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Google hit with $208K fine over alleged defamation

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An Australian man charged Google with defaming him after search results for his name related in some way to mobsters. [Read more]...
Google hit with $208K fine over alleged defamation

Apple Threatens to Sue Chinese Firm for Defamation in iPad Trademark Dispute

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Apple has threatened to take legal action against a little-known Chinese firm for inflaming an ongoing dispute over the iPad trademark....
Apple Threatens to Sue Chinese Firm for Defamation in iPad Trademark Dispute

Northcliffe accuses spoof Twitter user of email hacking

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Northcliffe Media files court papers in US accusing Twitter user behind @UnSteveDorkland account of email hacking, impersonation and defamationThe anonymous Twitter user behind a parody account of a senior Daily Mail & General Trust newspaper executive has been accused in a US court of email hacking, impersonation and defamation.Northcliffe Media,...
Northcliffe accuses spoof Twitter user of email hacking
Church Sues Former Members For Posting A Negative Review Online

Seeking an exit, Proview prepares to negotiate with Apple over Chinese iPad trademark

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Taiwanese firm Proview appears to be seeking an exit from its ongoing trademark dispute with Apple in China. According to a report from Times of India, the company’s lawyer has indicated its willingness to sit down with Apple and agree a deal that grants it the rights to use the...
Seeking an exit, Proview prepares to negotiate with Apple over Chinese iPad trademark

Apple Threatens to Sue Proview for Defamation -- Read the Letter

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Proview’s legal battle with Apple over the iPad trademark grows more inane by the day. This morning the bankrupt company said it won a ruling from People’s Intermediate Court in Huizhou barring Sundan, a Chinese electronics retail chain, from selling iPads. But the decision applies only to Sundan’s Huizhou branch....
Apple Threatens to Sue Proview for Defamation -- Read the Letter

The Oatmeal beat Funnyjunk, but other cartoonists aren't so lucky

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The Oatmeal is raising huge amounts of money for charity by very publicly thumbing its nose at a lawyer acting for Funnyjunk – but that's hiding the real truth about the problems online comic strips faceMatt Inman is an acerbic enough character when idle. When roused, the creator of popular...
The Oatmeal beat Funnyjunk, but other cartoonists aren't so lucky

You Weigh In. NYT: Free Speech for Consumers or Defamation Against Businesses? http://nyti.ms/ddcqSh tag it #Slapps

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You Weigh In. NYT: Free Speech for Consumers or Defamation Against Businesses? http://nyti.ms/ddcqSh tag it #Slapps
Billionaire T. Boone Pickens claims extortion and cyber bullying from his son's tell-all blog

Proposed Chinese Law May Force Sina Weibo To Implement Real-Name Registration

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Chinese economics magazine Caijing reported today (link via Google Translate) that the National People’s Congress is considering a new law that would require Internet users who wish to register services to use their real names. While the Chinese government says the legislation will “safeguard” Internet users from defamation, fraud and...
Proposed Chinese Law May Force Sina Weibo To Implement Real-Name Registration

The Magician Sued By Teller For Copyright Infringement Has Tried A Disappearing Act In Response

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Nearly a year ago, we wrote about the disappointing news that Raymond Teller, better known as "Teller" from Penn & Teller (also as the silent guy in that act), was suing another magician for copyright infringement for copying one of his tricks. This was disappointing on multiple levels. As we...
The Magician Sued By Teller For Copyright Infringement Has Tried A Disappearing Act In Response

Another Lawsuit Filed For Google Autocomplete 'Defamation'

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Another day, another lawsuit filed against Google for defamation-via-search-results. And, yet again, it's being filed in a country that has proven amenable towards plaintiffs who somehow feel a search algorithm has the power to defame. This time the plaintiff is Guy Hingston, an Australian cancer surgeon. His complaint revolves around...
Another Lawsuit Filed For Google Autocomplete 'Defamation'

It's Not Defamation To Call Someone A Terrorist Online; Accusing Them Of Putting A Severed Horse Head In A Pool, However...

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In this edition of "Real Life Soap Operas, as Seen Via Court Filings," we have a case involving someone putting a severed horse head into a pool, anonymous accusations, family members accusing family members, blog comments calling someone a terrorist and... wait... a severed horse head in a pool? Yup....
It's Not Defamation To Call Someone A Terrorist Online; Accusing Them Of Putting A Severed Horse Head In A Pool, However...

Will Our Industry Ever Innovate Like Morse? Probably Not.

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Last month I finished a compelling biography of Samuel Morse: Lightning Man: The Accursed Life Of Samuel F.B. Morse, by Pulitzer-prize winning author Kenneth Silverman. If you’re a fan of great biographies, or just want to learn more about the history of both our industry and of the United States...
Will Our Industry Ever Innovate Like Morse? Probably Not.

