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Harry Potter breaks e-book lockdown

(AP) -- The Harry Potter books are finally on sale in electronic form, and they have a special magical touch to them: In a break with industry practices, the books aren't locked down by encryption, which means consumers ...

dateMar 27, 2012 in Other
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Megaupload boss allowed $49,000 monthly expenses

A New Zealand court granted Megaupload boss Kim Dotcom NZ$60,000 ($49,000) a month in living expenses Thursday as he awaits a US bid to extradite him on online piracy charges, reports said.

dateMar 22, 2012 in Other
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Slovenia freezes ACTA ratification

Slovenia's centre-right government on Thursday froze the ratification of the controversial anti-online piracy pact ACTA until the European Union reaches a common position on the issue.

dateMar 15, 2012 in Internet
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iPad dispute signals new era in trademark troubles

(AP) -- iPotato, isock, icouch, istove, i-you-name-it. An Internet search for "i" words from A to Z will turn up just about any combination you might think up, from all over the world, only a handful of them ...

dateMar 06, 2012 in Business
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Megaupload boss to remain on bail in New Zealand

Megaupload boss Kim Dotcom won a legal battle to remain free on bail in New Zealand Wednesday but must reportedly wait to find out if funds will be released to pay for luxuries such as a butler and nannies.

dateFeb 29, 2012 in Other
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More US govt websites hacked by Anonymous

(AP) -- Cyber rebels from Anonymous announced Friday the group has carried out a new series of attacks against U.S. government websites to protest a global copyright treaty.

dateFeb 17, 2012 in Internet
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