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UK Facebook account hacker hit with 12-month prison sentence

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Following an investigation by the Metropolitan Police Service’s Central e-Crime unit, 21-year-old Gareth Cross of West Sussex was sentenced to twelve months after hacking into a private Facebook account. In January 2011, Crosskey gained unauthorised access to the Facebook account of an individual including the private email function. The breach...
UK Facebook account hacker hit with 12-month prison sentence

Megaupload’s Kim Dotcom Refuses to Give Up Passwords

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Megaupload continues its legal battle, both in the US and New Zealand. This week Dotcom and his legal team were at Auckland’s High Court to request a judicial review of the legality of the search warrants that were used to raid his Coatesville mansion in January. During the hearing Dotcom’s...
Megaupload’s Kim Dotcom Refuses to Give Up Passwords

Should Websites Charge A Fee To Process Copyright Takedowns?

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The publication last week of Google’s Transparency Report gave us a clearer idea of the pressures the search engine is under from copyright holders. The report revealed that in a single month Google was asked to take down an astonishing 1.2m links to allegedly infringing material. As a US company...
Should Websites Charge A Fee To Process Copyright Takedowns?

It’s complicated: Indian woman files for divorce over ‘single’ Facebook status

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Love. It’s not always all you need. In a sure-tell sign that Facebook’s IPO will be a massive failure, an Indian women has reportedly filed for divorce after her husband failed to update the relationship status on his social networking profile to ‘Married’ instead of ‘Single’. The couple had been...
It’s complicated: Indian woman files for divorce over ‘single’ Facebook status

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

Comcast Protests “Shake Down” of Alleged BitTorrent Pirates

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United States citizens who download and share copyrighted files through BitTorrent risk being monitored and in some cases subjected to legal action. In recent years more than a quarter million alleged BitTorrent users have been sued in federal courts. Most of the lawsuits are initiated by adult entertainment companies, but...
Comcast Protests “Shake Down” of Alleged BitTorrent Pirates

UK Now Seizing Music Blogs (With American Domains) Over Copyright Claims

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Last year, we wrote about how the UK was following in the footsteps of the US's Homeland Security/ICE domain seizures. As we noted, the process there is even less rigorous than in the US -- often without a court being involved at all. Law enforcement just had to ask, and...
UK Now Seizing Music Blogs (With American Domains) Over Copyright Claims

Megaupload Asks Court to Dismiss The Criminal Case

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In January, the U.S. Government announced that it had initiated one of “the largest criminal copyright cases ever brought by the United States.” That case was brought against Megaupload and its key employees, including founder Kim Dotcom. The authorities seized domain names, servers and personal belongings, and asked for the...
Megaupload Asks Court to Dismiss The Criminal Case

IP-Address Can’t Even Identify a State, BitTorrent Judge Rules

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In recent years more than a quarter million people have been accused of sharing copyrighted works in the United States. Copyright holders generally sue dozens, hundreds or sometimes even thousands of people at once, hoping to extract cash settlements from the alleged downloaders. The evidence they present to the court...
IP-Address Can’t Even Identify a State, BitTorrent Judge Rules

French court declares itself competent to judge Facebook

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In an interesting turn of events, a French court declared itself competent to judge a case against Facebook, the French regional newspaper Ouest-France reports. The lawsuit was brought forward by a French user based in Bayonne, who complains that he suffered damages when the social network decided to close his...
French court declares itself competent to judge Facebook

ACTA on life support as key EU committee rejects it

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The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) has been facing an uphill battle since protests against the treaty broke out across Europe earlier this year. Three different committees of the European Parliament recommended rejection of the treaty last month. Now the fourth—and final—committee to consider the treaty has rejected it by a...
ACTA on life support as key EU committee rejects it

Megaupload Asks US Court to Dismiss Indictment, Cites Jurisdiction

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Megaupload cannot be brought within the jurisdiction of a federal court in Virginia for criminal proceedings without its consent, as federal rules do not......
Megaupload Asks US Court to Dismiss Indictment, Cites Jurisdiction

MegaUpload asks U.S. court to dismiss piracy charges

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The cloud-storage service accused of piracy says the U.S. lacked jurisdiction and "should have known" that before taking down the service and throwing its founder in jail. [Read more]...
MegaUpload asks U.S. court to dismiss piracy charges

Microsoft details Windows 8′s cloud mojo [Video]

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Windows 8 is going to be quite similar to Windows Phone, and in a good way. Today Microsoft announced sweeping changes to its cloud services, rendering the Live brand moot, shooing the services under the new Microsoft account jurisdiction. It’s a big, and great move. By doing this, anyone (which...
Microsoft details Windows 8′s cloud mojo [Video]

Megaupload Asks US Court to Dismiss Indictment, Cites Jurisdiction

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Megaupload cannot be brought within the jurisdiction of a federal court in Virginia for criminal proceedings without its consent....
Megaupload Asks US Court to Dismiss Indictment, Cites Jurisdiction

Megaupload Filings Show Massive Flaws In US Case, Ask Court To Dismiss

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While we've been mostly focused on the New Zealand aspects of the Megaupload case, the company (and the individuals sued) have made two interesting filings with the district court in the US concerning the case. The first one (pdf) seeks a dismissal of the company from the case for an...
Megaupload Filings Show Massive Flaws In US Case, Ask Court To Dismiss

