Italian media company sues YouTube

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Italian media company Mediaset announced on Wednesday that it has filed a lawsuit against YouTube and owner Google, alleging that the video-sharing site distributed and exploited its commercial property. Mediaset alleges that it found...

Company patents wishlists, sues almost everyone

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Florida based company "Channel Intelligence" filed for patent infringement on Tuesday against multitude of people and companies that offer "wishlists". Specifically, the wishlists in question are lists of desired products from the defendant's websites that...

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T-Mobile Sues Starbucks Over Free Wi-Fi Deal

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Glenn Fleishman writes "T-Mobile sent me the text of a lawsuit they filed yesterday against Starbucks. The telecom firm alleges that Starbucks didn't involve it in any discussions to launch their free loyalty program Wi-Fi...

eBay sues Craigslist

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The online auction giant eBay is suing the popular internet community ad site Craigslist to "safeguard its four-year financial investment". In a statement, eBay claimed that in January, Craigslist executives took actions that "unfairly diluted...

MPAA sues website linking to pirated movies

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The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has sued Pullmylink.com, a website featuring links to free - and allegedly pirated - movies and TV shows, claiming the site promotes and profits from copyright infringement. The...

MPAA sues Cinematube, Ssupload

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The Motion Picture Association of America has filed a suit in the U.S. District Court of Los Angeles against Cinematube and Ssupload, saying both web sites facilitate copyright infringement. The MPAA accuses the sites of...

Verizon Wireless Sues FCC

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Verizon Wireless has launched an appeal against the Federal Communication Commission's final rules for the upcoming auction of radio spectrum, saying the rules establishing so-called open-access conditions are arbitrary and capricious. In a filing to...

2Clix sues Australian Site Whirlpool Over Forum Topic

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The founder of the Australian Broadband site Whirlpool is currently under legal issued with accounting software firm 2Clix Australia Pty Ltd for alleged "injurious falsehood". The Statement of Claim from the company alleges that Simon...

Beijing Software Company Sues Blizzard

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In a lawsuit disclosed just today, Beijing-based software company Founder Group has filed a lawsuit against Blizzard Entertainment, the creator of the "World of Warcraft," and WoW's local operator in China for allegedly using its...

American Airlines Sues Google Over Search Words

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American Airlines, the world's largest airline, has sued Google Incorporated for selling search words involving its name. The claim is the latest in a string of cases filed worldwide by businesses that argue the search...

Porn Site Sues Microsoft

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Apparently not content after losing legal battles with both Amazon's A9 and Google, soft-core porn site Perfect 10 filed last Tuesday in a California district court against Microsoft's MSN search engine, alleging that the engine...

Eminem's Music Publisher Sues Apple

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The publisher of Eminem's music has filed a federal lawsuit against computer giant Apple Inc. for selling downloads of his songs without permission. Apple has an agreement with Universal Music Group, the record company that...

Silicon Knights sues Epic games

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ShackNews is reporting that Silicon Knights has served Epic Games (makers of the Unreal Engine) with a lawsuit. The thrust of the complaint seems centered around E3 2006, where Too Human was demonstrated and...

China firm sues Google over name

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A Chinese firm is suing the internet giant Google over its Chinese name, saying it is too much like its own name and is harming its business. Google's Chinese subsidiary has transliterated its name to...

Microsoft sues more alleged Hotmail spammers

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Microsoft has recently filed two "John Doe" lawsuits looking to crack down on spam (specifically advertising debt relief and adult Web sites) on its Windows Live Hotmail network. The first was filed on June 13...

Certicom Corporation sues Sony Corporation

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Toronto-based encryption development company Certicom Corp. has initiated litigation against Sony Corporation, and related Sony companies, for patent infringement. Products affected include Playstation 3, DVD players, VAIO personal computers and certain high definition TV models...

Microsoft sues alleged stock scammers

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Microsoft has quietly filed lawsuits against at least three alleged perpetrators who the software giant says used its MSN Hotmail networks to promote stocks. Hotmail has "received large volumes of unsolicited commercial e-mail messages" promoting...

Adware Zango sues maker of antispyware tool

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Adware maker Zango Incorporated has sued PC Tools Pty Limited, makers of the popular Spyware Doctor software, in a dispute over the way the antispyware program flags and removes Zango's technology. The Spyware Doctor Starter...

