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Apple Might Lose A $1.6 Billion Lawsuit For Using The Word 'iPad' (AAPL)

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China-based company IP Application Development is suing Apple for $1.6 billion and an apology for alleged infringement on use of its trademarked iPad name, reports Apple Insider. Apple had initially bought the trademark from the company for $55,000, but the lawsuit maintains that the deal did not include rights...
Apple Might Lose A $1.6 Billion Lawsuit For Using The Word 'iPad' (AAPL)

Apple/Samsung Jurors Admit They Finished Quickly By Ignoring Prior Art & Other Key Factors

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Late Friday afternoon, the jury in the Apple/Samsung patent dispute surprised just about everyone by telling the court it had reached a verdict. Given the number of complex issues it needed to go through, most experts expected it to take well into this week. According to observers in the courtroom,...
Apple/Samsung Jurors Admit They Finished Quickly By Ignoring Prior Art & Other Key Factors

Two Ways Samsung's Court Loss To Apple Is Actually Good For Google

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In the wake of Samsung's $1.05 billion punch in the nose from Apple in their high-stakes patent trial, the general reaction seems to be that Samsung's loss is also a major setback for Google and Android. That's not necessarily the whole story. In some ways, Apple could actually be doing...
Two Ways Samsung's Court Loss To Apple Is Actually Good For Google

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
Republican staffer fired for copyright memo talks to Ars

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

NY Times: RIAA & MPAA Exaggerate Piracy Impact Stats... But We're Going To Assume They're True Anyway

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Sometimes you have to wonder if the NY Times is simply trying to hurt its own credibility. That's the only conclusion I can come to after reading the editorial by Eduardo Porter concerning the impact of unauthorized file sharing on the economics of the creative industries. While he admits that...
NY Times: RIAA & MPAA Exaggerate Piracy Impact Stats... But We're Going To Assume They're True Anyway

ISP Walks Out of Piracy Talks: "We're Not The Internet Police"

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In many countries around the world the entertainment industries are attempting to engage Internet service providers in their battle against online piracy. The music and movie industries have persuaded some to begin sending warning notifications to subscribers which advise them that their infringing activities have been monitored. In addition to...
ISP Walks Out of Piracy Talks: "We're Not The Internet Police"

Google on Apple v. Samsung: most infringed patents 'don't relate to the core Android operating system'

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When the jury in Apple v. Samsung handed down its verdict on Friday, we watched Apple take a victory lap and heard Samsung warn of hampered competition, but one company remained conspicuously silent: Google. This weekend, though, Mountain View finally released a statement, insisting that while Samsung lost the...
Google on Apple v. Samsung: most infringed patents 'don't relate to the core Android operating system'
Google responds to Apple v. Samsung verdict: most claims 'don't relate to the core Android operating system'

Google Responds To Apple's Monster Patent Victory (GOOG, AAPL)

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Apple pretty much mopped the floor with Samsung in their patent lawsuit. Since Apple was really suing Samsung over its Android phones, a lot of people are wondering if this means Google's Android is in trouble. Google says these patents "don't relate to the core Android operating system." Here's Google's...
Google Responds To Apple's Monster Patent Victory (GOOG, AAPL)

Canadian Anti-Piracy Outfit Pirates Photos for its Website

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Copyright is a double-edged sword, and those who sharpen one side often get cut by the other. We see it happening time and time again with lawyers, lawmakers, anti-piracy groups and copyright holders. The U.S Copyright Group, for example, ripped off the website of a competitor. They copied the design...
Canadian Anti-Piracy Outfit Pirates Photos for its Website

Big ISPs Expected To Start Six Strikes Program This Weekend

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At this point, it's no surprise, but the RIAA's Cary Sherman has now confirmed that (as had been previously stated) the big ISPs (Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Verizon) will be ready to kick off their "six strikes" plan this weekend. Apparently, the idea of actually giving the public a...
Big ISPs Expected To Start Six Strikes Program This Weekend

YouTube wants more videos to have background music, adds audio editor

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Need something to fill in the awkward silence between your vlog's unscripted stuttering? YouTube's got your back. In yet another attempt to make your crummy videos just a little better, the streaming outfit has revamped its audio editing suite, giving users access to over 150,000 tracks and a simple...
YouTube wants more videos to have background music, adds audio editor

ITC Clears Apple of Infringement of Three Motorola Patents, Holds Decision on Fourth

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The U.S. International Trade Commission ruled Friday that Apple did not infringe three of Motorola Mobility's patents, while remanding the investigation into a......
ITC Clears Apple of Infringement of Three Motorola Patents, Holds Decision on Fourth
Samsung's 2010 Report on How its Galaxy Would Be Better If it Were More Like the iPhone

Evidence Shows That Megaupload Shutdown Had No Real Impact On Infringement

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The first big analysis of what happened to file sharing via cyberlockers following the shutdown of Megaupload shows that there was no slowdown in file sharing -- it's just that the traffic moved elsewhere. The analysis, by Deepfield Networks, concludes that there was no significant drop off in file sharing...
Evidence Shows That Megaupload Shutdown Had No Real Impact On Infringement

