Microsoft files 52 suits over pirated software

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Microsoft is ramping up its fight against counterfeit software, this time targeting people alleged to have sold pirated versions of its programs on online marketplaces. The company said late yesterday that it has filed lawsuits...

EFF declares music download suits a failure

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The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) policy of suing users caught downloading music illegally has done nothing to slow the trade of copyrighted music on peer-to-peer (P2P) networks, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation...

Microsoft Targets Cybersquatters in Civil Suits

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Microsoft on Tuesday launched a legal campaign against parties that register Web addresses designed to attract visitors by using trademarked terms and common misspellings of more popular domains. The software giant filed three lawsuits this...

FTC Celebrates CAN-SPAM with Spam Suits

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At the two year anniversary of the CAN-SPAM act, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced legal actions against spammers, including joint operations with state attorneys general and the Canadian government. On Tuesday, the FTC said...

E-mailer says suits drove it bankrupt

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E-mail marketer Scott Richter fought lawman Eliot Spitzer, but he's knuckling under to the world's richest man, Bill Gates. Richter's company, Westminster-based OptInRealBig.com, has filed for bankruptcy protection in Denver. The company cited a costly...

Patent suits target games industry

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While computer game fans shell out tens if not hundreds of millions of dollars for the latest shoot-em-up release, a little-known patent holder is hoping to make a different kind of computer game killing. ...

Rambus files more antitrust suits

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Chip designer Rambus has filed antitrust lawsuits against Siemens and Micron Technology, furthering its legal assault on rivals. The Los Altos, Calif., company filed an antitrust lawsuit in the Superior Court of...

Judge denies Lindows' request to halt Microsoft suits

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Microsoft Corp. can continue to pursue trademark infringement cases against Linux vendor Lindows.com Inc. in international courts, a U.S. federal judge ruled Friday. San Diego-based Lindows.com had asked the U.S. District Court for the Western...

New RIAA file-swapping suits filed

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The Recording Industry Association of America stepped up the pace of its lawsuits against music swappers again, with a renewed focus on university students. The trade association said Tuesday that it sued...

RIAA steps up file-trading suits

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The Recording Industry Association of America picked up the pace of its legal attack on Net music swappers Tuesday, filing copyright infringement suits against another 531 individuals. As with the last round...

RIAA embarks on new round of piracy suits

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The Recording Industry Association of America launched its largest wave of file-swapping lawsuits Wednesday, filing new copyright infringement suits against 532 currently unnamed individuals. The suits are the industry group's first since...

Judge rejects class-action in Microsoft suits

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A federal judge on Monday rejected class-action status for more than 60 consumer lawsuits pending against Microsoft, but allowed a more limited lawsuit alleging overpricing to proceed. According to the ruling issued...

Intel, VIA Settle Series of Patent Suits

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Chipmakers Intel Corp. and VIA Technologies Inc. on Monday said they have settled a series of patent infringement lawsuits. The agreement, whose financial terms were not disclosed, resolves 11 pending cases in five...

Microsoft settles suits for $1.1 billion

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Thanks to ICEMEDIA for sending us in the below story. Microsoft Corp. said Friday that it had settled a number of class-action lawsuits filed in the state of California for $1.1 billion...

DoubleClick to settle privacy suits

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A federal court on Friday granted DoubleClick preliminary approval to settle all state and federal class-action lawsuits that charged it violated the privacy of Web surfers. The preliminary settlement, set to be...

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