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Google exec's inconsistent testimony weakens DOJ case against Apple in e-book price fixing suit

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The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday called a Google director to testify against Apple in its antitrust case over e-book price fixing, but the move proved unhelpful at best as the executive buckled under questioning.    ...
Google exec's inconsistent testimony weakens DOJ case against Apple in e-book price fixing suit

What the DOJ settlement means for ebook prices now

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On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Denise Cote approved a proposed settlement put forth by the Department of Justice to resolve allegations that three publishers had colluded with Apple to fix ebook prices. Here’s what will happen next. Now that the settlement is approved, when will we see changes? According to...
What the DOJ settlement means for ebook prices now

Everything you need to know about today’s e-book lawsuit in one post

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After weeks of buildup, the Department of Justice sued Apple and five book publishers today and accused them of conspiring to set e-book prices. This is a big story and publishers, consumers and retailers may see the ramifications of today’s lawsuit for months or even years to come. Here’s what...
Everything you need to know about today’s e-book lawsuit in one post

States reach $69 million settlement with three publishers in e-book price fixing case

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When the US Department of Justice sued Apple and five major book publishers over alleged e-book price rigging, it immediately became clear that a few of these companies would do just about anything to avoid trial. That same day, three of the publishers -- HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster and...
States reach $69 million settlement with three publishers in e-book price fixing case

Amazon's E-Book Deals Were Just as Tough as Apple's

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When Apple negotiated its e-book contracts with the five publishers with which it would ultimately launch iBooks, the company demanded a Most Favored Nation provision that prohibited e-books from being sold at any other retailer for a lower price. That provision today is central to the U.S. Department of Justice’s...
Amazon's E-Book Deals Were Just as Tough as Apple's

Judge Tells Megaupload, Other Groups to Work out Server Maintenance

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Lawyers for Megaupload, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Web hosting provider Carpathia Hosting and other groups fighting over who should maintain 1,100......
Judge Tells Megaupload, Other Groups to Work out Server Maintenance

HP Confirms DOJ Is Investigating Alleged Fraud in Autonomy Deal

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Hewlett-Packard said today that the U.S. Department of Justice is investigating its acquisition of Autonomy, for which it is trying to write down about $5 billion in expenses due to alleged “serious accounting improprieties.” The investigation confirmation came as part of HP’s annual report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. But this...
HP Confirms DOJ Is Investigating Alleged Fraud in Autonomy Deal

Jimmy Wales rallies Britain over TVShack extradition

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Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales is spearheading a fresh attempt to block the extradition of a British student to the United States over copyright infringement charges. Richard O’Dwyer was arrested and bailed in 2010 for being the owner and operator of TVShack, a “resource site” which allowed people to search for...
Jimmy Wales rallies Britain over TVShack extradition

Apple & DOJ submit closing arguments as e-book price fixing trial comes to a close

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After a three week debate between Apple and the U.S. Department of Justice, the controversial e-book price-fixing case concluded today with final summations at the U.S. District Court in Manhattan. As part of its last remarks, Apple presented a 136-slide deck describing its case against the DOJ in full detail underscoring its argument...
Apple & DOJ submit closing arguments as e-book price fixing trial comes to a close

Apple, Google and Intel CEOs ordered into questioning over no-poaching deals

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If you're the sort to go CEO-watching, you may want to swing by Judge Lucy Koh's courtroom in the near future. Judge Koh has ordered four hours each of depositions from Apple's Tim Cook, Intel's Paul Otellini and former Google chief Eric Schmidt to glean more information about the...
Apple, Google and Intel CEOs ordered into questioning over no-poaching deals
Dylan's Desk: It's do or die time for Microsoft
DOJ probe investigates whether cable companies are unfairly capping online video
New e-mails reveal Feds not "forthright" about fake cell tower devices

Steve Jobs biographer dropped from Apple ebook case, James Murdoch named in email

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Walter Isaacson, the author of a bestselling book about the late Apple founder, will not have to share his notes or testify in a case about alleged price-fixing between Apple and book publishers. Class action lawyers had earlier demanded that Isaacson provide evidence, based on his interviews with Steve Jobs, about...
Steve Jobs biographer dropped from Apple ebook case, James Murdoch named in email

Is Kim Dotcom's New Site, Mega, The Wild West Of Piracy?

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Megaupload, the hosting site that the U.S. government shut down last year over charges of copyright infringement and pirated content, is being reborn. Sort of. The new version is called Mega, an encrypted file sharing service built by Kim Dotcom, a man some call an Internet slumlord, others an online folk hero. The...
Is Kim Dotcom's New Site, Mega, The Wild West Of Piracy?

