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Can porn be copyrighted? One file-sharing defendant says no

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The strange case of Hard Drive Productions versus "anyone that the video company's lawyers suspect of illegally downloading its pornographic movies" has taken a new and interesting twist. One of the nearly 1,500 "Does" being sued for allegedly sharing a Hard Drive film online has resorted to what seems,...
Can porn be copyrighted? One file-sharing defendant says no

Defendant Ordered to Decrypt Laptop May Have Forgotten Password

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Photo: Some girl named Jen/Flickr A Colorado woman ordered to decrypt her laptop so prosecutors may use the files against her in a criminal case might have forgotten the password, the defendant’s attorney said Monday. The authorities seized the Toshiba laptop from defendant Ramona Fricosu in 2010 with a...
Defendant Ordered to Decrypt Laptop May Have Forgotten Password

You Can’t Copyright Porn, Harassed BitTorrent Defendant Insists

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When confronted with an accusation that they have illegally shared unauthorized material online, Internet users quickly realize they are in a Catch 22 situation. Even if innocent, these accusations cost money to deflect, a cost which often exceeds the amount the claimant says it will accept in settlement. Hard Drive...
You Can’t Copyright Porn, Harassed BitTorrent Defendant Insists

Defendant Ordered to Decrypt Hard Drive Says She Forgot Her Password [Crime]

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A Colorado woman who was ordered to unlock her computer for investigators is reportedly saying she can't remember her password. More »...
Defendant Ordered to Decrypt Hard Drive Says She Forgot Her Password [Crime]

Apple seeks $2.5 billion in damages from Samsung, offers half a cent per standard-essential patent

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With their California trial approaching fast, Apple and Samsung made filings during the last few hours that shed light on what's at stake and on why the parties haven't been able to settle their dispute so far.Let's start with Apple's damages claim as it is summarized in the public redacted...
Apple seeks $2.5 billion in damages from Samsung, offers half a cent per standard-essential patent

Copyright defendant: Porn may be, um, unprotected

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A woman accused of illegally downloading porn strikes back by claiming that it doesn't promote science or useful arts and therefore can't be copyrighted....
Copyright defendant: Porn may be, um, unprotected

Austin’s Other Event: A Class Action, Mobile App Privacy Lawsuit Filed Against Facebook, Twitter, Apple, 15 Others

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It was bound to happen sooner or later, but it looks like all the heated conversation we’ve seen over user privacy in mobile apps has now finally boiled over into a class action lawsuit, filed this week in the Western Division of the U.S. District Court, Austin Division. A list...
Austin’s Other Event: A Class Action, Mobile App Privacy Lawsuit Filed Against Facebook, Twitter, Apple, 15 Others

Megaupload Founder’s Home Seized, Co-Defendant Bailed

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Bram van der Kolk, the lead programmer of the now-defunct Megaupload cyberlocker, last appeared in court on January 26th. Judge David McNaughton agreed to give the Dutch national bail but his release was delayed for a week while his home was assessed for surveillance equipment suitability. Today, van der Kolk...
Megaupload Founder’s Home Seized, Co-Defendant Bailed

Finnish court rules open WiFi network owner not liable for infringement

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A Finnish District Court has ruled that the owner of an open WiFi network is not liable for copyright infringement by others using that network. “The applicants were unable to provide any evidence that the connection-owner herself had been involved in the file-sharing,” the defendant’s attorneys wrote in an English-language...
Finnish court rules open WiFi network owner not liable for infringement

Man gets served on Facebook, literally

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Being unceremoniously dumped online isn't the only indignation made easier by social networks. For the first time, lawyers in the UK have been granted permission to serve a legal suit via Facebook. Traditionally, documents must be delivered physically, be it in person, by post or even fax. But, in...
Man gets served on Facebook, literally
Inside the DOJ's ebook price-fixing case against Apple: an analysis

DepositFiles Settles Multi Million Dollar Piracy Lawsuit

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As one of the largest files-sharing sites on the Internet, DepositFiles is visited by millions of users per day. After the Megaupload shutdown the cyberlocker appeared to be one of the top alternatives. Aside from attracting new users, the site also grabbed the attention of Hollywood with the MPAA describing...
DepositFiles Settles Multi Million Dollar Piracy Lawsuit

Here Are 20 Companies Who Sell Your Data (& How To Stop Them)

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Meet the data brokers. There’s a whole industry full of companies who make their money buying and selling our personal information. The FTC is working on busting this dark racket wide open, but in the meantime, they’re out there. Who are they? Can we stop them? Read on to find...
Here Are 20 Companies Who Sell Your Data (& How To Stop Them)

U.S. Govt. Equates Megaupload to Bank Robbers

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Two weeks ago Megaupload’s lawyers filed a motion to dismiss the criminal case on the basis that the company was never properly served. This issue was previously acknowledged by Judge O’Grady, who had doubts that the case would ever go to trial due to this procedural matter. However, the Government...
U.S. Govt. Equates Megaupload to Bank Robbers

Twitter reaction to Ched Evans case shows rape culture is alive and kicking | Amanda Bancroft

