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French "three-strikes" anti-piracy law may be repealed

Hadopi, France's "three-strikes" anti-piracy law, could be in for sweeping changes or even discarded as officials once again ponder the controversial measure. According to the New York Times, France's administration is exploring the closure of the agency tasked with enforcing the…

McAfee patents anti-piracy filter

A recent patent published by McAfee describes what amounts to an anti-piracy system. Titled "Detect and prevent illegal consumption of content on the internet", McAfee's approach would employ a centralized blocklist-style system to issue warnings for -- or entirely block…

MegaUpload now set to relaunch as mega.co.nz

After Kim Dotcom was denied the possibility of resurrecting MegaUpload as Me.ga, the controversial figure blasted the U.S. and Vivendi for their opposing views and global reach. Dotcom added that Mega was well-prepared for this contingency however, with a number of…

MegaUpload's me.ga domain suspended prior to launch

Well -- that didn't take long. It appears MegaUpload's resurrection as me.ga has already been thwarted by the Gabonese government. The republic's Minster of Communications Blaise Lourmbe insisted that Gabon will not "serve as a platform or screen for committing…

Me.ga is new home for MegaUpload, launches 01/19/13

Kim Dotcom and friends are making good on their promise to revive MegaUpload. The popular file sharing destination was abruptly shut down by U.S. officials earlier this year and Kim Dotcom's New Zealand mansion raided by American and New Zealand…

Apple seeks US Samsung sales ban plus $707m in damages

Apple filed a motion in the San Jose District Court late Friday requesting an additional $707 million in damages and a wider US sales ban covering all of Samsung's infringing devices. The South Korean electronics giant has also filed its own motion requesting a retrial...

LG Display workers charged with stealing Samsung OLED secrets

According to a report by The Associated Press, LG's display arm has admitted to six of its employees being involved in the possible misappropriation of OLED technology secrets from Samsung. Samsung has accused the display maker of having "systematically stole its…

Apple pays $60 million for iPad brand name rights in China

Apple has paid $60 million to settle a dispute in China over ownership of the iPad brand name in the country. According to an announcement by Chinese-based, Hong-Kong registered computer display maker Proview, the two parties reached a settlement during mediation.