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Apple settles with patent troll for $25 million
Apple settles with patent troll for $25 million
Apple has settled with patent troll Network-1 Technologies for $25 million, ending a suit over alleged patent infringement. The "'227 Patent ...... 10 Jul 2016
Apple settles Siri lawsuit for $25 million
Apple settles Siri lawsuit for $25 million
Apple has agreed to pay $25 million to settle a long-standing lawsuit brought by Dynamic Advances over alleged patent infringement. The tech ...... 22 Apr 2016 - 1 comment
Uber settles with California regulators for up to $25 million over background checks, airport permits
Uber settles with California regulators for up to $25 million over background checks, airport permits
Uber has agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by California regulators in regards to a lack of proper background checks on drivers. The ride ...... 09 Apr 2016
Oracle now wants near $10 billion in damages in Java suit against Google
Oracle now wants near $10 billion in damages in Java suit against Google
According to recent court filings, Oracle is now seeking up to $9.3 billion in damages in their long-standing copyright lawsuit against Google ...... 30 Mar 2016 - 1 comment
Samsung wins $120 million appeal in patent feud with Apple
Samsung wins $120 million appeal in patent feud with Apple
An appeals court has overturned a $120 million judgement against Samsung in their ongoing patent feud with Apple. The court said Samsung ...... 28 Feb 2016
Facebook facing censorship lawsuit in France
Facebook facing censorship lawsuit in France
Thanks to a new court ruling, Facebook will have to face a censorship lawsuit brought by a French teacher whose Facebook account got suspended ...... 14 Feb 2016 - 1 comment
Dish Network could face up to $24 billion in fines over marketing calls
Dish Network could face up to $24 billion in fines over marketing calls
The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) and four states are seeking $24 billion in fines from satellite TV giant Dish Network over illegal marketing ...... 22 Jan 2016
Aurous settles with RIAA over piracy suit for $3 million
Aurous settles with RIAA over piracy suit for $3 million
The RIAA has settled its lawsuit with music streaming service Aurous for $3 million. The service had been sued just 72 hours after launching in October. ...... 10 Dec 2015
The MPAA was responsible for the shut down of YIFY/YTS
The MPAA was responsible for the shut down of YIFY/YTS
The MPAA has confirmed this week that they were responsible for the shutdown of scene release group YIFY and its parent site YTS following lawsuits ...... 04 Nov 2015 - 9 comments
RIAA demanding $17 million in damages from new Grooveshark
RIAA demanding $17 million in damages from new Grooveshark
The RIAA has asked the courts to issue a default judgement against the new Grooveshark music service, demanding $17 million in piracy damages ...... 01 Nov 2015 - 7 comments
Pandora settles with RIAA over pre-1972 royalties
Pandora settles with RIAA over pre-1972 royalties
Internet radio giant Pandora has settled with the major record labels over royalties owed for tracks written before 1972, songs that aren't ...... 24 Oct 2015 - 2 comments
Amazon sues over 1000 Fiverr users who were offering to write fake product reviews
Amazon sues over 1000 Fiverr users who were offering to write fake product reviews
Amazon has sued 1114 John Doe defendants who are offering to write fake reviews via Fiverr, the site that allows you to purchase services for as low as $5. ...... 18 Oct 2015 - 7 comments
Apple loses patent infringement case, must pay $234 million
Apple loses patent infringement case, must pay $234 million
Apple has lost the patent infringement case brought by the University of Wisconsin's Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), and must pay $234 million in damages. ...... 18 Oct 2015 - 3 comments
Aurous gets sued by major labels just 72 hours after launch
Aurous gets sued by major labels just 72 hours after launch
Just three days after launching in alpha this weekend, music streaming service Aurous and its lead developer Andrew Sampson have been sued by ...... 14 Oct 2015 - 3 comments
Streaming subscribers sue Chicago over controversial 'cloud tax'
Streaming subscribers sue Chicago over controversial 'cloud tax'
As we have reported in the past, some local municipalities have begun taxing streaming services like Netflix, Spotify, and Amazon in an effort ...... 16 Sep 2015 - 3 comments
YouTubers posted 'deceptive' Xbox One promotional videos, settle with FTC
YouTubers posted 'deceptive' Xbox One promotional videos, settle with FTC
According to the U.S. industry watch dog Federal Trade Commission (FTC), popular YouTubers were paid up to $30,000 to promote the Xbox One as ...... 05 Sep 2015
Sony Pictures settles lawsuit with former employees whose personal data was leaked
Sony Pictures settles lawsuit with former employees whose personal data was leaked
Sony Pictures has reached a settlement with thousands of former employees whose social security numbers, medical records and other data were ...... 05 Sep 2015
Nu Image goes after more pirates, this time suing Popcorn Time users
Nu Image goes after more pirates, this time suing Popcorn Time users
