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Dutch court lifts order banning Pirate Bay file-sharing site
January 28, 2014
The Hague Court of Appeals in the Netherlands on Tuesday overturned a 2011 order of the District Court that required two major Dutch Internet providers to block customers from a list of addresses linked to The Pirate Bay. The Pirate Bay is an open source torrent search website that can provide users....... [more]

Japan court orders Apple to pay for patent infringement
September 26, 2013
The Tokyo District Court on Thursday ordered Apple to pay 330 million yen, (USD $3.35 million) for patent infringement involving the iPod music player's click wheel controller. The patent is disputed by Japanese inventor Norihiko Saito, whose company applied for the patent in 1998. Presiding Judge T....... [more]

Sweden court reduces prison sentence of Pirate Bay founder
September 25, 2013
An appellate court in Sweden reduced the prison sentence of Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, the founder of the file-sharing website The Pirate Bay (TPB), for hacking into a company that manages data for the Swedish government. Warg was originally sentenced to two years in prison in June for hacking and f....... [more]

Federal appeals court dismisses Apple antitrust lawsuit
September 4, 2013
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday affirmed the dismissal of an antitrust lawsuit accusing Apple of maintaining a monopoly over music files purchased through its iTunes stores. The plaintiff argued on behalf of a class that Apple thwarted competition by issuing software updates....... [more]

Japan appeals court rules for Samsung in Apple patent dispute
June 25, 2013
The Intellectual Property High Court in Tokyo on Tuesday ruled that Samsung did not infringe an Apple patent regarding the synchronization of music and data on multiple devices. In so doing, the High Court affirmed the ruling of the Tokyo District Court last August. Neither company has issued an off....... [more]

Sweden court convicts founder of Pirate Bay website
June 21, 2013
The Nacka District Court on Thursday convicted Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, founder of the file-sharing website The Pirate Bay (TPB), of hacking and fraud and sentenced him to two years in prison. Svartholm Warg was found guilty of hacking into a company that handles sensitive information for Sweden's....... [more]

Ireland court orders ISPs to block Pirate Bay file-sharing site
June 12, 2013
The High Court in Dublin on Wednesday ordered several Internet service providers (ISPs) to block access to file-sharing website The Pirate Bay (TPB) and its proxy servers within 30 days. TPB is one of the largest free providers of BitTorrent material in the world, reporting more than 36 billion doll....... [more]

Federal judge denies class action certification in Google copyright case
May 16, 2013
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Wednesday denied a motion to certify a putative class action against Google's YouTube involving copyright owners from around the world. Named plaintiffs included the English Premier League, the French Tennis Federation, the N....... [more]

Federal judge rules 'used' digital music cannot be resold
April 2, 2013
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled Saturday that ReDigi Inc.'s "pre-owned" digital music sales infringed on Capitol Records LLC's music copyrights. ReDigi's online service allowed customers to use its platform to buy and sell "used" digital music originally....... [more]

Expanding the Role of Competition in US Broadband Policy to Achieve Faster Speeds and Lower Prices
December 3, 2012
JURIST Guest Columnist Andrew Lipkowitz, St. John's University School of Law Class of 2013, is the author of the thirteenth article in a 15-part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development. He argues that Congress should enact legislation to spur competition in t....... [more]

Japan rejects Samsung patent infringement claims against Apple: AJW report
October 22, 2012
Apple defeated additional patent infringement claims made by Samsung Electronics in Japan, it was reported Saturday, overcoming Samsung's attempt to enjoin iPhone sales in the country. The Tokyo District Court rejected Samsung's claims that Apple's iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S infringed on Samsung patents....... [more]




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