Judge temporarily halts sales of RealDVD

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According to a report by NewTeeVee a court has ordered RealNetworks to temporarily suspend distribution of its RealDVD product until Tuesday. The Judge will review papers filed in the case by Hollywood movie studios until...

Judge May Grant Qualcomm New Trial

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Due to a new ruling in August by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, making it more difficult to prove intentional patent infringement, U.S. District Judge James Selna has tentatively overturned a...

Judge Rules Internet Spying Illegal

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In a case brought against the Department of Justice by the American Civil Liberties Union, the National Security Archive and the Electronic Privacy Information Center, Judge Victor Marrero, of the District of Columbia, has determined...

Judge Approves Settlement in Iowa Microsoft Lawsuit

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District Court Judge Scott Rosenberg in Polk County, Iowa, approved a $179.95 million settlement in the Iowa class-action lawsuit against Microsoft Corp yesterday; the settlement was originally announced in April but had not been finalized...

Moscow Judge Dismisses Music Download Case

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Just today, a Cheryomushky District Court judge in Moscow, Russia, threw out a legal case against Denis Kvasov, former head of Mediaservices, the company behind the now defunct online store AllofMP3.com. The store, which was...

Judge Rules: SCO Does Not Own Unix

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The SCO Group, notorious for its legal campagin against Linux users and developers, was dealt a devastating blow last week. A federal judge ruled that Novell, not SCO, owns the copyrights to Unix, effectively cutting...

Judge puts halt on new Vonage customers

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A federal judge has ordered Vonage not to accept any new customers while it continues to infringe on Verizon Communications patents covering some aspects of Internet phone calls. U.S. District Judge Claude Hilton said it...

Judge Throws Out Defamation Suit Against Google

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KinderStart sued Google Incorporated in March 2006 accusing the Mountain View, California-based company of violations of antitrust, free speech, unfair competition and defamation and libel laws. In a ruling issued Friday, Judge Jeremy Fogel of...

Judge rules for Microsoft in Alcatel-Lucent suit

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On Thursday in San Diego, U.S. District Judge Rudi Brewster dismissed all of Alcatel-Lucent's patent claims against Microsoft Corporation over technology that converts speech into text, meaning that the jury trial set to begin on...

Judge Won't Dismiss Suit Against XM

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U.S. District Judge Deborah A. Batts in New York has refused to throw out a record-industry lawsuit against XM Satellite Radio. XM was accused last May by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) of...

Judge says "Bully" is A-OK

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On Wednesday, Florida Judge Ronald Friedman ordered Take-Two to produce the controversial game Bully for review in order to rule whether or not the game is a "public nuisance," as declared by attorney Jack Thompson....

Federal Judge Rules Against Morpheus

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U.S. District Judge Stephen Wilson has ruled that the Morpheus file-sharing software encourages millions of users to pirate music, movies, software and so on. StreamCast Network Inc., the company behind Morpheus, was declared guilty because...

Judge tosses part of AMD suit against Intel

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Judge Joseph Farnan, of the U.S. District Court in Delaware, has dismissed a large portion of AMD's antitrust lawsuit against Intel, saying that U.S. law does not cover many of AMD's claims. Sunnyvale, Calif.-based AMD...

Brazil judge orders Google to disclose users' data

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A Brazilian judge has ordered the local office of web search company Google to disclose the data of users of Google's social networking site Orkut accused of crimes like racism or child pornography. Late Thursday,...

Judge recommends extradition for UK hacker

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Gary McKinnon, the UK's most notorious hacker, has come one step closer to a US trial after a judge suggested extradition today. The fourty-something computer enthusiast spent two years browsing the US Military's most top...

Judge gives go Ahead to Grand Theft Auto Lawsuit

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An Alabama judge has denied a motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed against Take-Two by the families of two police officers and a dispatcher killed by a Grand Theft Auto-playing teenager. Judge James Moore's decision...

Judge Orders Change in Kazaa Service

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An Australian judge today ordered significant changes in the Kazaa network, ruling that its operators, Sharman Networks, authorized the widespread violation of copyrights. While the ruling did not entirely shut down Kazaa, its result...

Judge Grants Microsoft Request in Google Case

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A judge has temporarily barred a former Microsoft executive hired by Google from performing any duties at the search giant similar to those he performed at Microsoft. Washington state Superior Court Judge...

Judge Deals Blow to Marvel's Case Against NCsoft

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A Federal judge partially ruled against Marvel Enterprises Wednesday, all but putting to an end the comic book company's efforts to wring damages and an injunction against NCsoft and CoH developer Cryptic Studios for their...

Judge slams SCO's Case

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A federal judge overseeing the SCO case against IBM slammed SCO's case, and said the company's arguments were "puzzling". The announcement came in response to an IBM attempt to defang SCO's claims. Judge...

Judge Awards ISP $1bn in Spam Case

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eWeek is reporting on what is thought to be the largest federal judgment against spammers in history. CIS Internet Services has been awarded damages to the sum of $1bn. Judge Wolle ruled that CIS were...

Microsoft Asks Judge to Suspend Penalties

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Microsoft asked a European Union judge Thursday to freeze a European Commission order forcing it to share technology with competitors, but a rival said the software giant used to provide such information freely. Microsoft Corp....

Judge Rules On Bootleg Law

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Fans of live music received a helping hand from Judge Harold Baer Jr today as he struck down a lawsuit brought against a New York record dealer. Under previous Bootleg law, the RIAA had brought...

Judge to Make Critical Ruling in EU-Microsoft Case

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Tomorrow Microsoft and the European Union will meet with an appeal judge to see if the sanctions imposed against Microsoft should be suspended. The European Union already fined Microsoft $613 million dollars, and added...

Judge grills DOJ at Oracle trial's close

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The judge presiding over the Oracle antitrust trial aggressively questioned the U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday as the agency made its final arguments against Oracle's attempt at a hostile takeover of rival PeopleSoft. ...

Judge dismisses 50 IBM toxics lawsuits

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A judge in California has dismissed approximately 50 toxic chemical lawsuits filed by former IBM employees against the computer giant, following a round of court-ordered mediation. The employees had charged that IBM...

Utah judge freezes anti-spyware law

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A Utah judge has granted an injunction to adware maker WhenU.com to temporarily halt the state's new anti-spyware law from going into effect. New York-based WhenU, whose software is the subject of several...

Judge denies Lindows' request to halt Microsoft suits

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Microsoft Corp. can continue to pursue trademark infringement cases against Linux vendor Lindows.com Inc. in international courts, a U.S. federal judge ruled Friday. San Diego-based Lindows.com had asked the U.S. District Court for the Western...

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