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Apple pressured to drop 4G iPad branding in Australia, asks to postpone May 2 court hearing

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Apple has said that a Melbourne court has not given it enough time to fully prepare for a defence of a case where it has been accused of misleading Australian consumers with the marketing of a its new 4G-enabled iPad tablet. The company was in court on Monday, entering talks...
Apple pressured to drop 4G iPad branding in Australia, asks to postpone May 2 court hearing

Northcliffe Media abandons efforts to unmask spoof Twitter account

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Newspaper group withdraws attempt to force Twitter to reveal identity of person behind @UnSteveDorkland after legal fightRegional newspaper group Northcliffe Media has abandoned its bid to unmask a spoof Twitter account of its chief executive.Northcliffe withdrew its attempt to force Twitter to reveal the identity of the person behind @UnSteveDorkland,...
Northcliffe Media abandons efforts to unmask spoof Twitter account

Viacom Gives Up Fight Against Time Warner Cable, Adds Channels to TWC iPad App

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Customers of Time Warner Cable have some reason to rejoice today, as the cable company has gotten the go-ahead to add channels like MTV, VH1, and Comedy Central to its live streaming iPad app. The addition comes after the channels’ owner Viacom has settled its differences and resolved litigation with...
Viacom Gives Up Fight Against Time Warner Cable, Adds Channels to TWC iPad App

Facing legal threats in Sweden, The Pirate Bay divides and multiplies

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With Anti-piracy groups closing in on The Pirate Bay's Swedish haven, the world's most infamous file sharing site did what any good pirate would do: Cut and run for more welcoming shores. As of Tuesday, The Pirate Bay no longer relies on the Swedish Pirate Party for its Web...
Facing legal threats in Sweden, The Pirate Bay divides and multiplies

Apple Not Likely to Be a Loser in the E-Book Legal Fight

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If Apple loses the legal case filed against it and book publishers on Wednesday over e-book pricing, will it be deeply wounded in its growing rivalry with Amazon? Not likely, analysts say. If e-book prices plummet as a result of the lawsuit - one possible outcome - chances are the...
Apple Not Likely to Be a Loser in the E-Book Legal Fight

Pirate Bay Proxy Crowdfunds Legal Fight Against Hollywood Group

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Over the past year several ISPs across Europe have been ordered to censor The Pirate Bay. In the Netherlands and several other countries these blockades are supposed prevent the majority of the public from accessing the infamous BitTorrent site. However, thus far the blockades haven’t been very effective. Instead, they...
Pirate Bay Proxy Crowdfunds Legal Fight Against Hollywood Group

NY Times Takes On Our Broken Patent System

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Well, this is nice to see. Charles Duhigg and Steve Lohr at the NY Times have a nice long piece highlighting just how broken the patent system is today. It kicks off with an anecdote of the type of story we hear about all the time: where a startup innovator...
NY Times Takes On Our Broken Patent System

RIAA's New War: Shutting Down The Equivalent Of Internet VCRs

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The entertainment industry just won't quit trying to kill perfectly legal technologies with substantial non-infringing uses. Back during the big legal fight over Grokster, the RIAA insisted that it had absolutely no interest in stopping technologies people used to record things. In fact, Consumer Electronics Association CEO Gary Shapiro reminded...
RIAA's New War: Shutting Down The Equivalent Of Internet VCRs

Google victorious in Australia court advertisement battle

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A landmark ruling in Australia's High Court has found that Google is not responsible for messages or content provided by paid advertisers served by the search engine. The finding ends a six-year legal fight between Google and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission which accused Google of engaging in misleading...
Google victorious in Australia court advertisement battle

Appeals court OKs Facebook Beacon $9.5M settlement

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The legal fight over Facebook Beacon's privacy issues may finally come to an end as the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals approves the settlement. [Read more]...
Appeals court OKs Facebook Beacon $9.5M settlement

Four trials scheduled for German Apple versus Samsung battle

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While the opening salvos in the Apple versus Samsung smartphone patent legal fight has died down, the battle continues in Mannheim, Germany between the two titans. Four separate trials are scheduled between the pair between September and mid-October. Additionally, Dusseldorf, the first court in the world to enjoin the Galaxy...
Four trials scheduled for German Apple versus Samsung battle

Chinese banks tell Proview: Your iPad trademarks belong to us

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If you thought Apple’s iPad trademark case in China couldn’t get any weirder, today the story has taken another surprising turn after debt-ridden Taiwanese technology company (and Chinese iPad trademark holder) Proview was told by its creditors that they hold the rights the company’s trademarks. The Wall Street Journal reports...
Chinese banks tell Proview: Your iPad trademarks belong to us

Man wins gay wedding comment case

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A Christian demoted over a comment he wrote on Facebook about gay marriage wins a legal fight against his employer....
Man wins gay wedding comment case

More olde iPhone prototypes and drawings turn up in court papers [Gallery]

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Last week we galleried up a bunch of iPhone prototypes Apple was forced to divulge in its legal fight with Samsung.  Over the weekend, AllThingsD scoured court documents and found some additional stuff that folks with an eye to Apple nostalgia and prototyping might enjoy. Behold:   40.714513 -74.005122...
More olde iPhone prototypes and drawings turn up in court papers [Gallery]

Oracle seeks new trial in IP theft suit against SAP

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Oracle's plan to drag its legal fight against rival SAP's defunct TomorrowNow subsidiary through a second trial is not surprising, analysts said Tuesday....
Oracle seeks new trial in IP theft suit against SAP
The implications of the Honeywell-Nest lawsuit

