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Man says he invented the iPhone 20 years ago, sues Apple for $10b

A man has filed a lawsuit against Apple alleging the company's iPhone, iPad and iPod products infringe on his designs for an "Electronic Reading Device" created over 20 years ago. He is seeking over $10 billion in damages from the company.

Facebook faces allegations of video copyright infringement

Facebook's video platform is booming, but some video makers claim that users are taking content without permission from YouTube and posting it on Facebook without credit.

Cisco is suing a hated rival founded by Cisco defectors

Cisco has slapped its upstart rival, Arista Networks with a patent and copyright infringement lawsuit. But this isn’t just another patent complaint where one company tries to shake down another.

Review: Allvoices web site tries to make itself forgettable Special

San Francisco - Even the founder of the citizen journalist site “Allvoices” appears to want to forget what had seemed, at least for awhile, as a noble attempt to empower the analog world.

YouTube star Michelle Phan being sued for copyright infringement

Michelle Phan, a YouTube star with more than 6 million subscribers, is being sued by a dance music label for copyright infringement.

U.S. Supreme Court hammers Aereo with 6-3 ruling

New York - The United States Supreme Court came down hard today on tech-media newcomer Aereo, ruling against the company in a 6-3 decision. The judgement effectively destroys the Manhattan-based business, forcing them rebuild their profit model from the ground up.

Strong enough to limit online piracy and illegal content?

Guidelines that would limit profits made from pirated and illegal online content are receiving wide support and criticism after their announcement this week.

Review: The Pirate Bay is in choppy waters AFK Special

‘TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard’ is a behind-the-scenes look at the controversial court case that explores the issues a new generation of media consumers and questions how governments should deal with copyright in the Internet age.

The Pirate Bay to sue CIAPC anti-piracy group in Finland

In what will be considered rather ironical to some, The Pirate Bay in Sweden is suing an anti-piracy group in Finland for copyright-infringement, after they copied the TPB website.

The anti-piracy pirate faces justice

Amsterdam - Royalty collection organization Burma/Stemra has been fined for not paying royalties for music used in an anti-piracy ad. An Amsterdam court has ordered Buma/Stemra to pay a fine of $24,474 U.S. and also to pay $201,878 U.S. owed.

The International Trade Committee of EU Parliament rejects ACTA

Brussels - The INTA committee rejected the controversial legislation by 19 votes to 12 with no abstentions, and is the fourth and final committee to deliver its report on ACTA.

Op-Ed: SOPA 'not proceeding' but sites still going dark

Sydney - SOPA is on hold, but Wikipedia’s “strike” threat for tomorrow and similar action by Reddit and Boing Boing are still going ahead. The White House has expressed less than fizzy enthusiasm for anti piracy proposals and is asking for help from users.

Op-Ed: Why Canadians should participate in the SOPA/PIPA protest

Ottawa - Some of the Internet's leading websites, including Wikipedia, Reddit, Mozilla, WordPress, and BoingBoing, will go dark tomorrow to protest against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA). Here's why Canadians should care.

Op-Ed: Wikipedia to go on strike in protest of SOPA

Sydney - The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) which has already got flak from Google, Twitter, Wikipedia, Yahoo! and others is getting a lot hotter. Wikipedia is going to be offline on Wednesday in protest.

Grandma accused of illegally downloading porn

San Francisco - A Chicago law firm has filed a lawsuit against a retired 70-year-old grandmother and thousands of others just like her alleging they have illegally downloaded porn using BitTorrent.

John Legend sued for allegedly stealing song

Singer-songwriter John Legend is being sued by another musician who claims the smooth crooner stole the song "Maxine's Interlude" from him. Anthony Stokes is now seeking compensation among other things from Legend.

Man sued for posting official Sarah Palin picture on his website

New York - When a New York City restaurant owner decided to advertise the airing of a 2008 Presidential debate he carefully chose a picture of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and one of Joe Biden and posted them on his business website, two-years later he was sued.

Oprah Winfrey sued for Plagiarism

Philadelphia - Oprah Winfrey, a plagiarist? That's what a Pennsylvania writer claims in a new lawsuit. Philadelphia-based writer Charles Harris is suing Oprah Winfrey for plagiarism and copyright infringement.

Pub owner fined £8000 for user's illegal Wi-Fi download

A British pub landlord has been fined £8000 because somebody downloaded pirated content using free open Wi-Fi hotspot on the premises.

MySpace sued for copyright infringement

Universal Music Group is suing the popular music & community board for allegedly allowing its user to upload copyright protected material.

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