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Do we need to talk about suicide?

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A very popular founder named Jody Sherman died this week. He was the founder of Ecomom, and had a wonderful reputation for being relentlessly positive, driven and fun. We weren’t close friends, but we were friends. I’ve received dozens of emails from him over the past two years, and...
Do we need to talk about suicide?

Guy Files Lawsuit To Strip Google Of Its Trademarks

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We all know that "Google" has become a verb (i.e., "just Google it") but has it reached the point that it refers generically to all search? One... er... enterprising guy is trying to make the legal case that this is so. David Elliott has filed a lawsuit to have Google's...
Guy Files Lawsuit To Strip Google Of Its Trademarks

This is where Proview, the company that could cost Apple millions in China, lives

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Precious little is known about Taiwanese firm Proview, but a notable fact about the company is that that it legally holds the rights to the iPad trademark in China. The company’s challenge to Apple’s use of iPad, which began back in 2010, has seen a serious legal case build up,...
This is where Proview, the company that could cost Apple millions in China, lives

Google is many things -- but not an illegal monopoly

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opinion The FTC is leaning toward suing Google, but Google's critics have yet to lay out a serious legal case against the company. [Read more]...
Google is many things -- but not an illegal monopoly

Google names lawsuit commentators

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Google publishes list of those who commented on its legal case with Oracle but insists they were not paid to do so....
Google names lawsuit commentators

3taps countersues Craigslist, accuses ad site of antitrust violations

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3taps has locked horns in a legal battle with Craigslist for nearly two months, and on Monday the company launched a countersuit against its rival. 3taps accuses Craigslist of antitrust violations and unfair competition. In response to growing grumbling over Craigslist’s shocking refusal to change its user interface or add features,...
3taps countersues Craigslist, accuses ad site of antitrust violations

Windows RT antitrust takedown: a tough legal case

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Mozilla might contemplate antitrust action to get full-fledged Firefox onto Windows RT. But with ARM processors and iPad sales, competition is different for Microsoft now than in the 1990s. [Read more]...
Windows RT antitrust takedown: a tough legal case

UK says three strikes is coming, but not until 2014

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The British media regulator Ofcom has outlined its plans for tackling illegal filesharing — with a full “three strikes” policy for U.K. internet users finally set to come into force in 2014. Under the proposals, which were published on Tuesday, Ofcom says British ISPs would have to send warning letters...
UK says three strikes is coming, but not until 2014
Big Tech: Feds Move Closer to Suing Google Over Search

EFF Requests Information from Innocent Megaupload Users

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In the media firestorm surrounding the recent Megaupload takedown, there has been little lacking in the way of drama (police helicopters, midnight raids, safe rooms, shotguns, and inflatable tanks, for starters). The legal battles between the government and Megaupload are unlikely to end soon. In the meantime, however, many ordinary...
EFF Requests Information from Innocent Megaupload Users

CNET Finally Reports On Its Own Fight With CBS Over Dish CES Award

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Realizing that the longer it did nothing, the worse it looked, CNET itself has finally reported on the events that transpired last week when corporate boss CBS stepped into the middle of their editorial process and sought to deny CNET the ability to choose the product they thought was the...
CNET Finally Reports On Its Own Fight With CBS Over Dish CES Award

Apple’s Chinese iPad trademark saga could soon be over, as court and Proview both push for settlement

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Apple and Taiwanese firm Proview look set to settle their ongoing legal case around the ownership of the ‘iPad’ trademark, after a Chinese court revealed that it is pushing the two companies to reach an agreement. “On the one hand, we are trying to process this case, and on the...
Apple’s Chinese iPad trademark saga could soon be over, as court and Proview both push for settlement

Why it’s wrong to call copyright infringement “theft”

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By now, most of us have grown pretty used to hearing the word “theft” used to describe what happens when someone downloads a movie or a song that isn’t theirs, and certainly media and entertainment lobby groups make heavy use of such terms — as do people like News...
Why it’s wrong to call copyright infringement “theft”
Kim Dotcom's Megabox music service will debut this year
Apple v. Samsung skewered in Conan O'Brien parody

Google Settles Copyright Case With Publishers

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The Association of American Publishers has settled a long-running copyright infringement case with Google Inc., though the issue of whether Google had the right to digitally reproduce books in copyright is still being hashed out in court. The settlement disclosed Thursday allows U.S. publishers to remove digitized titles from the...
Google Settles Copyright Case With Publishers

Apple users launch U.K. legal case against Google tracking

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A group of Apple users in the UK have launched a legal case against Google after the search giant was found to have bypassed privacy settings in the Safari browser by U.S. authorities....
Apple users launch U.K. legal case against Google tracking

Apple Might Get Sued For Price-Fixing Today (AAPL)

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Apple and book publisher Macmillan could be sued by the Justice Department as soon as today for collaborating in the pricing of e-books, reports Bloomberg. The companies deny it, of course, and will argue that pricing agreement enhances competition in the marketplace. Simon & Schuster, Hachette Book Group, and HarperCollins...
Apple Might Get Sued For Price-Fixing Today (AAPL)

