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Open-Source Software Licenses Present Quagmire

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There are four "classic" open-source licenses, although many other open-source licenses have been created. Currently, there are 58 open-source licenses approved by OSI. This article will address the legal and practical risks that users of open-source software might face.

AMD is being Sued

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A CASE WAS FILED by Tessera alleging that AMD and its Spansion subsidiary have breached its patents.

ATI founder cleared

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ATI founder and chairman Kwok Yuen Ho, and his wife, Betty Ho, have been cleared of insider trading allegations in a stinging defeat for Canada's major stock market regulator.

Judge stays Google suit against M$

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A federal judge ordered a tentative stay in Google's suit against Microsoft, according to a court Web site, dealing a blow to the Internet company's legal fight over its hiring of a former Microsoft executive.

U.S. Court Fines Russian-Led Spam Gang $37M

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A U.S. Superior Court judge has slapped an Internet spam gang that operated from two locations, one near Boston, the other in Russia, with $37 million in penalties for running dozens of illegal sites peddling counterfeit drugs, pirated software and pornography, the Boston Herald daily reported.

SCO Loses Battle Against IBM In Linux Lawsuit

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Ruling from the bench, federal Magistrate Brooke Wells said SCO wasn't entitled to more memos, e-mails, programmer notes, work plans and strategy papers on IBM's conversion to Linux, the open-source system challenging Microsoft Corp.'s market dominance in network servers.

In related News: IBM drops patent claims against SCO

Record industry sues hundreds for file-sharing

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A trade group representing the U.S. music industry said on Thursday it filed lawsuits against 757 more people.

XML software patent opposition headed for court?

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Microsoft refused to voluntarily surrender the patent late last month and said they would respond to the case made against them during revocation proceedings. Now anti-patent advocates are preparing to file a revocation order with South Africa's patent authorities.

Theater piracy law snags first victim

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A new federal law aimed at discouraging camcorder-equipped movie pirates has snared its first catch.

Google library push faces lawsuit by US authors

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U.S. writers are suing Google Inc. in a federal court, alleging that the Web search leader's bid to digitize the book collections of major libraries infringes individual author's copyrights.

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