Premier League Sues YouTube over Copyright

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Plaintiffs have sued Google Incorporated's YouTube for copyright infringement, the second such legal challenge to the popular video site in two months. According to court documents filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern...

Take-Two Sues Jack Thompson

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With Miami attorney Jack Thompson threatening to file suit to block the release of Grand Theft Auto 4 and Manhunt 2, Take Two has petitioned the United States District Court for the Southern District of...

Google sues Polish poets over gmail.pl

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Izabela Krawczyk of GMAiL (Grupa Młodych Artystów i Literatów), which in English translates to "Group of Young Artists and Writers", told AFP that Google had turned to the country's IT and telecommunications tribunal to try...

Cisco Sues Apple Over Use of iPhone Name

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Thanks to maash for posting this in BPN. Cisco Systems Inc. has owned the name "iPhone" since 2000 and today announced that it is suing Apple Inc. in federal court. Cisco obtained the trademark...

Studio Sues Over Copyright They Don't Own

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Shawn Hogan has received plenty of attention in the last year for his decision to fight the MPAA over the lawsuit they filed against him, claiming he had shared the movie Meet the Fockers via...

Universal sues video-sharing websites

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Universal Music, the world's largest record company, has launched the established media industry's first legal action against user-generated internet sites in the wake of its distribution deal last week with YouTube, the most popular video-sharing...

RIAA sues LimeWire LLC after months of warnings

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After months of issuing warnings, the music industry finally made good on its threat to file suit against peer-to-peer software company LimeWire. A group of music companies, including Sony BMG, Virgin Records and...

BPI Sues AllofMP3 Download Service

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The British Phonographic Industry has sued the Russian MP3 download site, AllofMP3. The British Phonographic Industry is an organization much like the Recording Industry Association of America. The UK High Court has also...

Actor Sues Take-Two Over The Warriors Game

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Roger Hill, star of cult 1979 movie The Warriors, is suing Rockstar and Take-Two for using his likeness in the videogame tie-in which was released for PS2 and Xbox last year. Hill played gang leader...

Symantec Sues Microsoft

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It was bound to happen sooner or later but security firm Symantec is taking legal action against Microsoft accusing it of misusing its technology the BBC reports. Symantec is angry and alleges that Microsoft improperly...

RIAA Sues XM Radio Over Portable Device

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The recording industry on Tuesday sued XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc., alleging its Inno device that can store music infringes on copyrights and transforms a passive radio experience into the equivalent...

RIAA Sues Family Without Computer or Internet

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So, you don't own a computer and don't have internet access. Why should you care who or what the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) is? After reading this, you may think twice about that....

Burst.com sues Apple for patent infringement

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On Monday Burst.com, a companythat develops software that helps companies speed up the delivery of audio andvideo files, announced that it had filed a countersuit against Apple Computerclaiming that the iTunes software, the iPod, and...

Lucent Sues Microsoft Again

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Lucent is suing Microsoft again, claiming that the Goliath's Xbox 360 is infringing on David's Patent No. 5,227,878. A classic tale indeed, because when someone allegedly breaches your "Adaptive Coding and Decoding of Frames and...

AOL Sues Over Identity Thefts, Uses New Law

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America Online said on Tuesday it had filed lawsuits this week against three identity theft gangs, seeking combined damages of $18 million and using a new law against so-called "phishers." The...

Jews for Jesus Sues Google over Blog

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Christian evangelical group Jews for Jesus is suing Google Inc., saying a Weblog hosted through the Internet search leader's Blogspot service infringes its trademark. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in New York Wednesday,...

Texas Sues Sony Over Rootkit

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Under its new anti-spyware law, the State of Texas has sued Sony BMG Music Entertainment, on the grounds that its much-maligned XCP anti-piracy software included on numerous recent releases has left customers' computers open to...

Sony sues Lik-Sang - Again

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Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) has begun legal proceedings against Hong-Kong's Lik-Sang, the gaming hardware exporter said today. SCEE's move is specifically intended to prevent Lik-Sang from selling PlayStation Portable handheld consoles...

Microsoft Sues Over Google Hire

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Microsoft opened a lawsuit Tuesday against Google and a former Microsoft executive that the search giant had hired to run its China operations. The suit was filed in a Washington state court...

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