FBI Seizes Domains of Pirate Android App Websites

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The Department of Justice announced today that it had seized the domain names of three websites offering pirated Android apps. With help from French and Dutch police, the FBI took over applanet.net, appbucket.net and snappzmarket.com. In their place visitors to the sites now see the familiar FBI seizure banner. The...
FBI Seizes Domains of Pirate Android App Websites

Limiting bidding on spectrum auctions could be costly, study says

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If the U.S. Federal Communications Commission limits the participation of the largest mobile carriers in upcoming spectrum auctions, it could cost the U.S. treasury billions of dollars, according to a study released Tuesday.The U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division and some digital rights groups have called on the FCC...
Limiting bidding on spectrum auctions could be costly, study says

DOJ sues Apple for e-book price fixing

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The U.S. Department of Justice filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple and five book publishers for alleged e-book price fixing The Wall Street Journal reported....
DOJ sues Apple for e-book price fixing

Arizona Man Imprisoned for Selling Access to Botnets

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A 30-year-old Phoenix man was sentenced Thursday to 30 months in prison for using botnets and selling access to them, the U.S. Department of Justice announced....
Arizona Man Imprisoned for Selling Access to Botnets

Apple’s legal response to DOJ in eBook price-fixing case

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Ars Technica posted Apple’s legal response (PDF) to the U.S. Department of Justice’s lawsuit against the Cupertino, Calif.-based Company, and six publishers, for allegedly conspiring to fix eBook prices. In the document, Apple condemned the federal government for siding with ”with monopoly, rather than competition,” and then called the Department of Justice’s complaint ”fundamentally...
Apple’s legal response to DOJ in eBook price-fixing case

China Finally OKs Google’s Acquisition Of Motorola Mobility

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It’s been just over nine months since Google announced their intentions to acquire hardware manufacturer Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion, and now it seems that the final pieces of the deal have fallen into place. According to a new report from the Associated Press, Chinese officials have finally given the...
China Finally OKs Google’s Acquisition Of Motorola Mobility
Apparently, An Apple Lawyer 'Dismantled' A Google Exec In Court Yesterday (AAPL)

DOJ Calls Megaupload's Motion to Dismiss 'incredible'

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Megaupload cannot avoid prosecution in the U.S. simply because it had no physical presence in the country, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a colorfully......
DOJ Calls Megaupload's Motion to Dismiss 'incredible'

More From Mike Lynch: HP's Autonomy Accusations Are Getting Weaker

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While Hewlett-Packard may have struck the first blow in its fraud charges around its Autonomy acquisition, former Autonomy CEO Mike Lynch hasn’t stopped swinging since. Today, Lynch asserts that HP is “backtracking” on its claims against him and the Autonomy management team — because its latest statements can be read...
More From Mike Lynch: HP's Autonomy Accusations Are Getting Weaker

Canadian judge refuses US DOJ Megaupload server access

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Justice Gladys Pardu has refused a US demand for complete and unrestricted access to the Megaupload servers residing in Canada. Instead, the Ontario judge ordered the US Department of Justice and Megaupload attorneys to negotiate which information should be released under court supervision -- if no joint decision is made,...
Canadian judge refuses US DOJ Megaupload server access

DOJ’s ebook pricing case against Apple and 5 other publishers could start tomorrow

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Apple and publisher Macmillan are said to be preparing to be commenced their legal case with the US Department of Justice (DoJ) as soon as tomorrow, according to a Bloomberg report that cites sources “familiar with the matter”. The DoJ is suing Apple and five publishers for what colluding to...
DOJ’s ebook pricing case against Apple and 5 other publishers could start tomorrow
Barnes & Noble objects to proposed DOJ ebook settlement, credits agency model for saving industry

European Commission reaches ebook deal with Apple and publishers

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The European Commission has officially reached a settlement with Apple and four publishers – Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, Hachette and Macmillan’s parent company, Holtzbrinck — on ebook pricing. The U.S. Department of Justice reached a settlement with HarperCollins, Hachette and Simon & Schuster and it was approved in September. Apple and Holtzbrinck...
European Commission reaches ebook deal with Apple and publishers

Google antitrust suit may have similar impact to Microsoft case in the 1990s

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US Federal Trade Commission initiative could see search giant facing proceedings on both sides of the AtlanticThe US Federal Trade Commission is preparing a case against Google that could lead to a full antitrust lawsuit similar to the action taken against Microsoft at the end of the 1990s, the Guardian...
Google antitrust suit may have similar impact to Microsoft case in the 1990s
Traditional Publisher Ebook Pricing Harming Authors' Careers
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