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The US Copyright Office issues a report stating that “[t]he Office will not register works produced by nature, animals, or plants,” an example of which is a “photograph taken by a monkey.”
The UPS Store announces that 51 of its franchised stores were penetrated by a [...]Continue Reading →
The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) files a lawsuit against Kim Dotcom. Copyright troll Prenda Law argues in front of the Seventh Circuit but fails to explain the relationship between the three iterations of law firms that its sanctioned attorneys have gone through.
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Warner Bros. wins $2.57 million in a lawsuit over the infringement of copyright, trademark, and publicity rights over merchandise associated with The Wizard of Oz. Animator Kelly Wilson sues The Walt Disney Co. for copyright infringement over alleging that the film’s trailer for “Frozen” was substantially similar to [...]Continue Reading →
US District Court Judge Denise Cote grants class certification to plaintiffs suing Apple over its alleged e-book price-fixing.
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Viacom settles its seven-year-old lawsuit against Google over video clips uploaded on YouTube. A jury finds MP3Tunes founder Michael Robertson liable for infringing the copyrights of several record labels and music publishers. Teller prevails in a copyright lawsuit against another magician over his Shadows magic performance. James [...]Continue Reading →
Cybercrime & Cybersecurity
U.K. privacy groups file a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office arguing that PA Consulting’s uploading of medical data to Google’s cloud services was a violation of U.K.’s data protection act. Japan’s Mizuho Bank gets listed as a defendant in the class-action suit filed last February against [...]Continue Reading →
Cybercrime & Cybersecurity
Anonymous hackers release alleged evidence of fraud by MtGox collected from MtGox CEO Mark Karpeles. The technology industry braces for a European Union vote considering changes that may affect how US companies handles European data. A jury convicts a former Navy Cryptologic Technician of attempted espionage. [...]Continue Reading →
Apple files its opening brief in an appeal to the Second Circuit from a ruling last July that Apple conspired with publishers to raise e-book prices.
The Ninth Circuit orders the removal of the anti-Islamic film titled “Innocence of Muslims” from YouTube, on copyright grounds.
An Illinois man files [...]Continue Reading →
The U.S. District Court in Utah grants broadcasters’ request for a preliminary injunction against Aereo, ending Aereo’s stretch of court victories over the broadcasting industry.
Apple patches an extremely critical security vulnerability in its iOS mobile operating system that allows a third-party to fully intercept and modify encrypted [...]Continue Reading →
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