Addressing Hateful And Libelous Internet Speech In The Post Juicy Campus Era

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ContentsBlock the sitePursue the perpetratorsJuicy Campus is gone, but other sites have taken its place as a hub for anonymous slander around college campuses. Intentional or not, the conversation at these sites tends toward abusive, with successive commenters attempting to one-up each other with each insult. Students targeted by...
Addressing Hateful And Libelous Internet Speech In The Post Juicy Campus Era

Attorney rating service Avvo prevails in libel case, calls it a victory for ‘Web transparency’ and First Amendment

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Mark Britton Calling it a victory for Web transparency and the First Amendment, Seattle-based Avvo today said that a judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by a disgruntled Florida lawyer who claimed that the company’s rating amounted to defamation and false advertising. “We’ve said from the very beginning that we...
Attorney rating service Avvo prevails in libel case, calls it a victory for ‘Web transparency’ and First Amendment

Lord McAlpine, Wronged By BBC, Demands 10,000 People On Twitter Pay Up

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Folks in the UK have spent much of this month following the story of Lord McAlpine (Robert Alistair McAlpine) the former politician who worked for Margaret Thatcher. Earlier this month, the BBC reported on its Newsnight program that an unnamed former "senior" politician in the UK government was implicated in...
Lord McAlpine, Wronged By BBC, Demands 10,000 People On Twitter Pay Up
Corporate espionage in Korea: Samsung accuses LG of spying

Apple tells Proview that it will sue for defamation if it doesn’t stop talking

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Earlier today the news surfaced that a local Chinese court had effected a ban on iPad sales at retailer Sundan’s Huizhou branch. This ban was effected due to Apple being found in violation of the ‘iPad’ trademark rights of a company called Proview, who originally took Apple to court over the...
Apple tells Proview that it will sue for defamation if it doesn’t stop talking

'Revenge porn' site owner is sued

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The founder of a "revenge porn" website has been ordered to pay $250,000 (£170,000) in damages for defamation....
'Revenge porn' site owner is sued

Bizarre 'Attribution' Troll Bullies Twitter Users Into Compliance With Baseless Legal Threats

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My apologies ahead of time for the length of this piece, but anything shorter wouldn't do the subject justice. I will, however, provide plenty of pictures and blockquotes. This post deals with a strange copyright troll, which bullies people into properly attributing a quoted poem. The troll runs across multiple...
Bizarre 'Attribution' Troll Bullies Twitter Users Into Compliance With Baseless Legal Threats
Nice Try, FunnyJunk: Indiegogo Says the Oatmeal’s Fundraiser is Legit

HTC to sue Taiwanese magazine following "groundless" report of boardroom tension

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Troubled phone-maker HTC is to sue a Taiwanese magazine after it published a report that claimed chairwoman Cher Wang had given CEO Peter Chou six months to kick-start the company’s resurgence or he’d be out of a job. The publication, Next Magazine, said there was tension between the two and reported that Wang...
HTC to sue Taiwanese magazine following "groundless" report of boardroom tension

Google Video trial to continue to Italian supreme court

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Three Google executives are heading back to court in Italy, where the prosecutor has appealed their acquittal on charges of allowing a video to be posted in breach of Italy's privacy laws, one of the Google execs involved said on Wednesday.Google's Senior Vice President David Drummond, Chief Legal Officer...
Google Video trial to continue to Italian supreme court

Google must act quickly on libellous Blogger posts, says appeal court

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Landmark ruling that tech giant could be liable for comments if it has been notified of them and failed to remove themGoogle may have to act quicker to remove potentially libellous posts from its Blogger.com following a court of appeal ruling in London.The court ruled that a gap of five...
Google must act quickly on libellous Blogger posts, says appeal court
FunnyJunk's lawyer personally gave money to The Oatmeal's fundraiser

Twitter sued by Australian man defamed in row over secret blog

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An Australian man is suing Twitter for defamation after a tweet wrongly accused him of authoring a hate blog directed at a television personality....
Twitter sued by Australian man defamed in row over secret blog

Kuwaiti writer gets 7 years for slandering religious minority on Twitter

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Kuwaiti writer Mohammed Al-Mulaifi was sentenced to seven years of hard labor in prison yesterday for slander and defamation against the country's Shi'ite minority on his Twitter account. He said members of the country's Shi'ite Muslim minority were loyal to foreign countries due to their alleged foreign origin. He...
Kuwaiti writer gets 7 years for slandering religious minority on Twitter

Spineless Web Host Shutters Site Over Toothless Legal Threat Because Comments Are Too Much Trouble

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What is it with hosting companies who are quick on the trigger to take down entire sites in a kneejerk response to legal threats, going way, way beyond their legal obligations? We recently wrote about hosting firm ServerBeach taking down 1.5 million blogs over a single copyright claim (when to...
Spineless Web Host Shutters Site Over Toothless Legal Threat Because Comments Are Too Much Trouble

NJ Court Says Determines Whether Woman Is A Journalist or Not

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The online world is interesting for all of us when it comes to defining who we are. While it’s easy to call yourself a blogger what does that actually mean from a legal standpoint? How is a blogger truly defined when it comes to the legal side of the...
NJ Court Says Determines Whether Woman Is A Journalist or Not
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