Co-founder of Megaupload arrested for copyright infringement and money laundering

Kim Dotcom, computer programmer and co-founder of Megaupload, was arrested for charges of copyright infringement and money laundering. Dotcom – born Kim Schmitz in Germany but a legal resident of both Finland and New Zealand – became notorious for his abilities as a computer hacker and has been ...
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Google Makes Peace with France and Now Looks to the U.S. for More E-Book Deals

It appears that France and Google have a relationship that’s “on the rocks.”  Yet somehow, France has become the first and only country thus far to agree to a book deal with the online monster. Google’s book project, which seeks to digitize books that are out of print, has al...
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Final Judgment Rendered in Multi-million Dollar Copyright Infringement Dispute Over Bratz Dolls.

A final judgment was recently issued in a long-running copyright infringement lawsuit between toy-makers MGA Entertainment, Inc. and Mattel Inc. involving MGA’s “Bratz” line of dolls.  A federal judge in California denied a request by Mattel Inc. to set aside a multi-million dollar judgment t...
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Copyright: $100 million lawsuit against Oprah dismissed

A federal judge in Pennsylvania has ruled that Orpah Winfrey did not violate copyright laws when she mentioned a historical fact on her show.  The Court held that the plaintiff, Charles Harris, had no copyrighted information to infringe in his booklet titled “How America Elects Her Preside...
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Judge rejects Google’s $125,000,000 digital library settlement

A  Federal judge on Tuesday rejected a $125 million settlement between Google and authors that would have let Google publish millions of books online to create the world’s largest digital library, stating that the deal gave Google a significant competitive advantage and “would simply g...
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