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Is Photographing A Meal 'Taking Intellectual Property Away' From A Chef?

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Via Rob Hyndman, we discover that at least one chef believes that taking photos of food he cooks, and then posting them on the internet, is "taking" his "intellectual property." We've discussed in the past how restaurants are yet another area where a lack of copyright protection has actually helped...
Is Photographing A Meal 'Taking Intellectual Property Away' From A Chef?

Russian Railways Sues Apple Over Trademark Infringement Online In The Apple Store

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Europe’s state railways continue to pick up steam in their lawsuits against Apple. Today, it emerged that Russian Railways has filed a trademark lawsuit against the iPhone maker. The reason is still not entirely clear: the public statement released by the RZD (Russian Railways’ abbreviation in Russian) only notes that the...
Russian Railways Sues Apple Over Trademark Infringement Online In The Apple Store

Fujitsu and Acacia resolve patent disputes with settlement, keep it out of the courts

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Fujitsu's bank balance may be a little lighter today, since Acacia Research Corp. has reported that subsidiaries of both companies have signed a settlement deal over patent disputes. As usual, Acadia is keeping tight-lipped about exactly what the patents cover, but a little digging on our part has revealed...
Fujitsu and Acacia resolve patent disputes with settlement, keep it out of the courts

It's privacy versus cybersecurity as CISPA bill arrives in Senate

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Cybersecurity and online privacy are two critical interests that seem destined never to get along. Sure, you want malicious hackers, spammers, and other Internet lowlifes brought to justice--but you also want to protect your online data. A big part of cybercrime-fighting, however, demands gathering a haystack's worth of aggregated...
It's privacy versus cybersecurity as CISPA bill arrives in Senate

Apple hits HTC with third ITC dispute, One series goes under the gun

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Apple chief Tim Cook might have said that he doesn't like lawsuits, but he must have left a loophole open for International Trade Commission disputes. His company quietly filed a third challenge against HTC on June 4th (just now coming to light) that -- surprise -- claims HTC is...
Apple hits HTC with third ITC dispute, One series goes under the gun

Google glasses gets raft of new patents, sniffs lawsuits coming from miles away

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Google will find four more granted patents for Project Glass sitting on its over-sized doorstep this morning. The company can now claim rights over the design of the right half of the device, where the camera hangs over the eye and where the innards are housed within the band...
Google glasses gets raft of new patents, sniffs lawsuits coming from miles away

Nokia is getting pummeled: Stock price hits staggering low after a 6% nosedive

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Troubled Finnish phone maker Nokia saw its stock price take an unusually steep nosedive this morning on market open, dropping about 6.3 percent to 2.35 euros. Earlier this morning, it even hit an all-time low of 2.34 euros per share. Yup, Nokia’s definitely no longer the most valuable Finnish company....
Nokia is getting pummeled: Stock price hits staggering low after a 6% nosedive

Google reaches landmark agreement with French publishers to digitize out-of-print books

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Google has been on the receiving end of a number of lawsuits in recent times, for varying reasons. Last year we reported that three French publishers were suing the Internet giant for almost €10m, claiming that Google scanned thousands of their books without consent. This followed a similar case from...
Google reaches landmark agreement with French publishers to digitize out-of-print books

Samsung notches more than 20 million Galaxy S III smartphones sold in 100 days

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The phone that a passel of worldwide lawsuits couldn't hold back, Samsung's Galaxy S III, is the company's most successful yet, as the company announced tonight that it's delivered more than 20 million units in 100 days. That figure puts it at three times the sales rate of the...
Samsung notches more than 20 million Galaxy S III smartphones sold in 100 days

Samsung family feuds over shares

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The chairman of Samsung Electronics, Lee Kun-hee, is to defend three lawsuits from family members claiming ownership of $1bn of company assets....
Samsung family feuds over shares

2 Women Have Raised $3.5 Million For A Controversial, Girls-Only App That Objectifies Men

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In London, two long-time friends Alison Schwartz and Alexandra Chong have an app that helps women anonymously gossip about men.  On Lulu, men aren't allowed in, and women can anonymously rate them without their consent.  The men, who are all guys the women know via Facebook, are rated on a...
2 Women Have Raised $3.5 Million For A Controversial, Girls-Only App That Objectifies Men
Zynga stuck in real-life BadNewsVille: more lawuits, COO demoted

Apple CEO Tim Cook interview at D10: the liveblog

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We had quite the time here at the 2011 edition of D, and if you're fully caught up with last year's shenanigans, it's time to get to work. And by "work," we mean listening in to the opening keynote of DX. The 2012 conference is kicking off in earnest...
Apple CEO Tim Cook interview at D10: the liveblog

