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New lawsuit against "revenge porn" site also targets GoDaddy
Facebook "likes" aren't speech protected by the First Amendment, rules judge
Amazon wants in on the patent suit racket

Bebo Shareholders File Motion To Remove CEO, Have A Receiver Take Control of Embattled Company

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Here’s yet another sad turn in the story of one of social networking’s also-rans. Bebo, the early U.K.-based social network that AOL bought for $850 million only to turn around and sell for less than $10 million later, may see its current CEO Adam Levin go. The company’s shareholders, who...
Bebo Shareholders File Motion To Remove CEO, Have A Receiver Take Control of Embattled Company
Court upholds $675K fine on man accused of illegally downloading 31 songs

Court demands Apple evidence in location tracking case

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Apple must show how it's complying with earlier court orders to turn over evidence in a lawsuit over iOS location tracking, US Magistrate Judge Paul Grewal has ruled. Plaintiffs have accused the company of withholding documents; either way, Grewal states that it's "unacceptable" that Apple waited over three months to...
Court demands Apple evidence in location tracking case

Netflix settlement details revealed as letters go out

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The details of Netflix's $9 million lawsuit settlement have been revealed as letters to potentially affected customers have started going out. The settlement will see the streaming service making a series of donations to non-profit organizations, paying attorney fees, and paying out an incentive award to the Named Plaintiffs in...
Netflix settlement details revealed as letters go out

Yet Again, Netflix Class Action Shows That Class Action Lawsuits Are Mostly About Making Lawyers Rich

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For years, we've been pointing out that our class action lawsuit system is broken. It makes sense, in theory, that if a large group of people are wronged, they can team up to right that wrong--but in practice it has morphed into a system where a bunch of bottom-feeder lawyers...
Yet Again, Netflix Class Action Shows That Class Action Lawsuits Are Mostly About Making Lawyers Rich

Apple in court: Samsung infringes key text-selection patent, anti-poaching class action blocked, slide to unlock invalidated in Germany

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Apple’s decision to disable VPN on demand functionality on iOS due to the virnetX lawsuit isn’t the only patent related Apple news today. Head below for a roundup of Apple’s court woes and wins from earlier today: Samsung infringes key text-selection patent: Reuters reports that the International Trade Commission has...
Apple in court: Samsung infringes key text-selection patent, anti-poaching class action blocked, slide to unlock invalidated in Germany

Comcast Protests “Shake Down” of Alleged BitTorrent Pirates

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United States citizens who download and share copyrighted files through BitTorrent risk being monitored and in some cases subjected to legal action. In recent years more than a quarter million alleged BitTorrent users have been sued in federal courts. Most of the lawsuits are initiated by adult entertainment companies, but...
Comcast Protests “Shake Down” of Alleged BitTorrent Pirates

Here Are The Sealed Court Papers On 'Invalid Clicks' Facebook Doesn't Want You To See (FB)

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Up to 20 percent of Facebook's pay-per-click advertising revenue could be affected by a pending ruling from a California federal appeals court on whether a group of Facebook's advertisers were charged for "invalid," clicks on their ads from 2009 onward. Facebook has denied the claims, and successfully won a ruling...
Here Are The Sealed Court Papers On 'Invalid Clicks' Facebook Doesn't Want You To See (FB)

NZ ordered to return some seized material to Kim Dotcom

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Material irrelevant to police investigation that was seized from Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom and three associates in January 2012 will have to be returned to them, a court in New Zealand has ruled.The police are also required to provide to the plaintiffs clones of devices that contain information considered...
NZ ordered to return some seized material to Kim Dotcom

Facebook and the ACLU tell court a "like" is protected speech

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In April of this year, the US District Court of Eastern Virginia decided that liking something on Facebook did not constitute free speech. Now, the five plaintiffs are taking their case to an appellate court, and this time, they have the support of the ACLU and Facebook behind them. The...
Facebook and the ACLU tell court a "like" is protected speech

Apple Downplays Role Of "Kindle Threat" In Alleged e-Book Conspiracy

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A court filing provides new insight into Apple’s version of events concerning an incident in which Steve Jobs told a reporter that “unhappy” publishers might withhold e-books from Amazon. According to Apple (NSDQ: AAPL), lawyers “mischaracterized” the exchange and Jobs simply meant to say that his company had a...
Apple Downplays Role Of "Kindle Threat" In Alleged e-Book Conspiracy

