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Porn-trolling Prenda lawyers slammed by federal judge

In a satisfying case of justice well served, US District Judge Otis Wright made it definitively clear what the Internet has for months decried in comment boxes everywhere: porn-trolling, litigation-happy copyright law firm Prenda Law are a bunch of crooks.…

Apple loses iPhone naming rights in Brazil (update)

The Brazilian Institute of Industrial Property has ruled that Apple does not hold exclusive rights to the "iPhone" trademark in the country. According to the BBC, the decision only applies to handset devices, and won’t prevent Apple from marketing its popular smartphone under the iPhone brand unless IGB Electronica exercises its option of suing for exclusive control over the trademark.

Watch this: TPB AFK, The Pirate Bay documentary is out

The Pirate Bay documentary TPB AFK premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival today after four years in the making. The film, directed by Swedish filmmaker Simon Klose and partially funded by Kickstarter, chronicles the site’s three founders during their…

Google ends copyright dispute with Belgian newspapers

Google has settled a long-running dispute with Belgian newspapers over copyright complaints. The case dates back to 2006 when a group of publishers sued Google claiming the use of headlines and snippets of Belgian newspaper articles in Google New amounted…