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Gabon to suspend new Megaupload site

Gabon's government said Tuesday it was suspending the website www.me.ga, which Internet tycoon Kim Dotcom had planned to use to launch a new version of his defunct Megaupload file-sharing site.

dateNov 06, 2012 in Internet
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In Vietnam, US relies on pirate site to network

(AP)—It's a wildly popular website laden with unlicensed songs and Hollywood movies, a prime exhibit of the digital piracy that is strangling the music industry in Asia and eroding legitimate online sales around the world.

dateOct 29, 2012 in Internet
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Coke, Samsung pull Vietnam site ads

(AP)—Coca-Cola and Samsung have pulled their advertising from a popular Vietnamese website notorious for providing unlicensed downloads of Western and local songs, in a rare victory against online piracy in a country where ...

dateOct 03, 2012 in Internet
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LG accuses Samsung of infringing patents

South Korea's LG Display, one of the world's top flat-screen TV makers, said Thursday it had filed a patent infringement suit against Samsung Electronics over the use of advanced displays.

dateSep 27, 2012 in Business
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Samsung plans to add iPhone 5 to patent war

South Korea's Samsung Electronics said Friday it was considering adding Apple's new iPhone 5 to a patent infringement case as part of a long-running global legal battle between the rival smartphone giants.

dateSep 21, 2012 in Business
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Online piracy pact ACTA hit by new EU setback

A controversial global pact to battle counterfeiting and online piracy faced a new setback on Thursday as the European Parliament's pointman on the legislation urged fellow lawmakers to reject it.

dateApr 12, 2012 in Internet
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China tells Apple to 'care for workers'

The man tipped to be China's next leader has told Apple that foreign firms should protect workers, state media said Thursday, as the US giant fends off criticism over factory conditions in China.

dateMar 29, 2012 in Business
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