Legal

Legal issues, mostly with relevance to Free software

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

Keeper of Expired Web Pages Is Sued

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The Internet Archive, created in 1996 as the institutional memory of the online world, is being sued by Health Advocate, a company in suburban Philadelphia that helps patients resolve health care and insurance disputes.

Penalty plea on cyber criminals

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Tougher sentences are needed to make sure computer crime is treated seriously by courts and prosecutors, said an MP as he proposed new laws.

Nasa sued as horoscope fails to make comet sense

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A RUSSIAN astrologer is suing Nasa after claiming their recent experiment to study comet Tempel 1 has altered her horoscope.

EU officials raid Intel, others

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European antitrust regulators raided the offices of Intel and a number of PC-related companies early Tuesday as part of an antitrust investigation into the chip giant.

Spyware conspirators face trial in Israel

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Israeli prosecutors have indicted nine private investigators for their alleged part in an industrial espionage case that involved the use of specially written spyware.

Wi-Fi mooching and the law

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The recent arrest of a Florida man on charges of unauthorized use of a wireless network could set legal ground rules for open Wi-Fi access.

Teenager gets suspended sentence for Internet worm

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The German teen-ager who wrote the Sasser Internet worm was convicted of computer sabotage on Friday and given a suspended jail sentence of one year and nine months.

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