Docstoc Launches License123 To Help SMBs Avoid Fines With Online Resource For Licenses & Permits

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Since its launch in 2007, DocStoc has been primarily known for being the place to go to find and share professional documents. Yet, earlier this month, Docstoc went beyond just providing bundles of premium pro documents to producing its very own articles and videos on how to build and run...
Docstoc Launches License123 To Help SMBs Avoid Fines With Online Resource For Licenses & Permits

Feds say US ties make Megaupload subject to criminal law

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The United States government has told a Virginia judge that a long list of American connections makes Megaupload subject to US criminal law. The Friday court filing was a response to the company's argument that its lack of a US mailing address makes it immune from criminal prosecution in the...
Feds say US ties make Megaupload subject to criminal law

US Judge Forbids Motorola From Using German Injunction Against Microsoft

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Here's an interesting development in the legal battle between Microsoft and Motorola in Germany that we discussed recently. It seems that Microsoft is worried that the German court might award Motorola an injunction against it, and so has asked a US judge to stop Motorola from using it in that...
US Judge Forbids Motorola From Using German Injunction Against Microsoft

MPAA Says Letting Anyone Access Data On Megaupload Servers Would Represent Infringement

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As you may recall, the MPAA is among those who have said that Carpathia, the hosting company Megaupload used, must retain the data on its servers -- even though the Justice Department has said it's done with it and Carpathia was free to delete the evidence. Others, of course have...
MPAA Says Letting Anyone Access Data On Megaupload Servers Would Represent Infringement

Out Of All The Answers On Quora, These Two Are Officially The Best

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There are two Quora answers so good, founder Charlie Cheever just gave awards to the people who wrote them. Former cop Justin Freeman answered the question: What's the best way to escape the police in a high-speed car chase? The short version of his answer is this: "Elude law...
Out Of All The Answers On Quora, These Two Are Officially The Best

Apple temporarily stymied in Galaxy 10.1 injunction

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Apple's ongoing patent dispute suit with Samsung was again heard in US District Judge Lucy Koh's courtroom on Monday. Judge Koh has rejected the bid to ban some Samsung products, including the Galaxy 10.1 tablet, on procedural grounds. Dhr declared that the appeals court that returned the judgement to her...
Apple temporarily stymied in Galaxy 10.1 injunction

UK Now Seizing American Websites Over Copyright Claims?

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Last year, we wrote about how the UK was following in the footsteps of the US's Homeland Security/ICE domain seizures. As we noted, the process there is even less rigorous than in the US -- often without a court being involved at all. Law enforcement just had to ask, and...
UK Now Seizing American Websites Over Copyright Claims?

DOJ Tries To Explain How It Can Get Around Requirement To Serve Megaupload In The US

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Back in April, a US judge pointed out that US criminal law requires serving those accused of criminal activities and Megaupload, as a foreign-based corporation, might not be subject to such service -- potentially killing the lawsuit against the company (though, not against the individuals who run the company). The...
DOJ Tries To Explain How It Can Get Around Requirement To Serve Megaupload In The US

Apple's lawyers are "ready and eager" for next week's Motorola trial in Chicago

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These days, Apple is generally proactive on the litigation front with a new ITC complaint against HTC (an enforcement-related follow-up to the first one) and a preliminary injunction request against Samsung's Galaxy S III smartphone. Apple's legal team also appears to be quite excited about the opportunity to attack Google subsidiary...
Apple's lawyers are "ready and eager" for next week's Motorola trial in Chicago

If They Can't Pass SOPA... Senators Ask FTC To Magically Stop Foreign Software Infringement

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Having failed to pass SOPA, Congress is apparently looking for other ways to keep the big copyright players happy. The latest is a letter sent by 16 senators to the FTC urging the commission to "protect American manufacturers" by cracking down on the fact that foreign companies often use unauthorized...
If They Can't Pass SOPA... Senators Ask FTC To Magically Stop Foreign Software Infringement
Google confirms its encrypted services have been blocked in Iran since February 10th

LVMH Is Set Back in eBay Fight

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France's high court partly overturned rulings against eBay in its fight over counterfeit goods with LVMH. The court said a lower court didn't have jurisdiction over eBay except in France and the U.K...
LVMH Is Set Back in eBay Fight

Microsoft brushes aside Motorola's arguments against an anti-enforcement injunction

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Microsoft just filed its reply to a Motorola brief opposing Microsoft's motion in the Western District of Washington for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction barring Motorola from the enforcement of an injunction it might win next week in Mannheim based on two standard-essential (H.264-related) patents.A hearing on this...
Microsoft brushes aside Motorola's arguments against an anti-enforcement injunction

The significance of May 7 for the temporary restraining order Microsoft won against Motorola

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The decision by a United States district court on Wednesday to grant a Microsoft motion for a temporary restraining order against Motorola Mobility's near-term enforcement of a potential German patent injunction was certainly one of the most interesting recent developments in the ongoing smartphone patent disputes. The decision was announced...
The significance of May 7 for the temporary restraining order Microsoft won against Motorola
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