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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...

2012-05-23 06:29:31

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In a recent and very strongly worded decision, the United States District Court for Southern District of New York concluded that Conduit Limited (www.conduit.com) violated MyPlayCity, Inc.'s (www.myplaycity.com) trademark rights and engaged in unfair competition with MyPlayCity. The Court further concluded that Conduit unjustly enriched itself at MyPlayCity's expense. The specific amount of damages which Conduit must pay to MyPlayCity because...

2012-05-21 14:22:31

SAN FRANCISCO, May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the recent lawsuit alleging copyright infringement filed against the owner and operator of NeighborCity, American Home Realty Network, Inc. (AHRN), by the Metropolitan Regional Information Systems (MRIS), AHRN has opposed MLS's motion for prelim injunction on the basis of jurisdiction and has posed multiple challenges to MLS's alleged copyright. AHRN is opposing that motion on several grounds, including the fact that there is no...

Google Moves For Mistrial In Legal Battle With Oracle
2012-05-10 05:08:54

Google´s lead attorney filed a motion on Tuesday asking the U.S. District Judge overseeing its copyright and patent trial with Oracle to declare a mistrial. The move was driven by a mixed verdict delivered on Monday in the copyright phase of the trial.  The jury found that Google had violated Oracle´s copyrights in using 37 of Java´s “application programming interfaces,” or APIs, when it developed the Android mobile operating system.  However, it was...

2012-04-26 06:23:21

WASHINGTON, April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SoundExchange today announced the hire of Marie Knowles as vice president of communications. In this role, she will lead the organization's strategic communications, including public relations, media relations and internal employee communications strategy. Marie has more than a decade of communications experience in creating and implementing strategic brand-building programs for both public companies and nonprofit organizations across a...

Australian Court Upholds Internet Piracy Ruling
2012-04-21 03:25:35

Brett Smith for RedOrbit.com An Australian federal court ruling has provided cover for internet service providers (ISP) hoping to avoid being held responsible for copyright violations committed by their customers. In the first such case to reach any country´s highest court, a group of Australian and international entertainment studios, including Disney and Warner Bros, alleged that the Australian ISP iiNet allowed for the copyright infringement on their properties through illegal...

2012-04-12 02:35:15

BROOKLYN, N.Y., April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Eyes on the Go, Inc. (Pink Sheets: AXCG) announced today that its GANDER.tv division has entered into music licensing agreements with BMI, ASCAP and SESAC, the three leading performing rights organizations. These groups represent songwriters and publishers and their rights to be compensated for having their music performed in public. GANDER.tv provides live, interactive feeds from many of the New York metropolitan areas most exciting, popular...

2012-03-27 10:22:34

NEW YORK, March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) today announced that it has filed a complaint against SoundExchange, Inc. and American Association of Independent Music ("A2IM") charging those organizations with unlawfully interfering in SiriusXM's efforts to secure, through a competitive market, copyrights critical to its business. The complaint contends that the conduct violates federal antitrust, as well as New York state law. (Logo:...

2012-03-26 02:29:52

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Vobile, the worldwide leading provider of content identification and management services, today announced that Hotfile, a provider of file hosting solutions, is deploying Vobile's vCloud9 service to scan all files at the point of upload to ensure copyright compliance. Vobile vCloud9 is the leading digital content protection technology service that enables cloud-storage providers to scan all types of media files, including...