News tagged with copyright infringement

Swedish Pirate Bay appeals trial wraps up

Defence lawyers wrapped up an appeals trial Friday of three founders and a financier of Swedish filesharing site The Pirate Bay, demanding that their clients' earlier guilty verdicts be overturned.

dateOct 15, 2010 in Internet
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Draft trade pact more palatable to tech companies

(AP) -- For three years, technology and telecommunications companies have watched nervously from the sidelines as the United States and nearly a dozen trading partners have negotiated a trade agreement that critics feared ...

dateOct 07, 2010 in Business
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Free speech group fights lawsuits vs. news sharers

(AP) -- A San Francisco group that defends online free speech is taking on a Las Vegas company it says is shaking down news-sharing Internet users through more than 140 copyright infringement lawsuits filed this year.

dateSep 30, 2010 in Internet
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Pirate Bay filesharing appeal opens in Sweden

Four founders and financiers of filesharing site The Pirate Bay, who last year were sentenced to a year in prison, opened their appeal bid to get the verdict overturned in Stockholm on Tuesday.

dateSep 28, 2010 in Internet
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SAP won't fight Oracle claims in espionage case

(AP) -- In a surprise twist in a corporate espionage case involving two of the world's biggest business software makers, SAP AG on Thursday said it won't fight claims that a subsidiary stole valuable data from rival Oracle ...

dateAug 06, 2010 in Business
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Boston judge cuts penalty in song-sharing case

(AP) -- A federal judge on Friday drastically trimmed a $675,000 verdict against a Boston University graduate student who was found liable for illegally downloading and sharing 30 songs online, saying the jury damage award ...

dateJul 10, 2010 in Other
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Feds disable movie piracy websites in raids

(AP) -- U.S. officials on Wednesday announced a major crackdown on movie piracy that involved disabling nine websites that were offering downloads of pirated movies in some cases hours after they appeared ...

dateJun 30, 2010 in Internet
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Copyright dramas no happy birthday to YouTube

(PhysOrg.com) -- The internet's most successful video-sharing website, YouTube, which celebrates its fifth birthday this month, faces a far less vibrant future if copyright squabbles put an end to creative re-uses of media ...

dateMay 25, 2010 in Internet
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