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ON PRISM, SMITH, AND PEN REGISTERS

Edward Snowden is a computer nerd that could be finding his way to court sometime in the future.  The big news of the week is Snowden’s leak that the CIA and other intelligence agencies, have been mining “metadata” of the American public.  Essentially, intelligence agencies have been gathering and analyzing data on which websites you visit, how … Continue reading

HASBRO CLAIMS ASUS ARE DECEPTICONS

In April 2011, the computer maker Asus released its “Transformers” line of laptops. Hasbro, maker of the popular “Transformers” toy franchise contacted Asus and asked them stop using the name, but did not file suit. Yet, this month Asus revealed its ‘sequel’ to the “Transformers” laptop: Transformer Prime. Optimus Prime is the name of the … Continue reading

“OTHER OS” USERS LOSE LAWSUIT AGAINST SONY OVER PS3 UPDATE

When Sony released the PS3 in 2006 it came with an “Other OS” feature, or other operating system. It allowed users to boot other operating systems, namely Linux, on the PS3. For many PS3 users, “Other OS” is a feature that would never be used. You can buy and play your normal PS3 games, use … Continue reading

2001: A LEGAL ODDITY; SAMSUNG USES CLARKE/KUBRICK FILM IN OPPOSITION TO APPLE’S INJUNCTION

We’ve earlier reported on Apple’s various patent lawsuits against Android-based device manufacturers Samsung and others. To be clear, Apple has moved for a preliminary injunction in the case, which would essentially prohibit Samsung from manufacturing and selling touchpad products before the case actually goes to trial. Essentially, Samsung could eventually prevail at trial, but still … Continue reading

YOUTUBE SETTLES FOUR YEAR OLD LAWSUIT WITH 3,000 INDIE MUSIC LABELS

Rolling Stone has reported that Google-owned YouTube has resolved a lawsuit with ~3,000 independent music labels over licensing rights. Although the Big Four record labels already have a licensing agreement, YouTube has agreed to pay royalties to the National Music Publishers Association for each of the independent labels that sign up and have their music … Continue reading

APPLE SUES APPLE STORY AND OTHER QUEENS VENDORS TO STOP COUNTERFEIT iPRODUCT SALES

Whether it is Apple, Microsoft, GE, Wal-Mart, or any big company, part of the cost of doing business is suing and being sued. Apple has brought trademark infringement suits against two stores in the Chinatown area of New York for allegedly selling Made in China knockoffs of Apple products which, among other things, include the … Continue reading

27,000 SOUTH KOREANS SUE APPLE OVER PRIVACY VIOLATIONS

In addition to a privacy-based class action in Florida, Apple is now facing a class action filed in South Korea over concerns that various iPhones, iPads, and iPods violate S. Korea’s privacy laws. The essence of the suit is that Apple devices collect and transmit to Apple information which can be used to track the … Continue reading

GOOGLE BUYS MOTOROLA MOBILE HOLDINGS FOR $12.5 BILLION; AIMING FOR PATENTS

It is reported that Apple has been filing numerous lawsuits against companies that use the Google-created, open operating system Android over recent months. Apparently, Apple and Microsoft have no reason to want Android to be successful; thus patent challenges have been brought against companies like Samsung and HTC who use Android. This is one of … Continue reading

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