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At Long Last, Twitter Files Anti-Spam Lawsuits

Apple plans to sue bankrupt Kodak for patent infringement

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Despite Kodak filing for bankruptcy and planning to sell off its digital camera business, Bloomberg reports Apple has now asked permission from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to sue Kodak over patent infringement related to digital cameras, printers, and digital picture frames. Apple will also be filing a lawsuit in...
Apple plans to sue bankrupt Kodak for patent infringement
Teacher’s aide files lawsuit against school system that asked for her Facebook login details

Company Behind Adam & Eve Discovers Quickly That Courts Are Now Hip To Copyright Trolling

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Adam & Eve is a well known purveyor of sex toys, and the company is generally considered somewhat mainstream -- as I hear them advertise on all sorts of mainstream-ish podcasts. I had no idea that the company was actually founded back in 1970 as a way to help family...
Company Behind Adam & Eve Discovers Quickly That Courts Are Now Hip To Copyright Trolling
Yahoo files lawsuit against Facebook for alleged patent infringement

Wi-Fi Alliance: There’s nothing “Super” about white spaces broadband

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The Wi-Fi Alliance, the keepers of the Wi-Fi brand, have come out swinging against the characterization of white spaces broadband as Super Wi-Fi. The Alliance issued a press release Friday saying it likes the tech, but the name will lead to “substantial user confusion.” While it fell short of filing...
Wi-Fi Alliance: There’s nothing “Super” about white spaces broadband

EA v Zynga: is there a case?

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Electronic Arts announced on Friday that it is suing Zynga for copyright infringement, alleging that The Ville is an 'unmistakble copy' of Sims Social. But is there a case and what does it mean for the industry?On Friday afternoon, Lucy Bradshaw, the general manager of games studio Maxis, posted a...
EA v Zynga: is there a case?

Game makers face uphill battle proving copyright infringement in court

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The idea of copying a successful game concept and profiting off of your own version is practically as old as the game industry itself—just look at the countless Pong clones released in the wake of the Atari original (which itself may have been copied from another source... but that's...
Game makers face uphill battle proving copyright infringement in court
Samsung piles pressure on LG with LCD patent lawsuit

Yahoo files lawsuit against Facebook

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Internet company claims Facebook infringes patents covering advertising, privacy controls and social networkingYahoo is filing a lawsuit against Facebook claiming infringement of patents covering advertising, privacy controls and social networking, following through on a threat it made last month.In a court filing , the former web giant - which has...
Yahoo files lawsuit against Facebook

Zynga Files Suit Against Former Staffer Claiming Theft of Trade Secrets

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Following the departure of several high-level employees, Zynga is striking back, in part, by filing a lawsuit against one of its former general managers, alleging “the wholesale theft of some of its most sensitive and commercially valuable data.” The complaint was filed in Superior Court in San Francisco on Friday against...
Zynga Files Suit Against Former Staffer Claiming Theft of Trade Secrets

Prenda Law Sues Critics For Defamation

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Wow. Wow. Wow. Okay, so we have another story we've been working on concerning Brett Gibbs, a lawyer who was working for Prenda Law in California, finally answering some of the questions presented to him by a judge. We'll get that story up later, because there's a new Prenda story...
Prenda Law Sues Critics For Defamation

Zynga Fires Back At EA With Claims Of Innocence And Accusations Of Wrongdoing On EA's Part

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We last left Zynga back in August with EA filing a lawsuit against the casual game company in which EA makes claims of copyright infringement. EA had accused Zynga of cloning its Sims Social game when Zynga made its game, The Ville. Well, Zynga has finally fired back with filings...
Zynga Fires Back At EA With Claims Of Innocence And Accusations Of Wrongdoing On EA's Part

Judge scolds Microsoft and Motorola for ‘hubris’ and arrogance in patent case

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After listing to three hours of arguments from Microsoft and Motorola in a patent dispute today, a federal judge in Seattle deferred his rulings on the motions before him but leveled sharp criticisms at both companies in the case. “The court is well aware that it is being played as...
Judge scolds Microsoft and Motorola for ‘hubris’ and arrogance in patent case

Is Yelp The Mafia?

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Yelp is again in the news for extortionate sales practices alledged by small business owners (see More Complaints About Yelp Business Practices, Now In Chicago, and Is Yelp Committing Extortion?), but this time they are headed for court: - Christie Lagorio, Yelp Lawsuit Alleges Extortion Tactics Customer-review website Yelp's sales tactics included...
Is Yelp The Mafia?

