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Hideously diverse Britain: does racism equal racist?

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After a student who sent racist tweets to Stan Collymore avoided jail, the judge said he wasn't inherently racist. Really?Be careful, my journalism tutor would say. Because someone committed a crime doesn't necessarily mean you should blithely label them a criminal. A vicar caught speeding isn't the same as a burglar with...
Hideously diverse Britain: does racism equal racist?
Apple and Motorola may use arbitration to settle patent disputes

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 Fails In Its Attempt To Have Samsung Phones Banned From Sale

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Will the legal to-ing and fro-ing between Apple and Samsung ever stop? Cupertino (the cooler firm) has just lost its latest battle, this time to prevent any of Samsung's smartphones from being sold in the U.S. According to District Judge Lucy Koh, "The phones at issue in this case contain...
Apple Fails In Its Attempt To Have Samsung Phones Banned From Sale
PlayStation Network hacker sentenced to year in prison

Racist Twitter user jailed for 56 days over abusive updates about footballer Fabrice Muamba

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Liam Stacey of Pontypridd, South Wales has been given a 56 day custodial sentence after making what the judge called, “vile and abhorrent” comments, according to reports on the BBC and elswhere. 21 year old Stacey was arrested after his offensive comments, about the collapse of Bolton Wanderers footballer Fabrice Muamba...
Racist Twitter user jailed for 56 days over abusive updates about footballer Fabrice Muamba

Apple, Samsung CEOs may talk before trial goes to jury

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The CEOs of Apple and Samsung, Tim Cook and Kwon Oh Hyun, are expected to have a phone conversation later today in an attempt to settle their ongoing trial before it goes to jury, according to a Bloomberg source. Lawyers for the two companies are then expected to report to...
Apple, Samsung CEOs may talk before trial goes to jury

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

Apple v. Samsung: Did Judge Koh 'crack' under pressure?

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District Judge Lucy Koh threatened to sanction one of the best-known lawyers in the country and asked another legal titan if he was on "crack." A rookie judge builds a reputation for being tough. [Read more]...
Apple v. Samsung: Did Judge Koh 'crack' under pressure?

Facebook loses trademark fight against adult social network

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A federal judge has refused to order a Norwegian website that describes itself as “the number one socializing porn and sex network” to turn over its name to Facebook. U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White last week ruled that the court had no jurisdiction because Facebook, which sued in California, had failed...
Facebook loses trademark fight against adult social network

Nokia submits amicus brief in support of Apple's bid to block sale of Samsung products

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According to a report from Reuters, Nokia has this week become the first company to submit an amicus brief in support of Apple’s attempt to secure injunctions on several Samsung products. While the full contents of the brief have not yet been revealed, Reuters reports Nokia argued its position in...
Nokia submits amicus brief in support of Apple's bid to block sale of Samsung products

'Friends' can share your Facebook profile with the government, court rules

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A federal judge has ruled that investigators can go through your Facebook profile if one of your friends gives them permission to do so. The decision, which is part of a New York City racketeering trial, comes as courts struggle to define privacy and civil liberties in the age of...
'Friends' can share your Facebook profile with the government, court rules

Google v Oracle: judge's order creates ethical dilemma for tech bloggers

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Court tells companies to reveal names of journalists and bloggers they might have a financial relationship withIn the dog days of a hot American summer, the tech journalism and blogging community are being made to sweat a little more than usual. Or at least that is the theory, after a...
Google v Oracle: judge's order creates ethical dilemma for tech bloggers

Apple Actually Wanted A Judge To Ban Samsung From Selling Smartphones ... And The Judge Said No, Of Course (AAPL, SSNLF)

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Apple's request for a US sales ban on 26 Samsung devices was rejected by a federal judge, despite a jury verdict in August finding infringement of six of the iPhone maker's patents. Apple failed to establish that consumer demand for Samsung products was driven by technology it stole, US. District...
Apple Actually Wanted A Judge To Ban Samsung From Selling Smartphones ... And The Judge Said No, Of Course (AAPL, SSNLF)

Judge Wants To See Apple, Google And Intel Heads In Her Office Immediately

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U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh wants to see Google's Eric Schmidt, Apple's Tim Cook, and Intel's Paul Otellini in her office. She's ordered four hours with each CEO separately to question them about an alleged no-poaching agreement the three tech companies made. Employees say the three made a verbal pact...
Judge Wants To See Apple, Google And Intel Heads In Her Office Immediately
Apple targets Samsung's Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note in second U.S. patent case

