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Apple sued by iCloud Communications

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Following this Monday's WWDC revelation of iOS 5 and iCloud, it turned out that the iCloud name, which Apple purchased from Xcerion (who renamed their product to CloudMe) towards the end of April, was intended...

Microsoft Sued Over Xbox Outage

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Microsoft now faces a lawsuit over recent problems with its Xbox Live online gaming service. Three Texas residents filed a lawsuit Friday on behalf of themselves and others who have had trouble connecting to Xbox...

Comcast Sued Over BitTorrent Blocking

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A California man filed suit in state court Tuesday against internet service provider Comcast, arguing that the company's secret use of technology to limit peer-to-peer applications such as BitTorrent violates federal computer fraud laws, their...

Red Hat, Novell sued for patent infringement

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In this sue-happy world, it was only a matter of time before Linux became a target. A company has dared to declare a patent infringement against not one, but two Linux vendors. IP Innovation and...

Apple Sued Over iPhone Price Cuts

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An owner of Apple's iPhone filed a federal lawsuit against the digital media giant, claiming that the price reduction injured early adopters, like herself, because they cannot resell the product for the same profit as...

Apple Sued for Artistic Copyright Infringement

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Apple may be in trouble with its Apple TV set top player and the iTunes store in regards to two separate lawsuits filed this week. The first claims that Apple knowingly infringed on copyrights belonging...

Sony sued over Blu-ray

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Irvine, California-based Target Technology has filed a suit against Sony, seeking damages for alleged patent violations related to the electronics giant’s Blu-ray technology. The suit, which names Sony Computer Entertainment America, Sony Pictures and Sony...

School Sued Over MySpace Photo Response

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Be careful how you portray yourself on the Internet. One day you may regret it or, alternatively, possibly make some money with a nice lawsuit. Stacy Snyder posted a photo entitled "Drunken Pirate" on...

Microsoft Sued Over Windows, Office and SQL Products

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James Taylor, a Texas inventor, has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for Eastern Texas against Microsoft, claiming that the software giant's Windows operating systems, Office applications, and SQL database technology violate his...

Apple, Samsung, Sandisk sued over MP3

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Over the weekend it became known that Texas MP3 Technologies plans to take on Apple, Samsung Electronics, and Sandisk with a patent-infringement lawsuit filed on February 16 in Marshall, Texas. In the complaint, Texas MP3...

Apple Sued for iPod Monopoly, Defective iBooks

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It seems that the stock scandal wasn't enough for Apple; the Associated Press is reporting that the company is facing several lawsuits. One of them, filed July 21, alleges that Apple is monopolizing the digital...

Microsoft sued on 'patent breach'

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According to the BBC News French phone equipment firm Alcatel has sued Microsoft, accusing it of infringing seven of its patents. Alcatel has not revealed which Microsoft products it believes are in breach but says...

MySpace is sued by Universal Music

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Universal Music Group sued MySpace.com on Friday, alleging that the social networking site that bills itself as a source of "user generated" content instead trades on "user stolen" songs and music videos. The lawsuit, filed...

PowerUser.TV e54: Pluto Demoted, Apple Sued, & More

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This week the gang discusses Pluto's demotion from planet status, Google's beta release of it's online word processor, and Microsoft inviting the Mozilla Developers to Redmond. The team also touches on IE7 RC1 briefly and...

Activision sued over stock option grant practices

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An Activision shareholder has sued the video game maker over its stock option grant practices alleging improprieties in the company's issuance of stock options and targeting both former and current executives in the latest backdating...

US Government Sued Over .xxx Domain Rejection

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The recent rejection of a dedicated .xxx domain for porn sites has prompted the company behind the plan, ICM Registry, to launch a legal attack against the US Department of Commerce. ICM claims that the...

Google Sued Over Click Fraud, Again

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Not for lead plaintiff Joseph Kinney and the other Internet advertisers who this week had their lawyers sue to block the $90 million settlement Google reached in a click fraud case in March. The suit...

Google Sued Over Talk

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Rates Technology (RTI), a company that owns several internet voice communication patents, is suing Google for $5 billion claiming the search giants' Google Talk software uses two RTI patented technologies without licensing them. The...

Microsoft Sued Over Mobile E-Mail Access

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Microsoft is facing a new lawsuit today fromtelecommunications provider Visto claiming that the software giant"...infringed upon multiple patents Visto holds regarding proprietarytechnology that provides enterprises and consumers with mobile access to theire-mail and other data."...

Grandfather Sued Over Grandson's Downloads

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The MPAA has brought a lawsuit seeking up to $600,000 in damages against a 67-year-old grandfather after he refused to pay a settlement of $4,000 this past March. The suit claims the man's then...

Microsoft Sued Over Halo 2 Special-Edition Case

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Glud & Marstrand (G&M) recently filed for legal action against Microsoft. The Danish company alleges that Microsoft violated a nondisclosure agreement by revealing their metal game case technology to a rival firm. The Halo 2...

Activision Sued by Call of Duty

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Spark Unlimited seeks $10m in damages over alleged breach of contract A lawsuit has been filed by Spark Unlimited, creators of Call of Duty: Finest Hour, accusing publisher Activision of breach of...

Google Sued Over Claims of Excess Advertising Fees

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Google Inc. is being sued over accusations that it overcharged advertisers who use the Web search giant's paid search advertising program, which accounts for the vast majority of Google's revenue. The proposed class-action suit, filed...

Google Sued Over 'Click Fraud' in Web Ads

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A seller of online marketing tools said on Wednesday it sued Google Inc., charging that the Web search giant has failed to protect users of its advertising program from "click fraud," costing them at least...

Apple sued over iTunes software interface

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Apple Computer, Inc. has been slapped with a lawsuit over iTunes, AppleInsider has learned. Contois Music Technology last week asked a Federal Court to stop the iPod maker from distributing its iTunes...

Microsoft Sued Over Excel Data-Linking Technology

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Microsoft Corp. illegally took technology used to link spreadsheet data between two of its programs from a Guatemalan inventor, lawyers said during opening statements at a jury trial that started on Tuesday. Carlos Armando Amado...

Apple sued over "Tiger"

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Apple Computer has been slapped with a lawsuit by Tiger Direct Inc. for allegedly infringing its trademark with the new Mac OS X "Tiger'' operating system scheduled for release on Friday. Tiger...

Comcast Sued for Disclosing Customer Information

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Comcast Corp., the top U.S. cable television network operator, is being sued by a Seattle-area woman for disclosing her name and contact information, court records showed on Thursday. In a lawsuit filed in King County,...

Google Sued Over 'Scholar'

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The American Chemical Society has fired off a lawsuit against Google Inc., accusing the Web search powerhouse of "trademark infringement and unfair competition" with its Google Scholar search beta. The lawsuit, filed...

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