A Dutch national who demanded rewards for ceasing attacks on an MMO's servers could be "levelled up" to five years in the slammer after being found guilty of conspiracy to commit computer intrusion.
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Location networking service FourSquare has been hit with lawsuits for infringing on two obscure U.S. Patents relating how GPS is used to share information.
Patent holding companies, known as 'trolls' for their business practices, are costly to fight legal battles against. A recent academic paper attempts to put a cost on the losses these trolls create.