Legal

Legal issues, mostly with relevance to Free software

US firm claims 30bn Euro banknotes infringe its patent

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A US-based document security firm yesterday claimed that every Euro banknote in circulation infringes on a patent it owns covering anti-counterfeiting technology.

Music labels file online piracy lawsuits in UK

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Record companies in Britain are filing their first ever lawsuits against five people accused of illicitly sharing music online, after settling out of court with dozens of others.

Ripple effect from Cisco Router Presentation

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Cisco/ISS go after websites in IOS spat while Whistle-Blower Faces FBI Probe.

Microsoft, Google tangle in court

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Secret meetings, confidential messages and alleged exchanges with Bill Gates were brought out as ammunition yesterday in the legal battle over a former Microsoft executive's departure for search rival Google.

MPAA files suit against suspected pirates

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The Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. Tuesday filed lawsuits in Waco, Texas, against four people accused of illegally downloading movies.

M$ May Be An Unwitting 'Ally' In AMD Lawsuit Vs. Intel

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The old Microsoft antitrust case could come back to haunt . . . Intel. This AMD case coupled with the Justice Department antitrust settlement with Microsoft could prod U.S. regulators to take another look at Intel.

AMD's battle with Intel to go West?

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AMD vs Intel AMD's legal action against Intel in the US District Court of Delaware could up stumps and move to the US District of Northern California, if plaintiffs already engaged in proceedings against Intel have their way.

Feds Accuse Firms in Porn E-Mail Scheme

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Federal regulators accused seven companies Wednesday of hiring others to send illegal e-mails with pornographic messages to tempt consumers to visit adult Internet sites.

Intel Confident of Win

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CEO Paul Otellini states that they are confident this latest suit, like the others, will be resolved favorably for Intel.

M$ sues Google over executive

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The escalating rivalry between Microsoft and Google erupted on Tuesday as the software giant sued to prevent one of its top engineers from defecting to run the search engine company's new China operations.

AmberWave Files Suit Against Intel

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AmberWave Systems Corp. has filed a suit against Intel Corp., alleging that the chip giant infringed upon its strained-silicon patents.

Mobile porn arrests in India

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POLICE have arrested three men in central India for allegedly downloading pornographic clips onto their mobile phones

Intel lawsuit could cost billions

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INTEL, the computer chip giant accused of abusing its market power, could face damages of more than $3.2 billion (€2.66 billion), and see its sales drop by $4.4 billion a year, according to a Wall Street analysis.

M$ Vole sued over Hamster

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SOFTWARE GIANT Microsoft and its IP Ventures division have received a writ from Artemis Solutions Group alleging that the Vole has breached its trademark and engaged in unfair competition.

'All-out war' in Intel-AMD antitrust case

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With a Sept. 6, 2005 deadline to file a response to AMD's 48-page complaint, Intel has hired Bob Cooper with Gibson Dunn & Crutcher and antitrust lawyer Joseph Kattan to argue its case. "Talk about a declaration of all-out war, these people know their stuff."

Australian man & his ISP found guilty of piracy

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It took almost two years but major record labels in Australia have finally won a legal battle against a Queensland man and his Internet Service Provider for alleged music piracy.

AMD Lawsuit In the News

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Gardner dismisses AMD lawsuit as publicity stunt, and AMD's stock beats forecast as possibly a result. Yet it's been reported that Intel has given permission to OEMs to use AMD products in their offerings, implying there may be some truth to the allegations in the first place.

US court upholds AT&T verdict against M$

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A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday upheld a lower court decision that Microsoft Corp. was liable for infringing on an AT&T Corp. patent for converting speech into computer code in copies of Windows sold overseas.

WorldCom's Ebbers Gets 25 Years in Prison

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Bernard Ebbers, who as CEO of WorldCom oversaw the largest corporate fraud in U.S. history, was sentenced Wednesday to 25 years in prison.

Intel cripples programs on AMD chips

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Lawsuit accuses chip giant of making rival processors appear to run slowly

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