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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...

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...

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...


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