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Uber under fire from regulators and competitors in Chicago

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Uber, a startup that allows you to hail a car from your smartphone, is facing a fresh round of legal trouble, this time in Chicago. The Chicago Tribune reports that regulators have charged the company with a number of legal violations, including assessing a mandatory 20 percent tip and then...
Uber under fire from regulators and competitors in Chicago
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DEAR ENTREPRENEURS, ATHLETES, AND LOTTERY WINNERS: Here's How To Keep All That Money You Made

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News came this week that Allen Iverson is broke. Allen Iverson, you will recall, used to be a star basketball player. He made $21 million one year playing for the Detroit Pistons. And he made more than $150 million in his career (a lot more, presumably, when one factors...
DEAR ENTREPRENEURS, ATHLETES, AND LOTTERY WINNERS: Here's How To Keep All That Money You Made

Acer reportedly suing former CEO Gianfranco Lanci for breaching his noncompete

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It looks like former Acer CEO Gianfranco Lanci's new position with Lenovo has landed him in a spot of legal trouble — Acer is reportedly suing Lanci for breaching his non-compete clause. Lanci left Acer in March of 2011 after several quarters of poor performance and a disagreement with...
Acer reportedly suing former CEO Gianfranco Lanci for breaching his noncompete

Detained: Co-CEO of online gambling powerhouse bwin.party taken into custody in Belgium

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Multiple reports are coming in that Norbert Teufelberger, co-chief executive officer of online gambling giant bwin.party and chairman of the European and Betting and Gaming Association (EGBA) has been detained by Belgian police following the EGBA’s annual ‘Responsible Gaming Day’ conference in Brussels. Although the specifics of the detention are...
Detained: Co-CEO of online gambling powerhouse bwin.party taken into custody in Belgium

4 ways to keep your startup out of legal trouble

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I used to work as a startup attorney and now I’ve co-founded a startup that in part helps entrepreneurs get legal services, so I’ve seen startups make a lot of legal mistakes over the years, and there are a few that I keep seeing repeated. These mistakes are almost always...
4 ways to keep your startup out of legal trouble

Apple signs licensing agreement over Swiss clock design in iOS 6 app

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Apple has ensured that it doesn’t run into legal trouble over the use of a Swiss clock face in its iOS 6 clock app, today signing a licensing agreement with the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) to use the design. The Verge points out a press release posted by the SBB, which...
Apple signs licensing agreement over Swiss clock design in iOS 6 app

Will Tumblr's New Terms Of Service Finally Lead To The De-Stupidifying Of Terms Of Service?

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Late last week there was some buzzing over Tumblr's new Terms of Service, which some noted had some amusingly plain language explanations in them, resulting in a bit of news coverage. Having gone through the process of creating terms of service with lawyers before, I'm somewhat jaded on the subject...
Will Tumblr's New Terms Of Service Finally Lead To The De-Stupidifying Of Terms Of Service?

Text-to-speech startup iSpeech launches publisher platform; Evernote, Pearson first clients

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iSpeech, a Newark, N.J.-based startup that specializes in lifelike text-to-speech apps and previously rolled out voice technology for the connected home, is launching a platform for publishers, the company plans to announce Tuesday. The tools are designed to help publishers quickly and inexpensively convert books and articles into audio. iSpeech’s...
Text-to-speech startup iSpeech launches publisher platform; Evernote, Pearson first clients

Lyrics site LiveUniverse slammed with $6.6 million copyright judgment

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Several years after music publishers began pursuing websites that published lyrics on the Web without permission, they may have their biggest payoff yet. A recent court judgment [PDF] against LiveUniverse makes it crystal clear: hosting an unauthorized lyrics site can get you in serious legal trouble. LiveUniverse.com and its owner...
Lyrics site LiveUniverse slammed with $6.6 million copyright judgment
Google's privacy director departs after years of controversial practices and legal trouble
The New York Times Doesn't Want This Startup Even Mentioning Its Name
Burberry faces lawsuit for using Bogart image on Facebook timeline

Following HTC deal, Apple says it's interested in resolving patent dispute with Google's Motorola

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Following its agreement with HTC, Apple is now in talks with Google’s Motorola Mobility over resolving disputes relating to standards essential patents, reports Bloomberg. Critically, Apple has outright said it is ‘interested in resolving its dispute with Motorola completely” and feels that “arbitration may be the best vehicle to resolve the parties’ dispute.” This...
Following HTC deal, Apple says it's interested in resolving patent dispute with Google's Motorola

