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Kim Dotcom vows that new Megaupload will have ironclad legal protection
PayPal becomes the latest company to ban class action suits
Brazilian company releases the 'IPHONE' after trademarking the name back in 2000

MIT To Launch Internal Investigation Following Death Of Aaron Swartz

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Aaron Swartz, Internet activist, pioneer and innovator, died on Friday. He was 26.  Swartz committed suicide in his New York apartment, according to his family.  Swartz was best known for creating RSS when he was 14 and later as a founding member of Reddit and Demand Progress.  Swartz was facing...
MIT To Launch Internal Investigation Following Death Of Aaron Swartz

IAC-Backed Company Aereo Offers A New Take On Internet-Based TV (IACI)

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Aereo, a new start-up with $20.5 million in funding led by Barry Diller's IAC, is offering New York City-area customers a way to watch broadcast TV over the Internet, Brian Stelter reports for the New York Times. The company's service will cost customers $12 a month and allow them...
IAC-Backed Company Aereo Offers A New Take On Internet-Based TV (IACI)

Google Says 'Asymmetric Warfare' Against 'Trolls' Costs $30 Billion A Year (GOOG)

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Google -- along with Blackberry and other tech companies -- has asked the FTC to pay greater attention to patent trolls, who embroil companies in expensive litigation over bogus claims on the ownership of new technologies. Patent trolls, or "patent assertion entities," cost U.S. companies $30 billion a year in...
Google Says 'Asymmetric Warfare' Against 'Trolls' Costs $30 Billion A Year (GOOG)

Google comes to Samsung's aid in patent battle with Apple

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Smartphone maker Samsung and Android creator Google are "working closely to create a united front" in the face of legal challenges from Apple, according to a new report....
Google comes to Samsung's aid in patent battle with Apple
Dish to TV nets: “Re-trans fees give us right to skip your ads”

Facebook Puts Its Ad Network On Hold

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So much for the social network's version of Google's AdSense. It's unclear when, if at all, the project will resume. Facebook has, for now, shuttered the development of its advertising network, reports AllThingsD. Although the firm had been testing the system, its competitor to Google's omnipotent AdSense, with a...
Facebook Puts Its Ad Network On Hold

Defining Tetris: How courts judge gaming clones

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The fact that it's hard to tell which one is Tetris and which one is Mino bolstered the copyright infringement claim. Besides handling the rights and distribution for every official version of Tetris, The Tetris Company is also responsible for protecting the Tetris brand from unlicensed knock-offs. In the...
Defining Tetris: How courts judge gaming clones
No cabs for you! Uber shutters NYC taxi service following quarrel with city officials
Oracle's IP war against Google finally going to trial: What's at stake

Google executive in Brazil faces arrest over video

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Judge orders the arrest of Fabio Jose Silva Coelho for failing to take down YouTube videos attacking a mayoral candidateA judge in Brazil has ordered the arrest of Google's most senior executive in the country after the company failed to take down YouTube videos attacking a local mayoral candidate. Google...
Google executive in Brazil faces arrest over video

Google's offshore wind cable moves forward

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The proposed $5bn transmission line connecting windfarms off the east coast of the US would stretch from New Jersey to VirginiaA proposed $5bn transmission line connecting wind farms off the East coast of the US to the mainland is on track to come online by 2017, after the Google-backed project...
Google's offshore wind cable moves forward
Google reaches “ground-breaking” deals with French publishers for out-of-print books

Judge Says Sniffing Unencrypted WiFi Networks Is Not Wiretapping

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There's been a lot of discussion over the past few years concerning whether or not intercepting data on an open WiFi network is a form of "wiretapping." This has been a central issue in one of the legal challenges to Google's Street View cars collecting data from open WiFi networks....
Judge Says Sniffing Unencrypted WiFi Networks Is Not Wiretapping

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

BT and TalkTalk lose challenge against Digital Economy Act

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Internet service providers lose final appeal after court rules the Digital Economy Act is legal and compatible with European lawThe government has been given the green light to implement the Digital Economy Act after the final legal challenge by two internet service providers was thrown out at the court of...
BT and TalkTalk lose challenge against Digital Economy Act

WikiLeaks fights on against 500-day 'banking blockade'

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Whistleblowing website's supporters plan US foundation to restore funding after payment firms blocked flow of donationsHigh-profile US supporters of WikiLeaks are planning to establish a foundation to break the 500-day "banking blockade" that has disrupted donations to the whistleblowing website.WikiLeaks was forced to suspend many of its publishing operations in...
WikiLeaks fights on against 500-day 'banking blockade'

Public Opinion on Legal Challenges to the Individual Mandate

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Public Opinion on Legal Challenges to the Individual Mandate
Google’s Street View goes live in Israel, first-ever for Middle Eastern countries

Armstrong to face legal challenges

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Disgraced cyclist's Oprah interview fails to impress public and anti-doping officials - and court cases are mountingAfter the confession, the lawsuits. Lance Armstrong's extended appearance on the Oprah Winfrey network, in which the man stripped of seven Tour de France wins finally admitted to doping, has opened him up to...
Armstrong to face legal challenges

Samsung starts mass-producing 4x faster mobile flash memory, kickstarts our phones and tablets

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Samsung isn't content to leave fast NAND flash memory to traditional solid-state drives. Its Pro Class 1500 promises a big jolt to the performance of frequently pokey smartphone and tablet storage. By how much? That name is a clue -- it reaches 1,500 IOPS (inputs/outputs per second) when writing...
Samsung starts mass-producing 4x faster mobile flash memory, kickstarts our phones and tablets
Aereo's online TV service launches amid legal challenges

Time Warner Cable's TWC TV app will add some VOD, live TV streaming while away from home

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Time Warner Cable has expanded its TWC TV IP streaming of broadcast television to several different platforms since its launch two years ago, but so far it's been limited to use inside subscriber's homes. That will change tomorrow, according to a tipster who informed us a new version of...
Time Warner Cable's TWC TV app will add some VOD, live TV streaming while away from home

Appeals Court Hears Case Over Constitutionality Of Copyright Royalty Board

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The Copyright Royalty Board is a horrific abomination of a judicial process -- it's basically a board of three totally out-of-touch judges who get to pick out of thin air what certain copyright royalties will be. They have a terrible track record, agreeing to set "webcasting" rates that would have...
Appeals Court Hears Case Over Constitutionality Of Copyright Royalty Board
UK and Sweden may investigate 'misleading' iPad 4G advertisements

Cablevision's Optimum for iPad app adds streaming even when users are away from home

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It's been about two years since Cablevision introduced its Optimum for iPad app that brought its live TV channels streaming to the tablet, and now it's finally ready to offer the feature even when users are away from their home WiFi network. That ability is coming in an update...
Cablevision's Optimum for iPad app adds streaming even when users are away from home
Shifting alliances: Samsung invests $4 billion in foundry expansion
VC-Backed Disrupt Alum Zumper Jumps Into The Chicago Rentals Market, Builds Out Pro Features
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