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2012-07-17 23:00:11

Kunvay launched the first-of-its-kind cloud-based copyright and intellectual property (IP) transfer solution at the International Startup Festival 2012. The company serves buyers of creative work, creatives, and freelancers worldwide, helping buyers avoid potential legal claims and costly litigation. Wilmington, Delaware (PRWEB) July 17, 2012 Kunvay launched the first-of-its-kind cloud-based end-to-end copyright and intellectual property (IP) transfer solution at the International Startup...

ACTA Legislation Rejected By European Parliament
2012-07-05 13:30:41

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), an international effort to criminalize copyright infringement spearheaded by music and film production companies in the US, Canada and Japan was defeated by an overwhelming majority by the European Parliament this week, according to various media reports. Backers of the ACTA said the act would curb counterfeiting, unpaid downloads and media streaming services, creating a common...

2012-06-24 23:03:02

Canada's copyright reform C-11 bill grants new digital rights to its citizens. Many new provisions protect activity that have a large impact in the digital world. Canada's new legislation pushes the envelope and clarifies legality of copyright issues such as digital time shifting, format shifting, and making backup copies. MP3 Rocket, a video to mp3 software developer, welcomes these changes. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 23, 2012 Key provisions in C-11 bill that contribute to greater...

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2012-06-12 08:16:37

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com In Google's bid to create a digital book economy - way ahead of eBook publishers such as Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble and other creators of eBook readers - a few lawsuits cropped up in the U.S. and internationally. This week a settlement was reached with two French organizations: Society of Men Letters of France (SGDL) and the French Publishers' Association. Google said Monday it reached an agreement with the two parties, according to articles in Reuters...

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2012-06-02 07:46:15

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com A judge today made a crucial decision in the Google vs. Oracle case when he ruled APIs cannot be copyrighted. Oracle has taken Google to court, claiming they had infringed Sun Microsystems´ patents in their Android operating system. The judge has now claimed Suns´ APIs cannot be copyrighted and therefore, have not been infringed upon. Judge William Alsup said 37 such APIs used in Android are not covered by copyright. Oracle has already said...

RIAA Sues LimeWire For Trillions, Judge Finds Claim 'Absurd'
2012-05-25 10:09:08

More than 18 months after a federal judge ordered LimeWire to disable its filesharing service, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has reportedly filed an astounding $72 trillion lawsuit against the now defunct peer-to-peer filesharing company for enabling the illegal distribution of some 11,000 copyrighted songs. However, in a ruling filed earlier this month, Judge Kimba Wood of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York called the industry´s lawsuit...

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2012-05-23 17:20:32

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com A California jury determined on Wednesday that Google's Android mobile platform does not infringe Oracle's patents. The decision ends a high-stakes battle fought over the smartphone technology regarding the Android operating system having similarities to Oracle's Javascript. The jury was unable to unanimously agree on the copyright allegations, which effectively is placing an indefinite hold on Oracle's allegations being upheld. The jury found earlier...


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