Apple drops 4G branding for new iPad following consumer and regulator pressure

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Having come under fire from regulators across the world — most notably in Australia — over the branding of its 4G-connected iPad, Apple has changed the way it advertises the tablet, relabelling the ‘Wi-Fi + 4G’ model as ‘Wi-Fi + Cellular’. The small change was noted by 9to5mac, which states...
Apple drops 4G branding for new iPad following consumer and regulator pressure

A Look at Steve Jobs' FBI File

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Yes, it's true. The FBI had a file on Steve Jobs. It's not what you might think, though. The FBI performed a "level III" background investigation on Jobs as a potential presidential appointee in 1991. He was described by most witnesses as an "individual of good character and integrity" that...
A Look at Steve Jobs' FBI File

Swedish company claims rights to 'slide to unlock' with new UI patent

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A patent issued to Swedish touchscreen technology company Neonode for a 'sweep gesture' user interface could mean legal trouble for Apple, which is currently embroiled in a dispute with Motorola and Samsung over its 'slide to unlock' patent....
Swedish company claims rights to 'slide to unlock' with new UI patent

Mobile Ad Wars: Augme Slaps Millennial Media With Patent Lawsuit Over Targeting Technologies

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After debuting on the New York Stock Exchange last week with a huge pop in stock value, mobile ad network Millennial Media is now facing potential legal trouble from another mobile ad player. The company is facing a patent lawsuit by mobile marketing service, Augme Technologies. We’ve embedded the lawsuit...
Mobile Ad Wars: Augme Slaps Millennial Media With Patent Lawsuit Over Targeting Technologies
Demonoid torrent tracker shut down by Ukrainian police

Prominent Anti-Piracy Chief Suspected of Drug Crime

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For years LANVA has fought legal battles against BitTorrent sites and their users. However, according to a reputable Lithuanian news source, LANVA chief Vytas Simanavicius has now run into legal trouble himself. The serious nature of his alleged crimes could get him locked away for several years. The Organized Crime...
Prominent Anti-Piracy Chief Suspected of Drug Crime

The Most Important Person At Gawker Media Not Named Nick Denton Is Leaving

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Gaby Darbyshire, Gawker Media’s longtime chief operating officer, is leaving the company. Or maybe she’s already left. Ask different people at Nick Denton’s blog network about Darbyshire’s departure date and you’ll get different results. Some think she left last summer; others say last fall, and others insist that she’s still...
The Most Important Person At Gawker Media Not Named Nick Denton Is Leaving

Pirate Bay Docks in Stockholm for Massive 10th Anniversary Party

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This year The Pirate Bay celebrates its 10th anniversary, which is quite an achievement considering the legal trouble that surrounds it. The site was founded in 2003 by Swedish pro-culture organization Piratbyrån (The Bureau of Piracy). The idea was to create the first public file-sharing network in Sweden, but the...
Pirate Bay Docks in Stockholm for Massive 10th Anniversary Party

uTorrent Makers Distance Themselves From Piracy

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BitTorrent Inc. has an image problem, or at least that’s what some people appear to believe. Today the San Francisco company launched a website to answer the question of whether or not BitTorrent equals piracy. “We hear this question all the time,” BitTorrent Inc. CEO Eric Klinker explains. “We hear...
uTorrent Makers Distance Themselves From Piracy

Cybersecurity Bill: Protecting Us From Attacks... Or Keeping Our Own Attacks Secret?

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We've been discussing the fight in the Senate over the latest version of the Cybersecurity Act. One of the things we mentioned is that, at 211-pages, it's quite likely there are a ton of little "easter egg" gems in there that the public doesn't want or need, but which we'll...
Cybersecurity Bill: Protecting Us From Attacks... Or Keeping Our Own Attacks Secret?

Google Fined For Not Blocking Dirty Jokes

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sinsi was the first of a few of you to send in the news that Google has been fined by a Brazilian court for not blocking some dirty jokes on its Orkut social network (which, for reasons no one has explained, is only popular in Brazil). This isn't the first...
Google Fined For Not Blocking Dirty Jokes
One year after the infamous raid on his mansion, Kim Dotcom returns with launch of new Mega site
Postcards, Tall Chess, Analog, and More
Pirate Bay founder arrested in Cambodia after evading cops for eight months

Student Fined For Running Movie & TV Show Subtitle Download Site

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From the deaf to those who simply don’t understand the language being used, for millions of people all around the world subtitles are necessary for the enjoyment of movies and TV shows. Online, subtitles come in the form of small text files that can be quickly downloaded and played alongside...
Student Fined For Running Movie & TV Show Subtitle Download Site

Pirate Bay to sue anti-piracy site for pirating its design

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An anti-piracy group may find itself in legal trouble after borrowing the look of the Pirate Bay Web site for a new campaign. [Read more]...
Pirate Bay to sue anti-piracy site for pirating its design
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