Apple finds a strange bedfellow against Samsung--Nokia

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Apple vs. Samsung initially ended with a billion-dollar verdict in favor of Apple, but there have been plenty of wrinkles since. This week brought about another, as Nokia filed an amicus brief on behalf of Apple, Inc. in the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. In the...
Apple finds a strange bedfellow against Samsung--Nokia

Judge Sides With Greenlight, Blocks Apple From Holding Shareholder Vote On Proposal Over Preferred Stock

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The “silly sideshow” around Greenlight Capital and Apple issuing preferred stock, as Apple CEO Tim Cook put it, will go on according to a ruling today by U.S. District Judge Richard Sullivan in NYC today. Sullivan sided with Greenlight Capital manager David Einhorn, blocking Apple from being able to proceed with a...
Judge Sides With Greenlight, Blocks Apple From Holding Shareholder Vote On Proposal Over Preferred Stock

In surprise move, judge quits Facebook 'Sponsored Stories' case

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U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh has abruptly recused herself from a high-profile case in which Facebook had recently proposed to pay $10 million to settle accusations that it violated users’ privacy when it used their photos for “sponsored stories” without their permission. The recusal, which was first reported in a...
In surprise move, judge quits Facebook 'Sponsored Stories' case

U.S. court rules Google must disclose to Apple search terms used in discovery in Samsung case

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In mid-April I reported that "Apple called calls out Google on flawed search methodology, responsibility for Android's infringement". This was not about Google's Internet search engine but about a discovery dispute in the second California Apple v. Samsung case. Apple's patent infringement allegations relate to Android-based devices, and while some...
U.S. court rules Google must disclose to Apple search terms used in discovery in Samsung case

Explainer: what the ebook settlement means for publishers, Apple and you

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The states unveiled a deal this week that, if approved, would see consumers collect a refund of 25 cents to $1.32 for each ebook they bought from big publishers. It’s splashy news but the reality is more complicated. Here’s an easy-to-read explanation of the latest twist in the fight over...
Explainer: what the ebook settlement means for publishers, Apple and you
"Look, you may hate me": 90 minutes with John Steele, porn troll

The Apple Vs. Samsung Case Isn't Over Yet (AAPL)

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SAN JOSE, California (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Thursday asked Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd whether an Apple patent lawsuit over search technology should be put on hold for several months until after an appeals court resolves a separate lawsuit between the two companies. Apple won a...
The Apple Vs. Samsung Case Isn't Over Yet (AAPL)

Judge grants Greenlight's motion to red light Apple shareholder vote

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Judge blocks Apple from allowing shareholder vote at annual meeting concerning bundled preferred stock proposal. #BREAKING $AAPL— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) February 22, 2013 According to a report from Reuters, following a request from Greenlight Capital, a judge has blocked Apple from going through with a shareholder proposal that would...
Judge grants Greenlight's motion to red light Apple shareholder vote

Apple, Google, others fail to dismiss 'poaching' antitrust suit

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A U.S. District Judge has rejected calls to dismiss an antitrust suit, after allegations were made that Apple, Google, and others colluded not to ‘poach’ each others’ employees....
Apple, Google, others fail to dismiss 'poaching' antitrust suit

Google lobbying front grossly overstates economic weight behind brief in Oracle Android/Java case

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I've now located the fifth and last amicus curiae brief supporting Google against Oracle's Android/Java copyright appeal. The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) has published its submission to the Federal Circuit on the organization's website.Last week I already said this about the CCIA's allegiance to Google:Google is a driving...
Google lobbying front grossly overstates economic weight behind brief in Oracle Android/Java case

Facebook Settles Lawsuit, Will Pay $10 Million To Charity

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Facebook is settling a lawsuit brought upon the social network giant for $10 million.  The settlement was reached last month but made public this weekend. Facebook declined to comment on Saturday. Reuters reports that the five victims alleged Facebook violated California law by publicizing their "likes" of certain advertisers on its...
Facebook Settles Lawsuit, Will Pay $10 Million To Charity

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

Greenlight wins injunction vs. Apple preferred stock vote

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US District Judge Richard Sullivan has ruled in favor of Greenlight Capital, and issued an injunction against an Apple shareholder vote on issuing preferred stock, Reuters reports. The proposal was to have been brought up at Apple's annual shareholder meeting on February 27th. Greenlight is pursuing a lawsuit against Apple...
Greenlight wins injunction vs. Apple preferred stock vote
Apple and Samsung CEOs agree to settlement talks over patent lawsuits
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