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Yahoo's Top Lawyer In Mexico Has Left For Google (YHOO, GOOG)

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Yahoo, in the midst of fighting a lawsuit in Mexico that could cost it $2.7 billion or more, has just lost its top legal official in the country. Maria Andrea Valles, Yahoo Mexico's general counsel, recently updated her LinkedIn profile to show she'd left that company and joined Google as...
Yahoo's Top Lawyer In Mexico Has Left For Google (YHOO, GOOG)
Twitter fights court order to hand over tweets in Occupier's trial

Google threatens site that rips YouTube music videos into MP3s

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Google has reportedly threatened legal action against a website that uses the YouTube API to turn the audio from YouTube videos into downloadable MP3 files. The API, or application programming interface, gives Web developers various ways of pulling YouTube features into other websites. It, of course, has a set of...
Google threatens site that rips YouTube music videos into MP3s

Nokia Weighs In On Investors’ Class Action Lawsuit: It Has “No Merit”

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Nokia may be busy suing the likes of RIM, HTC, and Viewsonic over the infringement of a long list of wireless patents, but the Finnish company should watch their backs — now they’re the target of a class-action lawsuit from a shareholder because their plan to embrace to Windows Phone...
Nokia Weighs In On Investors’ Class Action Lawsuit: It Has “No Merit”

Government trying to deny Megaupload fair legal representation

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The United States government has adopted a take-no-prisoners attitude in its prosecution of Megaupload, seeming to raise every conceivable objection to Megaupload's efforts to defend itself. We've already covered the government's attempts to block Megaupload from spending money to preserve servers that the company says contains data needed for...
Government trying to deny Megaupload fair legal representation

Alibaba may be taking Yahoo’s ball & going home — to the tune of $17B

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Due to deal talks breaking down, Yahoo may be losing $17 billion worth of Asian asset sales. Yahoo, which owns significant stakes in Chinese powerhouse Alibaba and Japan’s SoftBank (as well as Yahoo Japan, natch) was attempting to sell those shares back to the companies in order to focus on...
Alibaba may be taking Yahoo’s ball & going home — to the tune of $17B

Say Goodbye To In-Person Consultations, Avvo Debuts 'Marketplace' To Let You Price Lawyer Fees Online

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It’s a given that if you get yourself into a big mess — say, a major accident or a big financial pickle — you’re probably going to hire a lawyer. But if you are going through something a bit more routine, such as a traffic ticket or a relatively peaceful...
Say Goodbye To In-Person Consultations, Avvo Debuts 'Marketplace' To Let You Price Lawyer Fees Online

Michael Arrington Posts Legal Letter Demanding Jenn Allen Retract Her 'Defamatory Statements'

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Mr. Arrington (Photo: Flickr) Techcrunch founder and venture capitalist Michael Arrington posted a letter to his Uncrunched blog this evening regarding statements made by his ex-girlfriend, RTist.com founder Jenn Allen. In March, Ms. Allen alleged on her Facebook page that Mr. Arrington physically abused her. She later stated in the comments...
Michael Arrington Posts Legal Letter Demanding Jenn Allen Retract Her 'Defamatory Statements'
Googling for a lawyer while under arrest is a right, rules Canadian judge

Spotify Gets Hit With A Patent Suit From Nonend, A Dutch Peer-To-Peer IP Holder

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The neverending patent wars keep on raging, and Spotify is the latest to get targeted in the social media skirmishes. The music streaming company is getting sued by Nonend Inventions, a Dutch company, which claims Spotify is infringing on five of its patents covering the areas of streaming media, peer-to-peer search, and retrieval...
Spotify Gets Hit With A Patent Suit From Nonend, A Dutch Peer-To-Peer IP Holder

Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE pre-orders begin shipping to eager subs

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True to its word, Sprint's begun to issue shipping notifications for pre-orders of its beleaguered flagship, the EVO 4G LTE. Word of the impending device arrivals continue to flood our inbox, lending credence to that ambiguous "on or around" May 24th arrival date, no doubt restoring the faith of...
Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE pre-orders begin shipping to eager subs

WordPress.com Parent Company Automattic On Track To Make $45M In Revenue This Year

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Automattic, the software company best known for running the for-profit fork of the WordPress blog publishing system, is perhaps the best proof out there that blogging can be a real business. The company, which was founded in 2005 by 28-year-old WordPress creator Matt Mullenweg, disclosed some big numbers in an...
WordPress.com Parent Company Automattic On Track To Make $45M In Revenue This Year

Google Just Got Another $2.35 Billion To Play With, Thanks To Sale Of Motorla Set-Top Business (GOOG, ARRS)

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(Updates with Pace statement in fifth paragraph.)   Dec. 20 (Bloomberg) -- Google Inc. agreed to sell its Motorola Home business to Arris Group Inc. for $2.35 billion, finding a buyer for a division that sells television set-top boxes while it focuses on expanding in smartphones. Arris, a cable-equipment maker,...
Google Just Got Another $2.35 Billion To Play With, Thanks To Sale Of Motorla Set-Top Business (GOOG, ARRS)

The Pirate Bay’s founders face jail after they’re denied a Supreme Court appeal

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The founders of controversial BitTorrent search site The Pirate Bay have been denied a Supreme Court appeal in Sweden, meaning that the prison sentences and fines they were handed in November 2010 will stand – but it seems there’s still a chance they may avoid jail. As TorrentFreak and The...
The Pirate Bay’s founders face jail after they’re denied a Supreme Court appeal

Using Liz Cheny's logic, John Adams the 2nd President of the USA, and founding father, is a terrorist because he provide legal counsel to British soldiers accused of killing five civilians in the Boston Massacre.

