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Megaupload founder's seized assets ordered returned

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Kim Dotcom, Megaupload's beleaguered founder, will have some of his assets returned. Judge Judith Potter, the New Zealand High Court judge assigned to the asset seizure issue, reversed her previous decision on the matter and declared that a court-ordered seizure in January and a backup order filed in February were...
Megaupload founder's seized assets ordered returned

Yet Another (Yes Another) Error In Megaupload Case: Search Warrants Ruled Illegal

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Early on, we pointed out that the legal theories behind the shutting down of Megaupload and the arrest of its founders were highly questionable. And since then, we've seen that it wasn't just the legal theories that were problematic, but nearly everything about the case, including a bunch of procedural...
Yet Another (Yes Another) Error In Megaupload Case: Search Warrants Ruled Illegal

Times editor apologises to high court judge for not disclosing email hacking

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James Harding tells Leveson inquiry he 'sorely regrets' paper did not reveal that reporter hacked police blogger's emailThe editor of the Times has apologised to a high court judge over the paper's failure to declare that a reporter had hacked into the email of an anonymous police blogger when it...
Times editor apologises to high court judge for not disclosing email hacking

Court: Embedding videos is not a crime

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Embedding an infringing video doesn’t violate copyright laws, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday. The court sided with the video bookmarking site myVidster, which had been sued by the gay porn production company Flava Works in 2010. Flava Works obtained a preliminary injunction against myVidster with a lower...
Court: Embedding videos is not a crime

Judge blocks Apple on two patent claims against Kodak

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US Bankruptcy Court Judge Allan Gropper has ruled that Apple does not own two of the 10 imaging patents the company was claiming in a dispute between the iPhone maker and the troubled photography pioneer. Kodak is seeking to auction off some 1,100 digital imaging and other patents in an...
Judge blocks Apple on two patent claims against Kodak

Apple drops iOS interface patent to speed Samsung trial

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There are some new developments in the Apple versus Samsung "data tapping" patent battle. Northern District of California Federal Appeals Court Judge Lucy Koh has scheduled the preliminary injunction hearing for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 for June 29, and has prevented any further evidence from being presented in court on...
Apple drops iOS interface patent to speed Samsung trial

Kim Dotcom Cleared To Pursue Case Against New Zealand For Illegal Spying

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The latest in the saga of New Zealand's Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) -- their version of the NSA -- illegally spying on Kim Dotcom, is that he's been cleared to file a lawsuit against the GCSB for its activities and the GCSB will be told to reveal some of...
Kim Dotcom Cleared To Pursue Case Against New Zealand For Illegal Spying
Kim Dotcom search warrants ruled illegal by New Zealand court

Here We Go Again: Appeals Court Puts the Kibosh on the TLC's Taxi Apps Pilot Program

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It never ends, I swear. If this back-and-forth keeps up, we’re all going to get whiplash. Bloomberg News reports that once again, the courts have blocked the Taxi and Limousine Commission’s ehail pilot program, just days after it was given the all-clear. The black car business has appealed the dismissal...
Here We Go Again: Appeals Court Puts the Kibosh on the TLC's Taxi Apps Pilot Program

Court Revives $1 Billion YouTube-Viacom Lawsuit

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An influential New York appeals court has resurrected an epic copyright case over whether Google should be liable for movies and tv shows uploaded to YouTube during the video-sharing site’s early days. A lower court judge had thrown out the case in 2010 on the grounds that Google was protected...
Court Revives $1 Billion YouTube-Viacom Lawsuit

Rumor Roundup: An Ex-Tumblr Storyboarder Gets a Job and a Foursquare VP Gets Hitched

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The happy couple. (Photo: Instagram/aubrey) Leaning Out of Tumblr Jessica Bennett, the Tumblr employee who was laid off with the shuttering of Storyboard, announced today on Twitter that she’s taken a job with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. “Turns out being fired ain’t that bad,” she tweeted, along with a link to...
Rumor Roundup: An Ex-Tumblr Storyboarder Gets a Job and a Foursquare VP Gets Hitched

Court approves Kodak financing, could exit bankruptcy by mid-2013

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When Kodak filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy a year ago, the company promised to re-emerge stronger than ever a year later. While that scenario has yet to play out, the gears do seem to be turning: US bankruptcy court Judge Allan Gropper today approved Kodak's bid to borrow up...
Court approves Kodak financing, could exit bankruptcy by mid-2013

Judge approves Kodak digital-imaging patent sale to Apple, Google and others

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The bankruptcy court judge overseeing Kodak's sell-off of its digital-imaging patents has given the green light to sell the IP to a group of company's that includes Apple, Google, Microsoft and other tech heavyweights....
Judge approves Kodak digital-imaging patent sale to Apple, Google and others

MPAA "embedding is infringement" theory rejected by court

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Judge Posner A federal appeals court has decisively rejected a legal theory that would have placed anyone who embeds a third-party video on her website in legal jeopardy. In a Thursday decision, Judge Richard Posner of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the "video bookmarking" site myVidster was...
MPAA "embedding is infringement" theory rejected by court