Indie studio Millenium and its infamous affiliate Nu Image are now going after Popcorn Time users who allegedly viewed 2015's 'Survivor' starring ...... 02 Sep 2015 - 12 comments
Musicians sue record labels over lack of streaming payments
Musicians sue record labels over lack of streaming payments
The American Federation of Musicians (AFM) has sued Warner Bros, Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, Atlantic Records and Hollywood ...... 15 Aug 2015
Sirius XM settles lawsuit with record labels for over $200 million
Sirius XM settles lawsuit with record labels for over $200 million
Satellite radio giant Sirius XM has settled with the major record labels, ending a lawsuit in which the labels accused the company of playing ...... 28 Jun 2015 - 1 comment
'New' Grooveshark already sued and taken down by record labels
'New' Grooveshark already sued and taken down by record labels
Earlier this month, streaming music service Grooveshark shut down and settled for millions of dollars with the major record labels. The record ...... 17 May 2015 - 1 comment
Alleged pirates sued after ignoring hundreds of ISP copyright notices
Alleged pirates sued after ignoring hundreds of ISP copyright notices
For a couple of alleged pirates, ignoring those ISP copyright notices could be potentially disastrous. Anti-piracy firm Rightscorp, on behalf ...... 17 May 2015 - 23 comments
Microsoft sues Kyocera for patent infringement over mobile phones
Microsoft sues Kyocera for patent infringement over mobile phones
Microsoft has sued Japanese phone maker Kyocera over patent infringement this week, claiming that the company's Duraforce, Hydro and Brigadier ...... 08 Mar 2015 - 1 comment
Apple sued again over patent infringement
Apple sued again over patent infringement
Swedish telecom hardware maker Ericsson has sued Apple for patent infringement, filing a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). ...... 28 Feb 2015
Lenovo already hit by lawsuit over Superfish adware
Lenovo already hit by lawsuit over Superfish adware
Lenovo pre-loaded the adware Superfish on some of its recent consumer PCs, and it will now have to pay the price. Angry consumers have proposed ...... 24 Feb 2015 - 5 comments
Adobe, Autodesk sue retailer Forever 21 for using pirated software like Photoshop
Adobe, Autodesk sue retailer Forever 21 for using pirated software like Photoshop
Popular fast fashion retailer Forever 21 has been sued by Adobe, Autodesk and Corel over their alleged use of pirated software including Photoshop. ...... 30 Jan 2015 - 12 comments
LG plans to sue Qualcomm over reported custom Snapdragon processor made for Samsung
LG plans to sue Qualcomm over reported custom Snapdragon processor made for Samsung
Earlier this week we reported that Samsung was not happy with Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 810 chip which was supposedly overheating. There ...... 27 Jan 2015
Dre, Iovine sued by former Beats partner
Dre, Iovine sued by former Beats partner
Music execs and now billionaires Dr Dre and Jimmy Iovine have been sued by former business partner Noel Lee, who claims the two used a "sham" ...... 07 Jan 2015 - 1 comment
Report: The MPAA settled with Hotfile for $4 million
Report: The MPAA settled with Hotfile for $4 million
Last year, the MPAA seemingly shook up the file sharing industry when they announced they had won a suit against once-popular file hosting site ...... 28 Dec 2014
Banks will be allowed to sue retailers that are negligent with their data security
Banks will be allowed to sue retailers that are negligent with their data security
2014 has undoubtedly been a year to forget for retailers and customer data, as many prominent companies have seen severe security breaches leading ...... 07 Dec 2014 - 8 comments
Samsung does not want to pay Microsoft royalties for Android as part of 2011 deal, citing anti-trust issues
Samsung does not want to pay Microsoft royalties for Android as part of 2011 deal, citing anti-trust issues
In 2011, Samsung and Microsoft signed a licensing deal in which the South Korean giant agreed to collaborate on new Windows Phone products for ...... 01 Nov 2014 - 5 comments
Getty Images sues Microsoft over embedded photos
Getty Images sues Microsoft over embedded photos
Getty Images has sued Microsoft this week over the launch of their new "Bing Image Widget," a piece of software that the company claims leads ...... 07 Sep 2014 - 2 comments
Valve sued over Steam's 'no refund' policy
Valve sued over Steam's 'no refund' policy
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has sued digital gaming giant Valve for "breach of the Australian Consumer Law for ...... 31 Aug 2014 - 8 comments
Beats sued over headphone noise-cancellation patents by Bose
Beats sued over headphone noise-cancellation patents by Bose
Premium audio hardware maker Bose has sued Beats Electronics over alleged patent infringement related to noise cancelling headphones. Bose ...... 28 Jul 2014 - 9 comments
Man loses copyright case brought by porn studio, may now have to pay over a million
Man loses copyright case brought by porn studio, may now have to pay over a million
Don Bui, an immigrant from Vietnam who is now a naturalized US citizen, will possibly owe porn studio Malibu Media $1.7 million after the judge ...... 23 Jul 2014 - 17 comments
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