Newzbin vs MPA Usenet ‘Filtering’ Trial Concludes

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Newzbin is one of the original and most popular Usenet indexing sites on the Internet. The site pioneered the increasingly popular .NZB format which simplified previously complicated Usenet downloading. While most of Hollywood’s legal might was focused on the snowballing BitTorrent scene, Usenet downloading also gained in popularity – and...
Newzbin vs MPA Usenet ‘Filtering’ Trial Concludes
Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg will testify in Silicon Valley 'no-hire' agreement lawsuit

Apple objects to showing Eminem case files in separate Unive

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Apple is fighting a discovery request in a class action lawsuit brought by musicians like Rick James and Rob Zombie against Universal Music, The Hollywood Reporter reports. Specifically the plaintiffs want access to trial exhibits, expert reports, depositions, and other material from a suit by FBT Productions against UMG subsidiary...
Apple objects to showing Eminem case files in separate Unive
Porn trolling case thrown out for "attempted fraud on the court"

Unpaid Huffington Post Bloggers Remain Unpaid

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Turns out you can’t give away your work, then demand to get paid after the fact. What? You already knew this? Then you were ahead of the U.S. judicial system, which had to spend the last year on a silly class action suit brought by a former Huffington Post contributor....
Unpaid Huffington Post Bloggers Remain Unpaid

World’s Unluckiest BitTorrent Pirate Fined But Avoids Jail

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In the majority of cases, rightsholders avoid pursuing BitTorrent users in Sweden since it’s technically problematic to prove more than an individual case of unauthorized sharing, such as that of a single movie, TV show, or music album. Small infringements like this aren’t generally considered worthy of criminal prosecution. This...
World’s Unluckiest BitTorrent Pirate Fined But Avoids Jail

Judge Wants To See Apple, Google And Intel Heads In Her Office Immediately

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U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh wants to see Google's Eric Schmidt, Apple's Tim Cook, and Intel's Paul Otellini in her office. She's ordered four hours with each CEO separately to question them about an alleged no-poaching agreement the three tech companies made. Employees say the three made a verbal pact...
Judge Wants To See Apple, Google And Intel Heads In Her Office Immediately

Judge: Apple can't duck iPhone tracking suit

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A lawsuit alleging Apple improperly collected data on iPhone owners will go forward, a judge ruled today. Bloomberg is reporting that the judge rejected Apple's claims that plaintiffs in the case had no standing. The suit centers around last year's revelation that iOS devices were collecting location data while in...
Judge: Apple can't duck iPhone tracking suit
Bitcoinica users sue for $460k in lost Bitcoins

In surprise move, judge quits Facebook 'Sponsored Stories' case

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U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh has abruptly recused herself from a high-profile case in which Facebook had recently proposed to pay $10 million to settle accusations that it violated users’ privacy when it used their photos for “sponsored stories” without their permission. The recusal, which was first reported in a...
In surprise move, judge quits Facebook 'Sponsored Stories' case
Porn trolling firm dogged by identity theft allegations

Winning But Losing: Lessons From An Internet StartUp

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"Justice prevails" is often declared when a court case ends, honoring a system that produces the right result. Right, however, is not always just. The judicial system needs to address the exorbitant costs that accompany litigation, or a situation can happen when a company is sued by a deeper pocket...
Winning But Losing: Lessons From An Internet StartUp

Facebook Settles Lawsuit, Will Pay $10 Million To Charity

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Facebook is settling a lawsuit brought upon the social network giant for $10 million.  The settlement was reached last month but made public this weekend. Facebook declined to comment on Saturday. Reuters reports that the five victims alleged Facebook violated California law by publicizing their "likes" of certain advertisers on its...
Facebook Settles Lawsuit, Will Pay $10 Million To Charity

Judge Quickly (But Temporarily) Blocks New CA Law That Takes Away Anonymous Speech Rights

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So, we had just written about the unfortunate (if expected) news that voters in California had overwhelmingly passed a ballot measure which (among other things) would take away anonymous speech rights from anyone on the state's sex offender list (which could include things like people arrested for urinating in public,...
Judge Quickly (But Temporarily) Blocks New CA Law That Takes Away Anonymous Speech Rights
Amazon, Big Six publishers face antitrust suit from indie bookstores over ebook DRM

Yahoo Ordered to Pay $2.7 Billion (Yes, Billion) by Mexican Court

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It’s hard to say how serious this is right now, but Yahoo was ordered to pay $2.7 billion in a lawsuit related to a breach of contract and lost profits of a yellow pages listing service by Worldwide Directories and Ideas Interactivas. In a statement and a filing with...
Yahoo Ordered to Pay $2.7 Billion (Yes, Billion) by Mexican Court
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