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Some tweets directed at the woman raped by Evans may be punishable, but the attitudes that led to them are deeply embeddedOn Friday afternoon, the Sheffield United footballer Ched Evans was sentenced to five years in jail for raping a 19-year-old woman. His co-accused, Port Vale footballer Clayton McDonald, was...
Twitter reaction to Ched Evans case shows rape culture is alive and kicking | Amanda Bancroft

SurfTheChannel Owner Found Guilty of Conspiracy to Defraud

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At its height in 2010, SurfTheChannel.com was among the most-visited streaming link websites on the Internet with more than 400,000 visitors a day. This popularity didn’t go unnoticed by the UK and US entertainment industries, who went to extremes to bring the site down. Aside from the use of an...
SurfTheChannel Owner Found Guilty of Conspiracy to Defraud
Furious judge decries "blizzard" of copyright troll lawsuits

Samsung, Apple Even At Odds Over Where they Will Sit at Trial

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How deep do the disputes go between Apple and Samsung? Well, the latest motion from Samsung concerns where each party will sit during the trial and how each will refer to the other. Samsung takes issue with being called the “defendant” and letting Apple be the plaintiff given that both...
Samsung, Apple Even At Odds Over Where they Will Sit at Trial

Mannheim court halts Apple's second slide-to-unlock case against Samsung

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It's taking Apple and Samsung time to win any decision against each other in Mannheim. Two weeks ago, Samsung lost its third 3G/UMTS-related case in a row and Apple saw the first one of its two German slide-to-unlock cases against Samsung thrown out. This morning, Apple's second slide-to-unlock case was...
Mannheim court halts Apple's second slide-to-unlock case against Samsung

Louise Mensch 'troll' is told he could face jail

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Frank Zimmerman, 60, tried to drive the Conservative MP off Twitter by saying one of her children would be killedAn "internet troll" who tried to drive the Conservative MP Louise Mensch off Twitter by sending her an email threatening the lives of her children has been warned he could be...
Louise Mensch 'troll' is told he could face jail

Your Tweets Are Not Your Own, Says New York Judge

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(Photo: Scott Beale, Laughing Squid) You must have known those terms of service you didn't read would come back to bite you in some Orwellian way. This can't be good, said a tiny voice in the corner of your mind as you clicked "yes" on Twitter's lengthy legalese. Oh well!...
Your Tweets Are Not Your Own, Says New York Judge

Twitter forced to release Occupy protester's tweets to New York court

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Micro-blogging site loses legal challenge to prosecutors' request for three months' worth of messages from Malcolm HarrisTwitter has been ordered to hand over almost three months worth of messages from an Occupy Wall Street protester after losing a legal challenge to prosecutors' demands for the tweets.The micro-blogging website had argued...
Twitter forced to release Occupy protester's tweets to New York court

As Apple and Samsung Head to Court, Here's a Handy Cheat Sheet

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As you may have heard, Apple and Samsung are having a bit of a tiff. Actually, it is more like a knock-down, drag-out brawl at this point. But one piece of the argument is due to be settled in a trial that starts today in a federal court in San...
As Apple and Samsung Head to Court, Here's a Handy Cheat Sheet
Court overturns conviction for theft of Goldman source code

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
Constitutional showdown voided: Feds decrypt laptop without defendant’s help

Twitter joke trial defendant wins appeal against his ridiculous conviction

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The man at the centre of what is known as the ‘Twitter joke trial’, has won his High Court challenge against conviction. Paul Chambers was found guilty of sending a menacing tweet, threatening to blow up Robin Hood airport. The result sparked outrage and created a ‘Spartacus effect‘ on the...
Twitter joke trial defendant wins appeal against his ridiculous conviction

Barnes & Noble: DOJ doesn’t understand the book publishing industry

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In a comment sent to the Department of Justice this morning, Barnes & Noble says that the DOJ’s proposed settlement with HarperCollins, Hachette and Simon & Schuster for allegedly colluding to fix e-book prices “represents an unprecedented effort” to become “a regulator of a nascent technology that it little understands.”...
Barnes & Noble: DOJ doesn’t understand the book publishing industry

Miami judge: BitTorrent downloaders are engaged in “protected anonymous speech”

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According to a report by TorrentFreak, a Miami judge has issued a landmark order in a case that included over 600 BitTorrent downloaders. Judge Marc Schumacher pulled no punches when discussing the way in which copyright holders are going after citizens, in essence bypassing federal courts thanks to a loophole...
Miami judge: BitTorrent downloaders are engaged in “protected anonymous speech”

83-Year-Old Grandma Breaks Nose on Glass Door of Long Island Apple Store, Sues for $1 M.

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Scene of the crime. Despite Apple's excessive attempts to make sure customers have a pleasant shopping experience, 83-year-old Forrest Hills resident Evelyn Paswall is suing the company for the terrible fate that befell her at its retail outfit in Manhasset, Long Island when the store's glass wall proved perhaps a...
83-Year-Old Grandma Breaks Nose on Glass Door of Long Island Apple Store, Sues for $1 M.
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