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Apple conditionally settles ebook price fixing suit for $450 million
Apple conditionally settles ebook price fixing suit for $450 million
Apple has conditionally agreed to pay $450 million to settle claims that it fixed e-book prices in conspiracy with the major book publishers. ...... 16 Jul 2014
Lindsay Lohan: GTA V character is clearly based on me, and I'm suing
Lindsay Lohan: GTA V character is clearly based on me, and I'm suing
Once famous actress Lindsay Lohan has sued Rockstar Games over a 'Grand Theft Auto V' character that she says was created in her likeness but ...... 07 Jul 2014 - 26 comments
UK Court rules Nintendo infringed on multiple Philips remote control patents
UK Court rules Nintendo infringed on multiple Philips remote control patents
In 2012, Philips sued Nintendo for patent infringement in the UK, alleging that the Wii and Wii U infringed on its remote control patents. ...... 22 Jun 2014
Popcorn Time users getting settlement demand letters from copyright holders
Popcorn Time users getting settlement demand letters from copyright holders
Popcorn Time, the popular app that catalogs and allows streaming of 1080p pirated content, may be the new target of copyright holders, and especially ...... 19 May 2014
Torrent uploader hit with $32 million lawsuit over UFC content
Torrent uploader hit with $32 million lawsuit over UFC content
UFC parent Zuffa has sued a major torrent uploader, seeking $32 million in damages. Going by the online handle "Secludedly," the uploader ...... 04 May 2014 - 7 comments
Porn streaming set-top FyreTV maker sues Amazon over FireTV trademark
Porn streaming set-top FyreTV maker sues Amazon over FireTV trademark
In 2008, WREAL LLC created a porn streaming set-top box called the FyreTV, along with a dedicated website at FyreTV.com. This week, the company ...... 25 Apr 2014
RIAA files civil suit against Megaupload
RIAA files civil suit against Megaupload
The music industry trade group RIAA has added to Megaupload and owner Kim Dotcom's woes, filing a new civil lawsuit. Megaupload was shut ...... 15 Apr 2014
Viacom, Google settle long-standing copyright lawsuit against YouTube
Viacom, Google settle long-standing copyright lawsuit against YouTube
Google and Viacom has finally settled a copyright lawsuit brought forth in 2007 that accused YouTube of allowing users to upload copyrighted ...... 18 Mar 2014 - 2 comments
'Dallas Buyers Club' DVD screener downloaders beware: lawsuits are in the works
'Dallas Buyers Club' DVD screener downloaders beware: lawsuits are in the works
In January, a DVD Screener copy of the critically acclaimed 'Dallas Buyers Club' hit the Web, and it was promptly downloaded millions of times. ...... 09 Feb 2014 - 12 comments
Baidu hit with major piracy lawsuit
Baidu hit with major piracy lawsuit
A group of Chinese companies including major video hosts Youku, Sohu and Tencent's v.qq.com have joined together for a $48.9 million lawsuit ...... 16 Nov 2013
Apple accuses Samsung of illegally obtaining sensitive information
Apple accuses Samsung of illegally obtaining sensitive information
Apple and Samsung are once again in a legal spat. The Cupertino giant has accused Samsung of 'unlawfully obtaining sensitive information ...... 04 Oct 2013 - 5 comments
LinkedIn posts full response to new lawsuit
LinkedIn posts full response to new lawsuit
LinkedIn, the world's most popular professional-networking site, was recently sued this week by customers who are accusing the site of "appropriating ...... 22 Sep 2013 - 2 comments
LinkedIn sued over claims they hacked customer's email accounts
LinkedIn sued over claims they hacked customer's email accounts
LinkedIn, the world's most popular professional-networking site, has been sued this week by customers who are accusing the site of "appropriating ...... 22 Sep 2013 - 4 comments
Judge will not ban Dish's Hopper technology
Judge will not ban Dish's Hopper technology
Dish Network has struck another victory as a NY judge has ruled to not issue a preliminary injunction against the company's 'Hopper' technology, ...... 20 Sep 2013 - 8 comments
Kim Dotcom sues New Zealand over illegal raid
Kim Dotcom sues New Zealand over illegal raid
After long threatening to do so, Kim Dotcom has sued the New Zealand government over the illegal spying against him and the raid on his home ...... 15 Sep 2013 - 3 comments
Apple ebook damages trial scheduled for next May
Apple ebook damages trial scheduled for next May
U.S District Court Judge Denise Cote has tentatively scheduled Apple's antitrust damages trial for May 2014. Last month, the company was ...... 15 Aug 2013
Angry investors start class action against Microsoft over Surface RT losses
Angry investors start class action against Microsoft over Surface RT losses
A new class action suit filed by Robbins, Geller, Rudman, & Dowd has accused Microsoft of hiding major losses related to its Surface RT tablet. ...... 15 Aug 2013 - 5 comments
