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Belgian Anti-Piracy Group Facing Copyright Fraud, Embezzlement & Money Laundering Charges

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The Belgian anti-piracy group, SABAM, has been one of the most aggressive anti-piracy groups out there. The group recently lost two huge court cases in which it tried to get courts to force ISPs and hosting firms to put in place filters to stop infringement. Perhaps more controversially, the organization...
Belgian Anti-Piracy Group Facing Copyright Fraud, Embezzlement & Money Laundering Charges
FBI names, arrests Anon who infiltrated its secret conference call

Verizon Steps In On Prenda Case; Says Brett Gibbs Never Informed Them Of Judge's Order Killing Subpoenas

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As the minutes tick off until the Prenda hearing today, yet another bit of news has dropped in relation to the case. Verizon has stepped in and filed a declaration stating that contrary to Brett Gibbs' own claims to the court, it does not appear Gibbs informed Verizon not to...
Verizon Steps In On Prenda Case; Says Brett Gibbs Never Informed Them Of Judge's Order Killing Subpoenas

New Ruling May Mean More Googling In Court

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A federal appeals court ruling this week may open the door for judges to increase their use of search engines during court cases. Monday’s ruling authorized a judge’s use of Google to “confirm an intuition about a matter of common knowledge,” according to Reuters. The case in question was a...
New Ruling May Mean More Googling In Court

TPB AFK: Watch and Download The Pirate Bay Documentary NOW

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The Pirate Bay is one of the best known file-sharing brands and the site has a well-earned place in Internet history. The BitTorrent site and its founders have been targeted by several court cases over the years, and Swedish filmmaker and producer Simon Klose has documented part of this struggle....
TPB AFK: Watch and Download The Pirate Bay Documentary NOW

eBay and PayPal spin-off Modria launches its online conflict-resolution platform

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Modria is boldly proclaiming to be “the Fairness Engine for the Internet”, as it launches its online dispute resolution platform to the public. The premise behind Modria is simple – it’s geared towards helping businesses and organizations settle disputes swiftly and openly, with all parties involved invited to the table....
eBay and PayPal spin-off Modria launches its online conflict-resolution platform

Apple and Google request for more time to file in two separate court cases

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Apple and Google subsidiary Motorola this week have asked for more time to file their respective contentions in a pair of cases, one an appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and another for litigation in Florida....
Apple and Google request for more time to file in two separate court cases

Microsoft will sue Google directly in Android case

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Microsoft and Google have fighting for a while over the Redmond company’s claim that the Android mobile operating system violates its patents. But up to this point, Microsoft’s court cases and licensing negotiations have dealt with Google’s partners, the hardware vendors that make Android devices. That will now be changing,...
Microsoft will sue Google directly in Android case

Hilarious And Ridiculous: Networks Threaten To Pull Channels Off The Air If Aereo & Dish Win Lawsuits

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The entertainment industry has a long, long history of claiming that if copyright law doesn't go their way, they'll all go out of business. It's the adult version of "if you don't do it my way, I'm taking my ball and going home." If court cases don't go their way,...
Hilarious And Ridiculous: Networks Threaten To Pull Channels Off The Air If Aereo & Dish Win Lawsuits

Subpoenas to be served via Facebook and Twitter in Estonia

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According to a report today from AFP, crime suspects may be contacted by a court using their email, Facebook or Twitter accounts. The message would contain a short link leading to court documents. It’s a draft bill at the moment and a subpoena would only be delivered if the person...
Subpoenas to be served via Facebook and Twitter in Estonia

German Court Issues Ban on Motorola Products Using Microsoft's Patented File Format

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A German court on Friday ruled that Android phones from Motorola infringe on a Microsoft patent over file formats. The court issued an injunction on Motorola phones that use the File Allocation Table (FAT) format for file storage. Among those phones are the Atrix, the Razr and the Razr Maxx....
German Court Issues Ban on Motorola Products Using Microsoft's Patented File Format

Google Might Have To Pay Unbelievable Fines For Privacy Violations (GOOG)

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Google recently fell into hot water when it bypassed the privacy settings for people using Apple's Safari web browser. Now the investigations into exactly what was going on behind the scenes could keep the company tied up in court cases for years, reports the Wall Street Journal. The issue...
Google Might Have To Pay Unbelievable Fines For Privacy Violations (GOOG)

MPs to investigate 'underperforming' firm awarded £300m court monopoly

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Private interpreting contractor ALS faces investigation after cancelled court cases and complaints from judges and lawyersThe way in which a private contractor was awarded a £300m monopoly of court interpreting services throughout England and Wales and the firm's "underperformance" are to be investigated by MPs.The House of Commons justice select...
MPs to investigate 'underperforming' firm awarded £300m court monopoly

Google Is Doing Everything It Can To Cure A Big European Headache Without Totally Selling Out (GOOG)

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Google chairman Eric Schmidt is trying to reach a settlement with European regulators on charges that Google has abused its dominant position in the search market, Bloomberg reports. Schmidt sent a letter to European Union antitrust chief Joaquin Almunia proposing fixes to four problem areas that Almunia identified in a...
Google Is Doing Everything It Can To Cure A Big European Headache Without Totally Selling Out (GOOG)

Why Google shouldn't have to admit its privacy sins

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The gadfly activist group Consumer Watchdog grabbed more headlines this week after a federal judge let it weigh in on Google’s $22.5 million privacy settlement with the FTC. Consumer Watchdog is jumping up and down because the settlement, which punishes Google for hacking shenanigans, doesn’t require the company to admit...
Why Google shouldn't have to admit its privacy sins