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Using Liz Cheny's logic, John Adams the 2nd President of the USA, and founding father, is a terrorist because he provide legal counsel to British soldiers accused of killing five civilians in the Boston Massacre.
Snow Fail: The New York Times And Its Misunderstanding Of Copyright

The 'New' Righthaven Offers Discount To Techdirt Readers Who Want 'Spineful' Hosting

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Remember Righthaven? No, not that Righthaven who sued tons of people and companies on questionable claims in order to get them to cough up settlements. We're talking about the other Righthaven... the Swiss company that bought the Righthaven.com domain that was auctioned off after the old Righthaven failed to pay...
The 'New' Righthaven Offers Discount To Techdirt Readers Who Want 'Spineful' Hosting

Former fund manager arrested for allegedly running $8m Ponzi scheme with pre-IPO shares of Facebook

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Getting in on investments in a company like Facebook and LinkedIn before it goes public is a pretty hot opportunity, so much so that it appears one fund got a little too excited and tried to sell pre-IPO shares it didn’t actually have. Reuters reports that Craig Berkman, a former...
Former fund manager arrested for allegedly running $8m Ponzi scheme with pre-IPO shares of Facebook

Amazon reportedly buys Siri-like voice control app

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Amazon has acquired a voice recognition app (and the company that created it) for $26 million, according to sources speaking to TechCrunch Wednesday. Evi, a Siri-like app that runs on both Android and iPhone, was reportedly bought by Amazon late last year and joins Amazon’s portfolio with another voice...
Amazon reportedly buys Siri-like voice control app

Psyonara Psystar

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Psystar’s ill-advised campaign against Apple has ended in an utter rout. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to review the Ninth Circuit’s rejection of the Mac clone maker’s claims that Apple violated antitrust law by refusing to license Mac OS X to third-party hardware manufacturers. In doing so,...
Psyonara Psystar

Voice paging systems recorder seeks millions in damages from Megaupload

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Valcom, a company that makes automatic voice paging systems that function over analog and IP lines is suing Megaupload.com for copyright damages, saying that a “significant number” of its more than 6,000 audio and video titles were distributed illegally through the file-sharing site. Valcom's clients include school, government, and...
Voice paging systems recorder seeks millions in damages from Megaupload

Wikileaks Denied A Speaking Opportunity At UN Conference About Wikileaks?

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UNESCO, the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization, is hosting a conference about The Media World after Wikileaks and News of the World. Sounds like it could be an interesting event, but one organization not happy about it... is Wikileaks. Seeing as it was a conference that touched on...
Wikileaks Denied A Speaking Opportunity At UN Conference About Wikileaks?

Apple foe Proview finds itself sued by own legal counsel

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Grandall Law Firm, which represented the Chinese company in its action over the iPad trademark, sues for its 4 percent of the $60 million settlement. [Read more]...
Apple foe Proview finds itself sued by own legal counsel

Other professionals don't work for free. So why are writers expected to? | Jonathan Tasini

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The 'work for free' virus has spread because we lack collective organisation. Time to get out of our pyjamas and on to the streetsCreative people, especially writers, are a funny breed. We are the only profession I know of who work for free. No coal miner, nurse, shipyard worker, accountant,...
Other professionals don't work for free. So why are writers expected to? | Jonathan Tasini

EFF Slams Righthaven CEO For Pretending He Can Ignore Court Orders

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We recently wrote about Righthaven CEO Steve Gibson's bizarre claim that a court order directed at him is inapplicable because he's just the CEO, and the company's own lawyers (who he blames everything on) won't return his calls. Now the EFF (who is representing Thomas DiBiase in the case) has...
EFF Slams Righthaven CEO For Pretending He Can Ignore Court Orders

Transfer of Wikipedia sites from GoDaddy complete

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After months of deliberation and a complicated transfer, the Wikimedia Foundation domain portfolio has been successfully transferred from GoDaddy to MarkMonitor. The portfolio transfer was formally completed on Friday, March 9th, 2012. The transfers were done seamlessly and our sites did not experience any interruption of service or other issues...
Transfer of Wikipedia sites from GoDaddy complete

UN agency says it changed rules about sending tech to Iran, North Korea

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More than two weeks after revelations that the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) had circumvented rules against shipping technology to Iran and North Korea, the UN agency has now come forward with a response as to how it could brazenly violate the UN’s own sanctions against those rogue states. Well, sort...
UN agency says it changed rules about sending tech to Iran, North Korea

Bev Stayart Loses Yet Another Battle Against Levitra, Cialis And Search Engine Results

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Bev Stayart, tireless bringer of lawsuits against various search engines for their supposed besmirchment of her good name by placing it next to words like "Levitra," "Cialis," and various porn-related ads, has batted a solid .000 thus far in her legal career. In 2009, she sued Yahoo! for violating...
Bev Stayart Loses Yet Another Battle Against Levitra, Cialis And Search Engine Results

Noise, meet Signal: How an Asian ad network has nailed content discovery

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With a name like NuffnangX, it’s hard to know whether to expect a medicinal supplement or a British ska band. NuffnangX is actually the newest content discovery and “Social Blog Stalking” mobile app released by Asian blog advertising network Nuffnang. As for the name, it means “very cool” in the...
Noise, meet Signal: How an Asian ad network has nailed content discovery
Nest taps Apple’s former patent chief to fight Honeywell lawsuit
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