Posts tagged Lawsuit
Lord McAlpine, You Cannot Sue Every Twitter User

Can you imagine what it must feel like to be publically branded a pedophile? That's exactly what happened to the former Tory party grandee Lord McAlpine. Is it any wonder he wanted to clear his name. In the past, if your reputation was injured the law gave you the chance to sue for slander,or in this case libel. The problem is, how can you sue tens of thousands of people who use Twitter? Obviously you can't, and that's where the problem lies.

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"Patent Trolls" Are Killing The Tech Industry

Research conducted by The US Government Accountability Office shows that the infamous trend of "Patent Wars" in the technology industry are holding back innovation from the market, with a rising number of "Patent Trolls" making some easy money out of companies through the courts or via settlement.

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Porn Publisher Sues Tumblr Over Photo Use

If you're a user of the social micro-blogging service, you'll be more than well aware of the presence of near-incessantly uploaded and reblogged pornographic imagery.  That is until now, however, as Perfect 10, a pornography publisher has launched a lawsuit against the platform for ingringing on its copyrighted material.

 

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Voltage Pictures Set To Sue A Further 2,514 Hurt Locker File-Sharers

It might have won Best Picture at the 2010 Oscars, over-throwing box-office behemoth Avatar, and earned critical adulation for its high-tension, nerve-shredding portrayal of a team of bomb disposal experts during the Iraq War, but Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker was far from the success its studio, Voltage Pictures, would have hoped for. Now, its makers are looking to recoup some of their earnings, filing a lawsuit at a federal court in Florida against at least 2,514 BitTorrent users in order to “compensate the studio for piracy-related losses.”

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Facebook Takes Clickjacking Suspect To Court

Ever clicked on a Facebook link and found it shared to your profile, projected to your reems of friends without your prior permission to share said link?  Clickjacking has been a rather nasty thorn in the sides of many-a-user of the social network, and Facebook aren't going to take it anymore, as they take Washington-based marketing company Adscend Media to court over accusations of unwanted spam-causing practice.

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Microsoft to Sue Comet for selling '94,000 counterfeit copies of Windows'

UK electronics retailer, Comet, is being taken to court by Microsoft for allegedly creating and selling unauthorised copies of its Windows operating systems.

Microsoft claim that the retailer created more than 94,000 Windows recovery discs for Vista and XP, and sold them to customers.  They were sold between March of 2008 and December 2009, and while Comet sold this as an added extra to customers who wished to restore their computers to original configuration in the event of problems, the Redmond based technology company claim this is unfair to the consumer.

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Samsung schools Apple with ad in Australia: "the tablet Apple tried to stop"

So as you probably may well know, Samsung and Apple have been in legal competition for a while in Australia, primarily over similar comparisons between the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the iPad 2.  Since the sales ban was lifted last week on Samsung, they've celebrated their victory in the local press.

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EA Face Law Suit For Battlefield 1943 Omission. Should Warner Bros. Face Similar Treatment?

Today, a class action lawsuit was filed against EA by US law firm Edelson McGuire over its promise to consumers that Battlefield 1943 – EA DICE’s online multiplayer shooter – could be redeemed when purchasing Battlefield 3 on the PS3.

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