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Music industry sues 2,000 uploaders in Europe

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The music industry unleashed a new wave of copyright lawsuits on European Internet users on Tuesday, bringing the total sued since November to around 2,000, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI).

Beatles take rival Apple to court over core business

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This week the Apple Corps goes to the High Court seeking multimillion-pound damages against Apple Computer, the creators of the iPod, over their hugely successful iTunes Music Store.

The GPL tested in US courts - Wallace Vs FSF

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On Monday March 20, 2006 US Federal Judge John Daniel Tinder, dismissed the Sherman Act antitrust claims brought against the Free Software Foundation.

Speak Softly And Carry A Thick Brief

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Thomas Vinje doesn't come across as the kind of guy who would drive Microsoft Corp. crazy. Soft-spoken, shy, and intellectual by nature, the 52-year-old Vinje seems more like a professor than a high-powered lawyer who spends much of his waking hours taking on Microsoft.

Judge Rejects SCO Motions in Its Lawsuit Against IBM

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U.S. Magistrate Judge Brooke Wells ruled that Lindon-based SCO should not get more time for depositions of people at Intel, Oracle and The Open Group and denied a different motion to force IBM to provide more documentation in the case. She did give SCO 30 days to file a renewed motion but said it must "narrowly" define areas that have not been covered in documents IBM already has provided to SCO.

IBM vs. SCO: Now it's IBM's turn

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For months, years, it's all been about what SCO could discover about IBM, Linux, and Unix. The shoe's on the other foot now, as the US District Court in Utah has revealed that IBM has launched discovery motions against Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, Hewlett-Packard, and BayStar Capital.

Judge Sets Hearing Date In Google, DOJ Case

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A federal judge has scheduled for next month a hearing on Google Inc.'s refusal to hand over information on search results to the Department of Justice, which is looking for evidence to bolster its attempt to revive an anti-porn law rejected by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Also: Google to combat spyware

Ten indicted over 'warez' piracy

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Ten people suspected of online movie or film piracy have been indicted on criminal charges as the US cracks down on "warez" groups, federal officials said Thursday.

Linux Users May Be Breaking U.S. Securities Laws According to Attorneys

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Many companies using Linux for embedded applications may be unwittingly violating the Linux license and even breaking federal securities laws, according to a white paper released today by Wasabi Systems, a leading embedded operating systems provider.

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