Righthaven now paying those it sued

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Nobody really likes a copyright troll. Especially a troll like Righthaven. The company sues people who have supposedly violated newspaper copyrights. However, the company has sued an Ars Technica writer for infringement on Righthaven's court...

Acer Strikes Back at HP Lawsuits

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Acer Incorporated has hired intellectual-property lawyer Chris Ottenweller of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, who helped win a big patent case against Hewlett-Packard Company two years ago, to help fight two HP patent lawsuits. The...

San Andreas faces further lawsuits

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Two law firms have confirmed that they have filed lawsuits against Take Two on behalf of shareholders, claiming they lost money when the controversial GTA: San Andreas faced legal action over sex scenes unlocked in...

Mac Mini clone unveiled - lawsuits ahoy!

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It had to happen. The first Mac Mini clones running Windows have been unveiled at Computex. Taiwanese manufacturer Aopen has unveiled its "Pandora" project, which looks surprisingly like the highly-successful Apple project. It's due to...

Microsoft Files 8 Counterfeit Lawsuits

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Microsoft Corp., the world's largest software maker, on Monday said it was filing lawsuits against eight computer system builders and resellers in seven U.S. states, accusing them of distributing counterfeit and unlicensed software and software...

Flat-Screen Makers Face Patent Lawsuits in U.S.

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Two industrial manufacturers, Guardian Industries Corp. and Honeywell International Inc., have sued dozens of companies in the global PC and video display businesses in a U.S. federal court to try to recoup royalties on liquid-crystal...

Microsoft Files Seven New Spam Lawsuits

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Microsoft Corp. filed seven lawsuits against senders of spam, or unsolicited e-mail, for transmitting messages without labeling them as sexually explicit content, the world's largest software maker said on Thursday. Microsoft said the defendants, who...

RIAA Files New Lawsuits

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The Recording Industry Association of America has filed new lawsuits against 761 people who allegedly use peer-to-peer software to trade music files without permission, the trade group announced this week. The lawsuits included users of...

Microsoft Threatens Lawsuits Over Linux

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Microsoft Chief Operating Officer Steve Ballmer on Thursday warned Asian governments that they could face intellectual rights-infringement lawsuits for using rival open-source operating platforms such as Linux. Ballmer, speaking in Singapore at Microsoft's...

Hollywood lawsuits to target illegal file sharing

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The trade group that represents Hollywood's major motion picture studios is expected to announce Thursday that it intends to file as many as 230 lawsuits in coming weeks against individuals who have illegally shared copyrighted...

RIAA files 750 new file-trading lawsuits

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The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on Thursday announced it has filed 750 new lawsuits against alleged file-traders using peer-to-peer (P-to-P) software. The 750 new lawsuits were against "John Doe" defendants not yet identified...

SCO: No New Lawsuits, But Higher Licensing Fees?

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SCO Group recently announced that it will no longer seek legal action against companies running Linux. In lieu of this announcement, companies' interest in protecting themselves from SCO's lawyers has waned. In a...

BTG Files Patent Lawsuits Against Apple, Microsoft

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Both Apple and Microsoft are being sued by BTG International. BTG International claims that these two software companies infringing on the Teleshuttle patent which covers Web-enabled software updates. BTG International also claims that...

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...

Lawsuits Weigh on Google Debut

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Google's founders have created the best search engine on the web, along with profits to make anyone happy. Not everything is going as smoothly as its founders had hoped. With the upcoming launch...

AOL settles class action lawsuits

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AOL has agreed to settle two class action lawsuits in the US by punters who alleged the giant Internet company continued to bill them even after they cancelled their subscriptions. Although the ISP "vigorously denies...

RIAA Continues Download Lawsuits

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The recording industry on Monday sued 493 more people it said were illegally sharing music across the Internet. The latest round of lawsuits raised to nearly 3,000 the number of people who have been sued...

Patent Lawsuits Crowd Microsoft's Horizon

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While Microsoft Corp. has reached a $440 million settlement with InterTrust Technologies Corp. around digital rights management patents, it is far from clearing the slate of patent-infringement claims against it. Microsoft, the world's...

Lindows Seeks to Stop Microsoft's Foreign Lawsuits

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Besieged in Europe, where it recently has had to cease doing business in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg, Lindows.com Inc. has submitted a motion to the U.S. District Court in the Western District of Washington...

Canada ruling won't stop music lawsuits

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A ruling in Canada declaring downloading music through peer-to-peer services legal, but uploading illegal, may do little to prevent the music industry from taking its own action against file swappers. That's because...

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