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2012-03-21 02:27:25

ISLANDIA, N.Y. and SYDNEY, March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) today announced that the Federal Court of Australia has found Independent Systems Integrators (ISI) of Sydney, Australia violated copyright laws and breached its duty of confidentiality in developing and selling a product using intellectual property (IP) from CA Technologies CA Datacom relational database management system. "We are pleased with the Court's decision," said Amy Fliegelman Olli, CA...

Hotfile: The Next Stop On The MPAA Copyright Infringement Warpath
2012-03-09 13:02:49

Hot on the heels of MPAA's suit against Megaupload, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has set its sights on file hosting service Hotfile.com. A public redacted version of court documents filed in the U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida were released this week. Hotfile Corp. and Anton Titov, who operates Hotfile.com, were named as defendants. In the legal document, the MPAA describes the digital locker site as "a system that enables copyright infringement on a...

2012-02-22 22:25:00

Is Facebook's infringement policy generic? Fort Wayne, IN (PRWEB) February 22, 2012 JabberboxTM Designs, makers of the Jawbox case for BluetoothTM headsets, announces that its Facebook business page was recently taken down. Communications from Facebook indicate the page was removed due to alleged patent or copyright infringement issues. According to the social-media giant's help page on the topic, their policy on removing alleged copyright or infringement material does not allow for...

MegaUpload Founder Granted Bail
2012-02-22 09:15:39

The US Department of Justice failed in its attempt to keep MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom in jail on Wednesday when a New Zealand court released him on bail and instead put him under house arrest, according to various media reports. The court ruled that Dotcom would not likely have the means to flee because his funds had been seized. US lawyers have yet to file extradition paperwork with the New Zealand court, but have until March 2 to do so, a spokesman for the US Attorney´s Office...

As Pinterest Popularity Explodes, Site Cleverly Dodges Copyright-Hawks
2012-02-21 14:14:48

Jedidiah Becker for RedOrbit Racking up somewhere between 10 and 13 million new users in just 10 months, the online pinboard Pinterest has taken the world of social media by storm. Yet wary of seeing its dazzling success curbed by legal controversy, the California-based startup is already taking preemptive measures to avoid entanglement in potential copyright controversies. Adding some 11 million unique visitors in January alone to its statistics – up from an already impressive...

2012-01-17 18:25:00

WebHostingBuzz will be blacking out its site on January 18th in protest of SOPA and PIPA as the company believes that the current form of legislation is harmful for the future of the Internet. (PRWEB) January 17, 2012 In conjunction with dozens of Internet properties and online communities, UK and US-based web hosting company WebHostingBuzz will be going gray on January 18th to protest upcoming legislation for SOPA and PIPA. For many months, WebHostingBuzz has been a member of the...

2012-01-17 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SoundExchange today announced a fourth quarter 2011 distribution of $89.5 million with more than 18,000 payments, bringing year-end estimated royalty payments to $292 million (up 17 percent from the prior year). SoundExchange's distributions continue to grow each quarter, with the most recent being its largest to date. This brings total royalties distributed since the organization's inception to more than $900 million. The royalties are paid...

Apple Being Sued By Chinese Authors
2012-01-09 09:48:25

A nearly $2-million lawsuit that had been filed against Apple Inc. for copyright infringement by a group of Chinese authors has entered into formal proceedings. The lawsuit alleges that Apple provided copyright-infringing books for download through its online store, according to a report from Chinese financial magazine Caixin. The group behind the lawsuit has been lobbying for months to get Apple to remove the books from its App Store. The authors, nine in all, have filed the suit under...

2011-12-27 15:31:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BNA Books, a division of specialized news and information publisher BNA, today announces the publication of the November 2011 Supplement to Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Regulations, providing the latest updates on intellectual property regulations found in C.F.R. Volume 37. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090105/56509LOGO) This convenient, one-volume compilation also includes extra materials not published in Volume...

2011-12-06 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SoundExchange announced today the appointment of Scott Day to the role of chief technology officer (CTO). Scott will assume responsibility for identifying and implementing technology innovations that create strategic business value for the organization. Most recently, Scott served as CTO at financial services and media company The Motley Fool where he led the organization's technology team. In this role, his leadership enabled...