Portsmouth enter administration again and suffer 10-point penalty

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• Pompey on the brink once more and face 10-point penalty• Michael Appleton's side face Championship relegation battlePortsmouth have entered administration for the second time in three seasons and will suffer an automatic a 10-point penalty that will see them drop to 21st in the Championship table, out of the...
Portsmouth enter administration again and suffer 10-point penalty

Pirate Bay ruled to infringe copyright, could be blocked in UK

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The Pirate Bay could be blocked in the UK, after a High Court judge ruled that the torrent site and its users are committing copyright infringement. The case was brought before the court by a coalition of major record labels, including Sony, EMI and Universal. They want the court...
Pirate Bay ruled to infringe copyright, could be blocked in UK

Megaupload warrants ruled illegal by New Zealand court

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A court in New Zealand has ruled that the search warrants used by New Zealand police when they raided the home of Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom were invalid. Reuters reported that a High Court judge said the search warrants were “too vague” and “did not adequately describe the offences to...
Megaupload warrants ruled illegal by New Zealand court

Microsoft wins injunction against Motorola in German court, aims to strike patent license deal

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Motorola and Microsoft are no strangers to the patent war tango, and today marks the third injunction against the Droid maker in the German court. Judge Dr. Guntz of the Munich I regional court ruled that Motorola infringes on a Microsoft patent for "soft input panel system and method,"...
Microsoft wins injunction against Motorola in German court, aims to strike patent license deal

Apple showed lack of integrity in Samsung dispute, says judge

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Appeal court judge says Apple published 'false and misleading' material after order to acknowledge legal defeatA senior judge has criticised Apple again in the latest round of a legal row between the iPad maker and rival Samsung.Sir Robin Jacob said Apple had published "false and misleading" material, and suggested the...
Apple showed lack of integrity in Samsung dispute, says judge

Apple Versus Samsung: Win Some, Lose Some

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Apple’s celebration of a recent German court ruling upholding a sales ban on Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 8.9 tablets was cut short when another German court handed it a defeat to go along with its victory. The Munich I Regional Court on Wednesday evening denied Apple’s request...
Apple Versus Samsung: Win Some, Lose Some

MOD Systems co-founder wins reversal on mail fraud conviction, loses appeal in other areas

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The continuing saga of MOD Systems co-founder Mark E. Phillips, who was sentenced to four years in prison in July 2011 on fraud and money laundering charges, has taken another unusual turn. According to court documents released this week, Phillips has won a reversal of the mail fraud charge that...
MOD Systems co-founder wins reversal on mail fraud conviction, loses appeal in other areas

Secret court lifts veil, slightly, on Google, Microsoft lawsuits

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A Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court judge breaks with tradition by taking a tiny step toward more openness in lawsuits brought by Google and Microsoft. They're trying to clear their names. [Read more]...
Secret court lifts veil, slightly, on Google, Microsoft lawsuits
Mega-victory: Kim Dotcom search warrants "invalid," mansion raid "illegal"

Apple's patent case against Motorola dismissed 'with prejudice'

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A U.S. court judge on Friday dismissed Apple's smartphone patent claims against Motorola after holding a rehearing on Wednesday, possibly putting an end to the nearly two-year conflict....
Apple's patent case against Motorola dismissed 'with prejudice'

Jobs' 'thermonuclear war' quote fair game in court, Judge says

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A judge has denied Apple's request to keep controversial details from Steve Jobs' authorized biography out of a court case between it and Motorola. [Read more]...
Jobs' 'thermonuclear war' quote fair game in court, Judge says
Apple DOJ eBook trial set for next summer

News Council to live webcast hearing on Seattle Time series, sparking debate over public vote

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The Washington News Council will hold a hearing Saturday morning on a complaint against the Seattle Times by one of the subjects of its 2012 “Price of Protection” investigative series. It’s the seventh hearing in the 15-year history of the group, which describes itself as the state’s only operating media...
News Council to live webcast hearing on Seattle Time series, sparking debate over public vote

Motorola patent being enforced against Apple's iCloud invalidated by UK judge

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Google's Motorola on Friday lost its UK patent infringement case against Microsoft after a High Court judge invalidated a property currently being used as the basis of an injunction against Apple's iCloud in Germany....
Motorola patent being enforced against Apple's iCloud invalidated by UK judge

Apple files appeal over partial Kodak patent victory

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Nearly three weeks after US Bankruptcy Court Judge Allan Gropper ruled that the company had no claim to two imaging patents in its struggle with Kodak, Apple has filed an appeal challenging the judge's finding. The two companies are locked in a dispute over the ownership of a total of...
Apple files appeal over partial Kodak patent victory

Milo Yiannopoulos - meet the 'pit bull' of tech media

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Why does the founder of technology gossip website the Kernel inspire such stong reaction from the people he writes about?'You're brave," said one established denizen of Britain's tech scene when I told him I was writing a profile of Milo Yiannopoulos, founder and editor-in-chief of the tech news and gossip...
Milo Yiannopoulos - meet the 'pit bull' of tech media
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