Samsung tells U.S. court it will soon attack the iPhone 5 with eight patents for a starter

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In a case management statement filed late on Wednesday with the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, Samsung expressed its belief "the iPhone 5 will infringe [the eight patents that Samsung is already asserting in a California lawsuit against Apple, two of which have been declared...
Samsung tells U.S. court it will soon attack the iPhone 5 with eight patents for a starter

Facebook Paying Microsoft $550 Million to Get Its Hands on Hundreds of Former AOL Patents

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Facebook and Microsoft are about to announce a deal where the social networking giant pays Redmond $550 million for access to more than 600 patents, AllThingsD has learned. The deal comes as the social network prepares for its initial stock offering and looks to protect itself in an increasingly litigious...
Facebook Paying Microsoft $550 Million to Get Its Hands on Hundreds of Former AOL Patents

Yet Another (Yes Another!) Study Suggests Hollywood's Problem Is Dumb Release Windows That Cost It Money

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It really was just two months ago that we pointed to yet another study saying that the problem that Hollywood was facing with infringement was almost entirely its own fault for creating stupid "release windows" that make it harder for consumers to view what they want, when they want it....
Yet Another (Yes Another!) Study Suggests Hollywood's Problem Is Dumb Release Windows That Cost It Money

EU & US Negotiators Looking To Hold Blind & Deaf Access Rights Hostage To Get A New ACTA/SOPA

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We already talked about how US officials have been working against a treaty to allow more access to copyrighted works for the disabled, but the latest report from Jamie Love highlights an even more nefarious part of the strategy. To hold the agreement hostage in order to backdoor in certain...
EU & US Negotiators Looking To Hold Blind & Deaf Access Rights Hostage To Get A New ACTA/SOPA

Square Issues Cease And Desist On Mobile Payment Competitor mPowa: Hands Off Our Hands Picture!

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They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but Square is definitely feeling insulted right now. The well-funded and popular mobile-payments startup has issued a cease and desist letter to UK-based mPowa, a newer mobile payments company that offers a device very similar to Square’s — plugging into a...
Square Issues Cease And Desist On Mobile Payment Competitor mPowa: Hands Off Our Hands Picture!
Samsung asks court to drop Galaxy Tab 10.1 injunction since jury ruled it didn't copy the iPad

Microsoft under investigation for not fulfilling browser choice pledge

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You'd be forgiven for thinking this whole browser choice issue was resolved back in 2009, but no. European regulators are back on Redmond's back, following suspicions that the megacorp may not be complying with the deal it struck all that time ago. Those concerns have already been bluntly expressed...
Microsoft under investigation for not fulfilling browser choice pledge

Samsung's Massive Document Outlining How to Improve Galaxy S by Adopting iPhone Solutions Surfaces

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AllThingsD reports that the ongoing patent and design dispute between Apple and Samsung has yielded yet another interesting piece of evidence, this time in the form of a massive internal Samsung document from 2010 showing 126 different aspects of the company's Galaxy S smartphone that were considered to need improvement....
Samsung's Massive Document Outlining How to Improve Galaxy S by Adopting iPhone Solutions Surfaces

Australian ISP: Negotiating With Hollywood Over Copyright Is Like Talking To A Brick Wall

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We just mentioned the charade happening down in Australia, where the entertainment industry, the government and some ISPs are meeting in total secrecy to try to hash out a "voluntary" plan to deal with online infringement. Of course, not only won't any agreement work, the whole process is stupid. Thankfully,...
Australian ISP: Negotiating With Hollywood Over Copyright Is Like Talking To A Brick Wall

Samsung drops European patent lawsuits against Apple

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Samsung has stated that it will withdraw from its European patent battles with Apple, covering infringement issues in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands. Halting its injunction requests was apparently "in the interest of protecting consumer choice " and comes soon after a recent update to the...
Samsung drops European patent lawsuits against Apple

Groups: Congress Should Scrap SOPA, PIPA and Start Over

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The U.S. Congress should scrap two controversial copyright enforcement bills and start over with attempts to target foreign websites accused of infringement and......
Groups: Congress Should Scrap SOPA, PIPA and Start Over

Winning streak ends: Motorola Mobility fails to win 3G/UMTS-based injunction against Apple in Germany

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Apple's Mannheim jinx has been broken: this morning, Judge Andreas Voss of the Mannheim Regional Court announced that a Motorola Mobility lawsuit over a patent declared essential to the 3G/UMTS wireless telecommunications stsndard has been dismissed.The judge explained that the court does not hold Apple to infringe claim 9 of...
Winning streak ends: Motorola Mobility fails to win 3G/UMTS-based injunction against Apple in Germany

Samsung Requests to Add iPhone 5 to U.S. Patent Lawsuit

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Making good on its stated intent to file a patent lawsuit against Apple over the iPhone 5, Samsung has filed a request to have the device added to an existing lawsuit underway in U.S. Federal Court, according to FOSS Patents.The October 1 filing now says that "as soon as [the]...
Samsung Requests to Add iPhone 5 to U.S. Patent Lawsuit
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