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  • Judge agrees to postpone Google Books hearing

    The Authors Guild, the Association of American Publishers (AAP) and Google will get more time to modify their proposed agreement to settle lawsuits the two organizations filed against the search company over its book search service.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez25 Sept. 09 06:58
  • Plaintiffs ask for more time in Google book search case

    The Authors Guild and the Association of American Publishers (AAP) want more time to rework their proposed agreement with Google to settle a lawsuit over the search company's book search service.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez23 Sept. 09 07:51
  • Google wins partial victory in legal battle over trademarks

    Google appeared to have won a partial victory in its long-running legal battle with trademark owners Tuesday, when a senior judge at the European Court of Justice said the company hasn't infringed anyone's trademark rights by allowing advertisers to buy search keywords corresponding to those trademarks.

    Written by Paul Meller23 Sept. 09 06:41
  • Google sued by Indian portal for trademark infringement

    Google has been sued for trademark infringement by an Indian portal company, Consim Info, which claims that the search company uses its trademarks to drive business to its competitors.

    Written by John Ribeiro22 Sept. 09 06:40
  • Internet lenders to pay $1 million to settle complaint

    A group of Internet payday lending companies that allegedly threatened customers who didn't make payments with arrest and called customers at work and swore at them has agreed to pay US$1 million to settle charges from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the state of Nevada.

    Written by Grant Gross22 Sept. 09 05:52
  • DOJ: Court should reject Google book search settlement

    The U.S. Department of Justice has come out against the proposed agreement to settle copyright lawsuits that authors and major publishers filed against Google over the search company's book search program.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez21 Sept. 09 05:47
  • Microsoft sues scareware scammers

    Microsoft filed lawsuits against five companies Thursday, accusing them of using malicious advertisements to trick victims into installing software on their computers.

    Written by Robert McMillan18 Sept. 09 05:33
  • Skype founders sue Skype

    With a similar legal battle playing out in the U.K., a company owned by Skype's founders has filed suit against Skype in the U.S.

    Written by Nancy Gohring17 Sept. 09 06:21
  • Failing to buy Emulex, Broadcom sues

    Broadcom filed a patent infringement suit against networking company Emulex on Monday, just months after abandoning a nearly year-long effort to buy the company.

    Written by Dan Nystedt16 Sept. 09 07:47
  • ISP appeals verdict that temporarily closed Pirate Bay

    Swedish ISP Black Internet has decided to appeal in the Stockholm district court the verdict that led to it closing file-sharing site The Pirate Bay's data connection.

    Written by Linus Larsson15 Sept. 09 06:19
  • Official: Book settlement makes 'mockery' of copyright law

    Google's proposed book settlement with book authors and publishers, allowing the company to digitize and sell millions of books, makes a "mockery" of copyright protections in the U.S. Constitution, the head of the U.S. Copyright Office said Thursday.

    Written by Grant Gross11 Sept. 09 04:56
  • Nonprofit sues Lawson over alleged ERP failure

    A California nonprofit is suing Lawson Software for more than US$1 million over an allegedly failed ERP (enterprise resource planning) implementation, according to documents filed last month in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus24 Aug. 09 05:18
  • ACCC takes Allphones to court

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has started class action proceedings against Allphones Retail Pty Ltd and three individuals seeking damages on behalf of 74 Allphones franchisees.

    Written by Rodney Gedda19 Aug. 09 08:44
  • Software developer pleads guilty to spam charge

    A Virginia software developer has pleaded guilty to charges related to creating and marketing software designed to send bulk commercial e-mail messages, in violation of the U.S. CAN-SPAM Act, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

    Written by Grant Gross08 July 09 05:41