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...

UC-Berkeley Students Face Tougher Piracy Rules

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As part of its war on pirated music and videos, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is opening up a new front at the resident halls of the University of California-Berkeley's campus. Starting this...

Chinese court rules Yahoo violated music copyrights

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In a copyright infringement lawsuit, a Chinese court ruled against Yahoo's China operations and ordered the company to pay 210,000 yuan ($27,000) in damages to member companies of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry....

Photobucket Rules its Market

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In March, Photobucket Incorporated's photo sharing site controlled 41.4% market share for photography Web Sites in the United States, a market share that is more than seven times larger than its nearest competitor, according to...

FCC imposes rules to prevent pretexting

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The Federal Communications Commission hopes to prevent data burglaries with a set of new regulations for phone companies aimed at preventing the fraudulent practice called "pretexting." On Monday, the FCC issued an order designed to...

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...

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...

Court Rules in Favor of Anonymous Blogger

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The Delaware Supreme Court on Wednesday reversed a decision by a lower court which required an ISP to reveal the identity of an anonymous blogger who targeted a local elected official. The decision was...

Court Rules Out Mobile Spam

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An appeals court in Arizona this week ruled that a federal law that bans autodialing to call mobile phones also covers unsolicited text messages—even though text-messaging technology did not exist when the legislation was crafted....

US Supreme Court Rules Against P2P

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This morning the United States Supreme Court ruled unanimously that internet P2P file sharing services may be sued by production studios for the actions of their users, a ruling that could all but eliminate file...

Court rules for Immersion; Sony to pay up

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Sony's Dual Shock controllers are doing more than just rumbling around in gamers' hands these days. They're also shaking up a few corporate accounts. Earlier this week, a new court ruling in favor of technology...

Feds expected to ease Net phone rules

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The nation's top telephone regulators are widely expected to decide on Tuesday to further deregulate Internet phone services. States would be barred from imposing telecommunications regulations on Net phone providers, which treat...

Microsoft rules out PeopleSoft bid

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has ruled out acting as the white knight for business software maker PeopleSoft, which is trying to fight off a hostile takeover by Oracle. Several months ago, it...

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...

Court rules against Sony in Immersion patent case

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A federal jury in the USA has found in favour of technology firm Immersion Corporation in a case taken against Sony two years ago, agreeing that the PlayStation's Dual Shock controllers infringe two Immersion patents....

Viacom rules out EA takeover

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Responding to recent speculation, Viacom boss Sumner Redstone states that he has no intention of targeting EA for a takeover. According to a recent Reuters report, Viacom chairman and chief executive Sumner...

Linux contributors face new rules

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Open Source Development Labs, which promotes adoption of Linux, said Monday it is putting in place a new system to better track and document changes to the operating system's kernel. The group,...

New rules sought for Internet wiretaps

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Thanks glazzz. Technology companies should be required to ensure that law enforcement agencies can install wiretaps on Internet traffic and new generations of digital communications, the Justice Department says. The push would effectively...

Intel won't play by China's Wi-Fi rules

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Intel will stop selling its 802.11 WLAN products in the People's Republic of China because it refuses to comply with the country's home-grown proprietary encryption technology. Beijing has mandated that from June,...

IBM tightens rules on execs' stock options

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Executives at IBM Corp. will have a new string attached to their stock options - they can cash out only if the company's shares have risen more than 10 percent, Big Blue announced Tuesday. ...

FBI seeks FCC action on wiretap rules before Web

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U.S. law enforcement officials said this week they will soon ask communications regulators to decide how wiretapping rules would apply to high-speed Internet services and want those answers before general regulations are set for those...

Judge rules Microsoft infringed on Eolas patent

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A Chicago federal judge on Wednesday upheld a $512 million patent verdict against Microsoft that could ultimately force major changes in many of the most common Internet software products. Judge James Zagel...

Bush developing cyberwar rules

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While the US government maintains that it hasn't launched any big hacker attacks, officials appear to be working on rules for when that will happen. According to reports on Friday, US President George...

Court Rules Against Network Associates

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A New York court has ruled that Network Associates, a maker of popular antivirus and computer security software, may not require people who buy the software to get permission from the company before publishing reviews...

FCC Preparing to Overhaul Telecom, Media Rules

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Over the next few months, a single federal agency will begin to fundamentally alter the nation's communications and mass-media landscape, rewriting a broad swath of rules that affect the choices consumers have for getting online...

Iowa Consumers Can Sue Microsoft, Court Rules

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An Iowa lawyer on Friday vowed to push forward with a class action lawsuit against Microsoft Corp. after the state Supreme Court ruled consumers could sue the world's largest software maker for having been allegedly...

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