Virginia ISP Locks Customers Into 25-75 Year Contracts; Sues Everybody When Monopoly Threatened

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There aren't many consumers out there who are pleased with long-term contracts, whether it's their cellphone provider or their ISP. For most, a one or two-year exclusive contract makes it economically unfeasible to switch carriers at the drop of the hat. These contracts tend to result in lower quality...
Virginia ISP Locks Customers Into 25-75 Year Contracts; Sues Everybody When Monopoly Threatened
Reuters goes 'Inside the iPhone Patent Portfolio" to predict future iPhone technology, litigation

Paid apps return to Google Play in Taiwan after 18 months of legal wrangling

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Android users living in Taiwan have something to celebrate: paid apps have returned to the Google Play store. The ability to purchase apps from the Taiwanese Play store was suspended over a year and a half ago when Google entered a legal battle with the local government. The issue?...
Paid apps return to Google Play in Taiwan after 18 months of legal wrangling

After Groupon, digital marketing firm Blue Calypso hits rival Living Social with a patent lawsuit

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Following lawsuits against Groupon, digital marketing firm Blue Calypso is now targeting rival LivingSocial with its latest patent lawsuit. According to the company, US Patent Nos. 7,664,516 and 8,155,679 are specifically being violated, which are supposedly used in Blue Calypso’s ”state-of-the-art digital marketing platform.” Diving deeper, the 7,664,516 patent was filed all the way back...
After Groupon, digital marketing firm Blue Calypso hits rival Living Social with a patent lawsuit

As A Tribute To MCA: Can We Stop The War On Sampling?

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Late last week there was the very unfortunate news of the passing of Adam Yauch, better known as MCA, one-third of the Beastie Boys. I know a few people who have known him, and people only have had the most amazingly nice things to say about the guy. Like plenty...
As A Tribute To MCA: Can We Stop The War On Sampling?

The Copyright Lobotomy: How Intellectual Property Makes Us Pretend To Be Stupid

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Here are two words that have no business hanging out together: "used MP3s." If you know anything about how computers work, that concept is intellectually offensive. Same goes for "ebook lending", "digital rental" and a host of other terms that have emerged from the content industries' desperate scramble to...
The Copyright Lobotomy: How Intellectual Property Makes Us Pretend To Be Stupid
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ISPs Protest Mass-BitTorrent Lawsuits to Protect Innocent Subscribers

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Last year district court Judge Beryl Howell, a former RIAA lobbyist, granted the adult movie company AF Holdings the right to obtain the personal details of more than 1000 Internet users suspected of downloading their works on BitTorrent. The verdict was a big win for the porn studio and its...
ISPs Protest Mass-BitTorrent Lawsuits to Protect Innocent Subscribers
Gov't won't even give page counts of secret PATRIOT Act documents
Eric Schmidt says it's 'extremely curious' that Apple lawsuits don't target Google directly
Aereo CEO predicts TV networks will go to Congress if lawsuits fail

Apple blocks Google patents claim

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A US judge has refused to allow HTC to use patents acquired from Google in one of its lawsuits against Apple....
Apple blocks Google patents claim

Should We Disavow Links To Combat Negative SEO?

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The Negative SEO conversation has truly been re-ignited and has everyone debating its affect again. Conversations are exploding with claims of lawsuits, paying people to remove backlinks, and just blowing up the site and starting all over. Fair enough. But the way I see it, there is really a simple......
Should We Disavow Links To Combat Negative SEO?
In post-trial battles with Samsung, Apple fights to keep documents sealed

Lodsys Offers Update on In App Purchase Patent Dispute, Claims Licensing Momentum

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Nearly a year and a half ago, patent holding firm Lodsys threatened to file suit against App Store developers making use of Apple's In App Purchase mechanism, claiming that they were infringing upon a patent held by Lodsys. Apple stepped in to protect developers, ultimately filing a motion to intervene...
Lodsys Offers Update on In App Purchase Patent Dispute, Claims Licensing Momentum

University of California sues Facebook, Disney and Wal-Mart over interactive technology patents

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The Regents of the University of California and its lawsuit-happy patent licensee Eolas Technologies yesterday filed lawsuits against Facebook, Disney and Wal-Mart over four interactive technology patents they believe the companies are infringing. Reuters reported the lawsuits earlier today, but we’ve embedded the court documents for the Facebook case below...
University of California sues Facebook, Disney and Wal-Mart over interactive technology patents
Google and French publishers pen agreement to digitize out-of-print books
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