Warner Bros. Sues A Ton Of Amazon Resellers For Selling 'Counterfeit' DVDs

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The Hollywood Reporter has a story on Warner Bros. filing a lawsuit against a bunch of individuals who use Amazon's marketplace offering to sell DVDs that Warner Bros. claims are counterfeit. The lawsuit is pretty weak on details so far. The THR report speculates on whether or not this is...
Warner Bros. Sues A Ton Of Amazon Resellers For Selling 'Counterfeit' DVDs

Wi-Fi Alliance Thinks 'Super Wi-Fi' Term Confusing - Wants White Space Folks to Stay Away From Their Brand

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Last week the Wireless Innovation Alliance (whose members include Microsoft, Google and Dell) announced that Wilmington, North Carolina was home to the first non-trial deployment of White Space broadband, a technology that makes use of the unlicensed spectrum vacated from the shift to digital television. In their release, the group...
Wi-Fi Alliance Thinks 'Super Wi-Fi' Term Confusing - Wants White Space Folks to Stay Away From Their Brand

Facebook removes Find Friends Nearby feature, but is another location-based product on the way?

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Facebook has removed its little-known location-based feature called Find Friends Nearby. A day after the feature had been revealed by TechCrunch, Facebook removed it from its mobile site and apps. Facebook tells us it never formally released the product and it was something that a few engineers were testing...
Facebook removes Find Friends Nearby feature, but is another location-based product on the way?

Not So Fast: Avis' Proposed $500M Zipcar Buy Being Investigated For Short-Changing Shareholders

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Earlier today the sharing economy startup world was abruptly awoken from its holiday slumber with the news that car rental giant Avis would buy car-sharing company Zipcar for $500 million. No sooner had the news gotten out, though, that some shareholders in Zipcar have cried foul. The securities litigation firm...
Not So Fast: Avis' Proposed $500M Zipcar Buy Being Investigated For Short-Changing Shareholders

NSA Secrecy Prompts a Pushback

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The secrecy shrouding the NSA's collection of electronic data is coming under attack, with major Silicon Valley companies seeking to make public more information and the ACLU filing a lawsuit....
NSA Secrecy Prompts a Pushback

Microsoft-Motorola FRAND dispute headed for November jury trial -- no summary judgment

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Unless Microsoft and Google can agree on a patent cross-license during the next five months, the terms of a license agreement under which Microsoft will be entitled to use, on a worldwide basis, Motorola Mobility's patents essential to the H.264 (video codec) and IEEE 802.11 (WiFi, or WLAN) industry standards...
Microsoft-Motorola FRAND dispute headed for November jury trial -- no summary judgment
Ahead Of Today’s Apple News, Samsung Files Yet Another Suit In Korea Over iPad, iPhone Models

Apple appeals against iPad trademark decision in China

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Having lost its entitlement to the iPad trademark in China, Apple has appealed a court ruling that asserts a local monitor company owns the right to the iPad name, limiting the impact of potential trademark infringement lawsuits in the future. ComputerWorld reports that Apple appealed the ruling on January 5, having been...
Apple appeals against iPad trademark decision in China
Doubling down: FunnyJunk lawyer to subpoena Ars, Twitter

Porn Copyright Trolls Argue That Verizon Should Be Held In Contempt Of Court For Trying To Protect Its Users

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Three of the bigger porn copyright trolls out there, Patrick Collins, Malibu Media and Third Degree Films, have teamed up to make a court filing arguing that Verizon should be held in contempt of court for failing to cough up the names of account holders based on the trolls' list...
Porn Copyright Trolls Argue That Verizon Should Be Held In Contempt Of Court For Trying To Protect Its Users

Company Behind Adam & Eve Discovers Quickly That Courts Are Now Hip To Copyright Trolling

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Adam & Eve is a well known purveyor of sex toys, and the company is generally considered somewhat mainstream -- as I hear them advertise on all sorts of mainstream-ish podcasts. I had no idea that the company was actually founded back in 1970 as a way to help family...
Company Behind Adam & Eve Discovers Quickly That Courts Are Now Hip To Copyright Trolling

Verizon, Once Again, Fights For Consumer Privacy Against Copyright Shakedown Attempts

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The internet sometimes has a short memory. While Verizon is often (quite accurately) seen as a big company that does some ridiculous things, one issue that the company has been good about for many years is fighting against overly aggressive attempts by copyright holders to identify IP address holders. A...
Verizon, Once Again, Fights For Consumer Privacy Against Copyright Shakedown Attempts
Kodak wins clearance to sell digital imaging patents

Congress Begins To Wonder Why ICE & DOJ Censored A Popular Hip Hop Blog For A Year

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We already discussed the RIAA's attempt to downplay its role in helping the feds seize and censor the popular hiphop blog Dajaz1.com. It seems the feds are also trying to brush this off as if it's nothing important. According to a comment they gave Ben Sistario at the NY Times:...
Congress Begins To Wonder Why ICE & DOJ Censored A Popular Hip Hop Blog For A Year

North Carolina Tells Blogger That Providing Dietary Advice Is Illegal, Blogger Tells NC To Read The 1st Amendment

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A guy named Steve Cooksey developed Type II diabetes a few years back, and in response ended up embracing a paleolithic diet and exercise regime (something that's increasingly popular these days). It seemed to work quite well for him, and he ended up setting up a website called Diabetes-Warrior.net in...
North Carolina Tells Blogger That Providing Dietary Advice Is Illegal, Blogger Tells NC To Read The 1st Amendment
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