Microsoft loses case over use of name 'SkyDrive'
Microsoft loses case over use of name 'SkyDrive'
BSkyB, a major pay-TV broadcaster in Europe, has won a judgement in the UK against Microsoft over the use of the trademark "Sky." The next ...... 01 Jul 2013 - 24 comments
Sony, others sue Imation over Blu-ray recordable discs
Sony, others sue Imation over Blu-ray recordable discs
Sony, Panasonic, Pioneer and Philips of the joint venture One-Blue LLC., have sued Imation Corp. claiming that the company has broken patent ...... 23 May 2013 - 25 comments
Facebook settles lawsuit over 'Timelines' trademark
Facebook settles lawsuit over 'Timelines' trademark
Facebook and Timelines Inc. have settled their trademark case. Timelines Inc., the owner and operator of Timelines.com, sued Facebook in ...... 05 May 2013 - 3 comments
Opera sues former employee over allegedly taking trade secrets to rival Mozilla
Opera sues former employee over allegedly taking trade secrets to rival Mozilla
Browser maker Opera Software has filed suit against Trond Werner Hansen, a former employee and consultant, claiming he took trade secrets to rival Mozilla. ...... 30 Apr 2013
Apple settles over iPhone water damage warranty issues
Apple settles over iPhone water damage warranty issues
Apple has settled a recent lawsuit in which they were accused of not honoring warranties of their iOS devices including the iPhone and iPod Touch. ...... 12 Apr 2013 - 4 comments
Shareholder lawsuit against BlackBerry thrown out
Shareholder lawsuit against BlackBerry thrown out
A shareholder lawsuit against BlackBerry has been dismissed this week, letting the smartphone maker breath a sigh of relief. The suit, which ...... 31 Mar 2013
Microsoft hit with $730 million fine in EU over default browser choice screen
Microsoft hit with $730 million fine in EU over default browser choice screen
The European Commission has once again fined software giant Microsoft over failing to comply with its commitment to give users a chance to choose ...... 07 Mar 2013 - 40 comments
HTC settles with FCC over software security flaws
HTC settles with FCC over software security flaws
HTC America has announced this weekend that it will settle with the FCC over claims it did not "take adequate steps to eliminate security flaws" ...... 25 Feb 2013
EA, Zynga settle plagiarism case out of court
EA, Zynga settle plagiarism case out of court
The casual gaming giant Zynga has settled with EA this week, ending their legal issues. Last year, EA sued Zynga, claiming that Zynga had ...... 16 Feb 2013
Judge: Samsung did not willfully infringe Apple patents
Judge: Samsung did not willfully infringe Apple patents
Judge Lucy Koh has ruled this week that Samsung did not willfully infringe Apple patents, closing out one of the remaining issues in the case. ...... 31 Jan 2013 - 2 comments
CEA: AutoHop is protected tech
CEA: "AutoHop" is protected tech
The Consumer Electronics Association has voted in support of Dish Network's "AutoHop" commercial-skipping technology. Dish Network is currently ...... 27 Jan 2013 - 10 comments
Sony settles its breach of contract suit against 'Kevin Butler' actor
Sony settles its breach of contract suit against 'Kevin Butler' actor
In 2010, Sony began a new marketing campaign that included comedic actor Jerry Lambert as Kevin Butler, an alleged Sony VP of whatever the company ...... 20 Jan 2013 - 9 comments
Pinterest sued
Pinterest sued
Pinterest, the popular virtual pinboard, has received its first lawsuit. Theodore F. Schroeder of Ocean City, N.J., has sued the site this ...... 30 Dec 2012
Apple must pay $165,000 to Chinese writers
Apple must pay $165,000 to Chinese writers
A Chinese court has ruled Apple must pay a tiny penalty to eight writers. The writers, along with two companies, had accused Apple of allowing ...... 30 Dec 2012
LG seeking an injunction on Samsung tablet sales in Korea
LG seeking an injunction on Samsung tablet sales in Korea
LG is seeking an injunction on Samsung tablet sales in Korea, the home country of both companies. The tablet in question is the Galaxy Note ...... 29 Dec 2012
Marvell loses massive patent case
Marvell loses massive patent case
A federal jury has ruled against large chip-maker Marvell Technology. The jury has ruled that Marvell must pay Carnegie Mellon University ...... 27 Dec 2012
Instagram sees class action lawsuit over ToS changes
Instagram sees class action lawsuit over ToS changes
It took a few weeks, but Facebook has been hit with its first civil suit over the controversial terms of service (ToS) changes to its Instagram platform. ...... 24 Dec 2012 - 4 comments
Nokia wins patent case against RIM
Nokia wins patent case against RIM
RIM has lost a patent case against Nokia and will have to reach a new royalties deal or potentially have the sale of their devices halted. ...... 28 Nov 2012
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