Copy a CD, owe $1.5 million

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Not content with the current (and already massive) statutory damages allowed under copyright law, the RIAA is pushing to expand the provision. The issue is compilations, which now are treated as a single work. In...

Microsoft's $1.5 Billion MP3 Fine Dropped

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In a development which Alcatel-Lucent calls "shocking and disturbing" and which Microsoft calls a "victory for consumers," a federal judge in the San Diego District Court has overturned a jury's decision which had ruled that...

Microsoft hit with $1.5 Billion Patent Verdict

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After assessing damages based on each Windows PC sold since May 2003, a federal jury in San Diego ordered Microsoft to pay $1.5 billion to Alcatel-Lucent in a patent dispute over MP3 audio technology. Alcatel-Lucent...

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