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NZ Prime Minister apologizes to MegaUpload's Kim DotCom

Today New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key issued an apology to Kim DotCom for failing to protect him against illegal surveillance performed by NZ authorities. DotCom is the brains behind the long defunct MegaUpload, a file sharing service shut down…

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...

Microsoft wins injunction against Motorola in Germany

Microsoft has won an injunction against certain Motorola Android devices after a regional court in Munich ruled that the phone maker is infringing on a software keyboard patent. Microsoft won two separate cases: one against Motorola Mobility Inc. and another against its German...

Microsoft simplifies Windows 8 EULA, rewrites terms

Microsoft's Windows EULA (end-user license agreement) has traditionally consisted of posterior-covering blobs of legalese. According to ZDNet though, with Windows 8, Microsoft has completely rewritten the agreement in "plain English". Also, for the first time, the EULA allows for legally…

Hulu sued over 24-year old video privacy law

Due to a 1988 video rental privacy law, media streaming outfit Hulu has found itself in a jeopardous position. An anonymous group of individuals are suing Hulu for purported violations of privacy, a charge brought about by sharing users' video watching history…

Former MPAA CTO speaks out against laws like SOPA

Former Motion Picture Association’s Chief Technology Officer Paul Brigner has offered a level-headed rundown regarding the perils of using DNS as a means of Internet enforcement. Once controversial legislation, SOPA relied upon DNS-blocking techniques to essentially take down undesirable websites -- a…

RIM wins appeal against $147m fine in Mformation patent case

Research in Motion’s downward spiral saw a slight reprieve in its four-year long intellectual property case with Mformation Technologies Inc., after the Judge presiding over the case in the US District Court for Northern California overruled the jury’s prior decision.…

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…