo Claims Patents For Open Source Technologies

Facebook is really into the open source movement. Just looking at their developer’s page should tell you that they care about developers and aim to provide them with the best in open source development tools. Yahoo has open sourced some …

Righthaven Copyrights (Including Porn Titles) Being Auctioned on eBay Righthaven Copyrights (Including Porn Titles) Being Auctioned on eBay

17 Righthaven copyrights are being auctioned off on eBay today. I’m not going to rehash the entire Righthaven saga here, but if you’re unfamiliar with the story, Righthaven with the business model of purchasing copyrights and suing people. They have …

Facebook Photos Could Derail Plaintiff’s Injury Claim Facebook Photos Could Derail Plaintiff’s Injury Claim
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Here’s another sticky legal question that wouldn’t have existed prior to 2004: a Canadian woman has been ordered by the Supreme Court of British Columbia to submit her personal photos from Facebook as evidence to be used in a damages …

The Pirate Bay To Be Blocked In The UK The Pirate Bay To Be Blocked In The UK
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We reported a few months ago that there was a high court ruling currently pending on whether or not The Pirate Bay could be blocked by UK ISPs. It seems that those in the copyright industry got their wish as …

Kim Dotcom To Have $750,000 Returned To Him Kim Dotcom To Have $750,000 Returned To Him
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We brought you word a few months ago that Kim Dotcom, founder of Megaupload, was on his way to getting some of his possessions back. It seems that the news has finally become reality as Dotcom had about $750,000 worth …