Armstrong to face legal challenges

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Disgraced cyclist's Oprah interview fails to impress public and anti-doping officials - and court cases are mountingAfter the confession, the lawsuits. Lance Armstrong's extended appearance on the Oprah Winfrey network, in which the man stripped of seven Tour de France wins finally admitted to doping, has opened him up to...
Armstrong to face legal challenges

Former Righthaven CEO Fights Back; Claims As The Manager Of The Manager Of Righthaven He's Still In Power

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We recently wrote about how the receiver for Righthaven's assets, Lara Pearson, was surprised to learn that Righthaven founder and former CEO Steve Gibson had gone out and hired lawyers in an attempt to continue the appeals court cases concerning some of its district court losses on key issues. Given...
Former Righthaven CEO Fights Back; Claims As The Manager Of The Manager Of Righthaven He's Still In Power

German Newspaper 'Snippet' Law Passes: Watered Down, But Still Stupid

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For a year now, Techdirt has been following the sorry saga of Germany's attempt to make search engines and others pay for licenses to show even small excerpts from online newspapers. The main motivation seems to be to take money from Google for being successful, and to give it...
German Newspaper 'Snippet' Law Passes: Watered Down, But Still Stupid

Apple's "Steve Jobs" iPhone patent preliminarily ruled invalid, may affect Samsung lawsuit, others

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The United States Patent Office has preliminarily ruled that Apple’s famous “Steve Jobs” patent for its iPhone is invalid. As discovered by FOSS Patent, practically everyone believes that this patent is Steve Jobs’ most famous of his more than 300 patents and now it’s been subject to further review. The...
Apple's "Steve Jobs" iPhone patent preliminarily ruled invalid, may affect Samsung lawsuit, others

European Court Puts Release Of Drug Safety Data On Hold

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Last month Techdirt wrote about the case of the giant pharma company AbbVie seeking to prevent the European Medicines Agency from releasing basic health safety data that AbbVie claims contains commercially sensitive information. Unfortunately, an interim injunction has just been granted to that effect: The European Medicines Agency (EMA)...
European Court Puts Release Of Drug Safety Data On Hold
Stallman's got company: Researcher wants nanotech patent moratorium

Speak Out Against Copyright Holders Destroying True Property Rights

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For a while now, we've been following a series of very scary court cases that could take away your ability to sell physical products you own, by using a bizarre interpretation of copyright law by the courts. You can click back on that link to read some of the background,...
Speak Out Against Copyright Holders Destroying True Property Rights
Grooveshark in the dock: the music streaming service versus the record labels

Facebook and NASDAQ have IPO lawsuits consolidated and will be heard in New York

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Facebook and the NASDAQ stock exchange will not have to worry about sitting through dozens of individual court cases against them. Reuters reports that on Thursday, a panel of federal judges ordered that all the cases be transferred to U.S. District Judge Robert Sweet in Manhatten, which worked in Facebook’s...
Facebook and NASDAQ have IPO lawsuits consolidated and will be heard in New York

THE GOOGLE INVESTOR: Is Samsung Concerned About Google's Acquisition Of Motorola? (GOOG)

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The Google Investor is a daily report from SAI. Sign up here to receive it by email GOOG Off With Markets China is the news story of the day, BHP's warning about mediocre Chinese demand is pressuring the markets. Shares of GOOG are off, in line with the rest...
THE GOOGLE INVESTOR: Is Samsung Concerned About Google's Acquisition Of Motorola? (GOOG)

Blogging enriched the Orwell prize, but times have changed | Jean Seaton

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Though blogging at its best can provide an insightful view from the outside, it has now been subsumed into the mainstreamFive years ago there was an exciting new kid on the writing bock: "blogging". An ugly word - brutish and heavy - it seemed to describe something thrilling and even...
Blogging enriched the Orwell prize, but times have changed | Jean Seaton

Surprise -- Proview's Ready to Talk Settlement With Apple

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Proview's Shenzhen HeadquartersProview, the bankrupt company embroiled in a pitched battle with Apple over the Chinese rights to the iPad trademark, says it’s willing to negotiate out of court to reach a settlement. On the eve of a hearing that would determine whether or not an injunction against iPad sales...
Surprise -- Proview's Ready to Talk Settlement With Apple

Silicon Valley's secret weapon for patent law raises $2M

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Just days after Kodak lost a landmark suit against Apple and Rim, a machine learning technology that took Stanford researchers six years to develop, will bring Big Data to one of the most complex and convoluted areas of the law. Lex Machina, a startup that uses data to manage patent...
Silicon Valley's secret weapon for patent law raises $2M

Apple’s lawyers threaten Samsung with temporary restraining order to stop Galaxy S III sales

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Last time we checked in on the ongoing U.S. patent related court cases between Apple and Samsung, Apple’s lawyers were requesting to add the Galaxy S III to its previous motion for a preliminary injunction against the Galaxy Nexus line of products from February. Apple was hoping the courts...
Apple’s lawyers threaten Samsung with temporary restraining order to stop Galaxy S III sales

Does Guernsey Really Want To Become Famous -- And Ostracized -- For Introducing Image Rights?

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Just as the original term of copyright has been constantly extended from the original 14 years in the Statute of Anne, so the the scope of intellectual monopolies has been widened by the introduction of new ways in which people assert ownership of abstractions. Here's the latest idea: a right...
Does Guernsey Really Want To Become Famous -- And Ostracized -- For Introducing Image Rights?
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