So Much For Competing In The Market: Grab Bag Of IP Weapons Used In Legal Fight Between Options Exchanges

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We've pointed out that while we're told that intellectual property is supposed to be about the incentive to create, the reality is that it tends to be a protectionist tool to attack the competition. If you want to see an amazing example of this and how some companies will use...
So Much For Competing In The Market: Grab Bag Of IP Weapons Used In Legal Fight Between Options Exchanges

Judge Expected to Rule Today in Oracle-HP Lawsuit Over Itanium

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Oracle and Hewlett-Packard will hear from the judge in their bitter legal fight over the Itanium server chip today sources at both companies tell AllThingsD. The case concerns Oracle’s decision last year to stop building software that’s compatible with Intel’s Itanium chip. Intel is not a party to the suit....
Judge Expected to Rule Today in Oracle-HP Lawsuit Over Itanium

Court Suggests Politically Motivated Border Searches May Be Unconstitutional

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The federal government has long held that you have no Constitutional rights at the border, and that they can search your laptop at the border without following the 4th Amendment. Unfortunately, courts have agreed with this position across the board. However, some situations can get a little trickier. What about...
Court Suggests Politically Motivated Border Searches May Be Unconstitutional

Swedish Pirate Party Stops Hosting The Pirate Bay, But Intends To Sue Anti-Piracy Organization For Unlawful Coercion

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Last week, we wrote about how the Hollywood-backed Swedish anti-piracy organization, "Rights Alliance," was threatening the Swedish Pirate Party with criminal charges for hosting The Pirate Bay. It didn't stop there, however, also going after some of the connectivity firms further up the chain, moving beyond mere secondary liability (TPB)...
Swedish Pirate Party Stops Hosting The Pirate Bay, But Intends To Sue Anti-Piracy Organization For Unlawful Coercion

Apple loses appeal over tablets in UK courtroom, must publicly apologize to Samsung

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Apple and Samsung’s legal fight continued on the world stage this morning, where the Britain Court of Appeal upheld a previous ruling that Samsung’s Galaxy Tab does not infringe on the iPad’s patents because it is not “as cool”. Reuters reports that after losing the appeal this morning, Apple has been instructed by the court...
Apple loses appeal over tablets in UK courtroom, must publicly apologize to Samsung

Notable: Harvard Didn't Try To Claim Ownership Of Facebook

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With the big Facebook IPO dominating the tech news, the folks over at the Boston Globe have highlighted a point that hasn't received much, if any, attention. Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook (with the vestigial "the" as a prefix) while he was a student at Harvard. Many universities these days claim...
Notable: Harvard Didn't Try To Claim Ownership Of Facebook
Google and Oracle Enter Two Round of Heavyweight Legal Fight

3Taps Is Planning To File A Countersuit Against Craigslist Tomorrow, Citing Antitrust Laws And Uncompetitive Behavior

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The legal fight between mega-listings site Craigslist and third parties that have used its data in their own applications looks like it is taking on a new dimension this week. 3Taps, the company sued by Craigslist in July over 3Taps’ Craigslist data API, is planning to file a countersuit against Craigslist, citing unfair...
3Taps Is Planning To File A Countersuit Against Craigslist Tomorrow, Citing Antitrust Laws And Uncompetitive Behavior

YouView embroiled in name dispute

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The internet TV service YouView faces a legal fight over its brand after a court rules that it is confusingly similar to another product....
YouView embroiled in name dispute

Copyright Dispute Means Germans Can't See All Those Russian Meteor Videos

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You might have heard about last week's Russian meteor strike. The news, which broke quickly and was so odd that many initially suspected a hoax or even a viral marketing campaign, was rapidly realized as legitimate. Part of what helped the news spread so quickly was a ton of videos...
Copyright Dispute Means Germans Can't See All Those Russian Meteor Videos

Tetris Clones Pulled From Android Market

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sbrubblesman writes "The Tetris Company, LLC has notified Google to remove all Tetris clones from Android Market. I am one of the developers of FallingBlocks, a game with the same gameplay concepts as Tetris. I have received an email warning that my game was suspended from Android Market due to...
Tetris Clones Pulled From Android Market

Tech companies: gay marriage ban is bad for business

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Companies like Apple, Facebook, eBay and Intel will add their support in the legal fight against same-sex marriage bans, Fortune reports. [Read more]...
Tech companies: gay marriage ban is bad for business

Go West Young Men: Winklevoss Twins Buy $18M L.A. Mansion To Dive Into SoCal Tech Scene

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Hide yo’ kids, hide yo’ startups: Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss are heading west. The Winklevoss twins, the 31-year-old Harvard grads who are probably best known for their years-long legal fight with Mark Zuckerberg over the founding of Facebook, have put $18 million of their Facebook settlement cash toward buying a...
Go West Young Men: Winklevoss Twins Buy $18M L.A. Mansion To Dive Into SoCal Tech Scene

Apple's iPhone 5 Is Pried Open and Its Profitable Secrets Start Bursting Out

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The parts used build the base model of Apple’s iPhone 5 cost a combined $205 to acquire and assemble, according to an early teardown analysis by market research firm IHS. The teardown analysis by the firm previously known as iSuppli is still ongoing this afternoon and not yet complete. But...
Apple's iPhone 5 Is Pried Open and Its Profitable Secrets Start Bursting Out
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