DOJ’s ebook pricing case against Apple and 5 other publishers could start tomorrow

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Apple and publisher Macmillan are said to be preparing to be commenced their legal case with the US Department of Justice (DoJ) as soon as tomorrow, according to a Bloomberg report that cites sources “familiar with the matter”. The DoJ is suing Apple and five publishers for what colluding to...
DOJ’s ebook pricing case against Apple and 5 other publishers could start tomorrow

Defendant Claims You Can't Copyright Pornography In A Landmark Case

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A DEFENDANT in an American legal case, who is being sued for the illegal downloading and filesharing of a blue movie, has put forward a novel legal defence: that you can’t put copyright on porn. A production company Hard Drive Productions (yes, that is their name) is suing a number of...
Defendant Claims You Can't Copyright Pornography In A Landmark Case

Google withdraws ITC patent claims against Microsoft over video technology

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Google has withdrawn patents claims it had previously filed against Microsoft over the company’s wish to use video compression technology with the Xbox, All Things D reports. By virtue of its $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola, Google owns two standards-essential patents that Microsoft is looking to license in order to gain...
Google withdraws ITC patent claims against Microsoft over video technology

Following Australia, New Zealand watchdogs scrutinize Apple’s iPad 4G advertising

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Apple’s issues over iPad advertising that misled consumers in Australia over 4G support have begun spread to neighbouring New Zealand where authorities are now scrutinizing the firm, according to a TVNZ report. Earlier today Apple offered to provide refunds to new iPad owners in Australia after a consumer watchdog accused...
Following Australia, New Zealand watchdogs scrutinize Apple’s iPad 4G advertising

Samsung enjoys another record quarter, as Q3 2012 profits hit $7.4bn, up 91% y-o-y

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Samsung is on a tear and, despite losing a major legal case against Apple in August, the Korean electronics giant’s mobile phone business continues to go from strength to strength after it announced another record quarter of profits,  $7.4 billion (8.12 trillion won), during the third quarter of 2012. That’s...
Samsung enjoys another record quarter, as Q3 2012 profits hit $7.4bn, up 91% y-o-y

NY Times Published The Pentagon Papers, But Can't Be Bothered To Send Reporter To Bradley Manning Trial

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The NY Times, of course, was the newspaper central to the case of the Pentagon Papers. That involved a huge dump of information concerning a Pentagon study highlighting how the Johnson Administration had lied to the public and Congress concerning Vietnam. The papers were leaked to the NYT by Daniel...
NY Times Published The Pentagon Papers, But Can't Be Bothered To Send Reporter To Bradley Manning Trial

Apple suffers China trademark blow as local court enforces iPad sales ban, others may follow

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Apple has been dealt a blow in its ongoing battle over the iPad trademark in China, after a court in the southern part of the country ruled that local distributors must stop selling the iPad due to the company’s ongoing legal case. According to a report from the Associated Press, a...
Apple suffers China trademark blow as local court enforces iPad sales ban, others may follow

One Chinese City Raids An Apple Reseller In Growing iPad Trademark Row

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Government officials in the city of Shijiazhuang raided an unnamed Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) reseller (not an official brand store) over the weekend, seizing 45 iPad 2 units as part of an investigation into Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) “iPad” trademark dispute in the country. This seems to be a one-off swoop, and...
One Chinese City Raids An Apple Reseller In Growing iPad Trademark Row

Pressure mounts on Facebook in India with a new content complaint and a request for a local server

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Facebook is about to see its service come under more pressure in India, where a new complaint over content has been lodged and a high profile politician has suggested it should introduce a local server. The social network already has plenty on its plate in India, where it is one...
Pressure mounts on Facebook in India with a new content complaint and a request for a local server

Hacker-Activist Aaron Swartz's Family Blames MIT, Prosecutors For His Death

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The family of Aaron Swartz, along with his partner, Taren Stinebricker-Kaufmann, have released a statement about his death and announced plans for a funeral on Tuesday, January 15. Swartz committed suicide by hanging himself on Friday, according to the statement. In the statement, the family blamed the Massachusetts Institute of Technology...
Hacker-Activist Aaron Swartz's Family Blames MIT, Prosecutors For His Death

Bootup: The painful legacy of Napster, Google's music subscription imminent and how Cisco pwns the world's switches

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See also Motorola's senor-tastic new phone, why PS4 is all about the games, Bitcoin gets serious - and Facebook is worth the moneyA quick burst of 8 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamThe aftermath of Napster: Incumbents slowed down innovation >> TechdirtBrilliant piece on...
Bootup: The painful legacy of Napster, Google's music subscription imminent and how Cisco pwns the world's switches

Apple v. Samsung Judge Encourages "Horse Trading" to Narrow Case

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Aiming to avoid burdening the jury with hundreds of pages of claims, the judge in the Apple-Samsung case on Thursday urged the parties to narrow their legal case against one another. Judge Lucy Koh pointed out earlier this week, for example, there are three phones that have been partially tossed...
Apple v. Samsung Judge Encourages "Horse Trading" to Narrow Case
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