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Open Source Advocates Hail Appeals Court Ruling

Free software advocates are praising a federal appeals ruling that allows greater protection for open-source software against copyright infringement. The case concerns a company, Kam Industries, that downloaded open-source code for use in a product... More...

Court Backs FCC in Verizon Broadband Ruling

Today, an appeals court upheld a 2006 deadlocked decision by the Federal Communications Decision over whether Verizion could deregulate some of its commercial business lines. Under the arcane rules of the FCC, the previous 2-2... More...

Google Appeals Belgian Copyright Ruling

Google Incorporated has scheduled an appeal for July 17 in its copyright dispute with Belgian newspaper publishers, although the two sides expect to request an extension while they try to resolve the conflict amicably. Copiepresse,... More...

Vonage files to vacate patent ruling

Internet based phone company Vonage has asked the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington D.C. to vacate and remand a U.S. District Court's judgement and injunction against it in a patent dispute with Verizon. In... More...

Verizon ruling could be hard on Vonage

On Thursday a jury decided that Vonage infringed on three of Verizon's patents regarding commercial VoIP services technology and ordered Vonage to pay $58 million in damages and a 5.5% royalty rate on future sales.... More...

S.Korea Delays Microsoft Ruling

South Korea's anti-trust agency said on Wednesday it was delaying a long-awaited ruling on Microsoft Corp.'s business practices to next week, after the review committee failed to reach an agreement. The Fair Trade Commission (FTC)... More...

Blizzard wins ruling against BnetD

Federal court deems fan-run Starcraft servers in violation of Blizzard EULAs. Blizzard Entertainment has won a summary judgment in federal district court against members of the BnetD project. Initiated in 1998 by... More...

EFF challenge privacy ruling

Back in June, a court ruled that a ISP who read users emails (without consent) had not acted illegally. Essentially, a Bookstore owner who offered free email accounts via his website monitored emails from competitors,... More...

Microsoft Files Appeal of Antitrust Ruling

Microsoft Corp. said Tuesday it has filed its appeal of the European Union's landmark antitrust decision, charging the changes in business practices demanded by EU regulators would undermine innovation and growth. The appeal, filed Monday,... More...

Xerox To Appeal PalmOne Ruling

A federal court ruling that dismissed a seven-year-old patent infringement lawsuit against PalmOne's Graffiti handwriting recognition system will be appealed by Stamford, Connecticut-based Xerox Corporation. "We intend to appeal," Xerox spokesperson Christa Carone told... More...

DOJ criticizes EU's ruling on Microsoft

The European Commission's order for Microsoft Corp. to ship a version of Windows without the Windows Media Player could stifle innovation and help Microsoft's rivals instead of promoting fair competition, the U.S. Department of Justice's... More...

FTC Appeals Rambus Ruling

Staff lawyers at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission are appealing an administrative judge's decision to strike down antitrust charges against Rambus. On Friday, the FTC's Web site published a notice filed Monday by a lawyer... More...

Canada ruling won't stop music lawsuits

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... More...

Supreme Court stays DVD ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court last week indicated its interest in a case involving a Texas citizen who was sued in California courts for posting software that can be used to illegally copy DVDs. ... More...

AOL loses Internet privacy ruling

A Virginia Supreme Court ruled against America Online in its efforts to protect the identity of one of its 35 million subscribers by asking the court to quash a subpoena calling for the member's name... More...

Cyber libel ruling threatens UK ISPs

UK internet service providers could face a troubled future following a United States Supreme Court judgement on internet libel. The case of Prodigy.com in New York has highlighted the apparently diverging direction US and English... More...

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