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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 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 …

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 …