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Silicon Valley unites to defend Samsung against Apple patent case

Several Silicon Valley technology companies have stepped up to help Samsung win its ongoing patent dispute with Apple. The group has filed a "friend of the court" letter to help argue Samsung's case. Apple claims that it infringed on multiple patents.

Ripping CDs and DVDs is now illegal once more in the UK

The UK High Court has once again banned the copying of CDs and DVDs for personal use just nine months after it was made legal. After a successful challenge from the music industry, the law will now be reverted to its former status.

TV streaming should be treated like cable operators: U.S. judge

In a landmark ruling for the world of TV broadcasting and streaming, a U.S. judge has ruled that one streaming company could be entitled to a license that would let it transmit the copyrighted content of other broadcasters over the Internet.

Malaysia's prime minister to sue Wall Street Journal

Malaysia's Prime Minister is looking to take the Wall Street Journal to court after the newspaper released an article claiming that nearly $700 million dollars has flowed from Malaysian government programs into the Prime Minister's personal accounts.

Samsung, Oppo sued in China over intrusive smartphone bloatware

Smartphone manufacturers Samsung and Oppo have found themselves faced with a lawsuit from their customers in China. The consumer commission is fed up with the massive amounts of bloatware apps installed out of the box, some of which may be intrusive.

Arum lawsuit signals death knell to Mayweather-Pacquiao rivalry

The lawsuits filed by boxing promoters Bob Arum of Top Rank Promotions (TR) and Oscar de la Hoya of Golden Boy Promotioins (GBP) could effectively end the Mayweather-Pacquiao rivalry and signal the death knell for boxing.

Google admits that it 'doesn't always get it right' in Europe

Google has admitted it has messed up in Europe, leading to the strong anti-trust allegations it is faced with now. The company's European chief made the comments in an interview yesterday, saying "As far as Europe is concerned: We get it."

Rockstar Games' parent company sues BBC over upcoming GTA drama

The BBC has been hit with a lawsuit by Take-Two Interactive, the parent company of Grand Theft Auto creators Rockstar Games, over allegations of potential trademark misuse in the broadcasting company's upcoming drama about the GTA franchise.

The Pirate Bay's new logo warns the authorities to stay clear

Notorious torrent site The Pirate Bay has a new logo which seems to directly poke fun at the Swedish authorities who cancelled its main domain name yesterday. It has now relaunched on a series of new domains after its iconic ".se" was forced offline.

Students sue college after being forced to undergo vaginal exams

Talk about hands-on education. Two college students allege that they were forced to undergo transvaginal probes as a part of their medical education. Apparently, this was done in order to show students how the medical procedure worked.

Duke University settles research lawsuit

Participants in some problematic cancer trials have now settled their lawsuit against Duke University. This related to a series of cancer trials that took place in 2011.

Op-Ed: It's not just Blurred Lines — Plagiarism in music is everywhere

Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams' Blurred Lines lost a $7.4m plagiarism lawsuit last week to Marvin Gaye's Got to Give it Up. This case isn't alone though as defining copyrighted music can be tricky with many tracks based on essentially the same idea.

Three-star French chef accused of 'harassment' by staff

Paris - Staff at a top Paris restaurant, the prestigious "Ledoyen" on the Champs Elysees, have filed a complaint for "harassment" and violent behaviour against its star chef Yannick Alleno, a trade union said Wednesday.

Wikipedia filing lawsuit to NSA challenging mass surveillance

Wikipedia is to take legal action against the National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice that will challenge the government's program of mass surveillance of Internet traffic and suggest that this undermines democracy.

The perils of publication, scientist in dispute with journal

Sao Pedro D'aldeia - The American Diabetes Association faces a lawsuit after journal editors express concern over several papers. This is a rare activity within the science world.

Atheists will sue school unless angels are removed from memorial

Ravenswood - A West Virginia middle school is standing firm on not removing some angels etched into a memorial to a beloved teacher, despite the threats of an Atheist group to hit the school with a lawsuit on constitutional grounds.

French chef Robuchon hits back at claims of degrading treatment

Bordeaux - French superstar chef Joel Robuchon on Monday lodged a counter lawsuit for defamation against an ex-employee who is alleging he was subjected to degrading treatment at one of his newest restaurants.

AT&T claims Title II status to avoid FTC data throttling suit

AT&T is attempting to use its status as a common carrier mobile voice provider to overcome a ruling by the FTC that would prevent it from throttling the mobile data speeds of its "unlimited" customers.

Portland's lawsuit against Uber

Uber has been facing significant controversy in many cities and towns, due to local regulations surrounding the company's lack of permits.

Jian Ghomeshi withdraws CBC lawsuit, must pay costs

Embattled former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi is back in the news today as he did what many said last month he would do - he withdrew his $55 million lawsuit against the broadcaster. He launched the suit the day following his firing on Oct. 26.

Husband accuses wife of trying to kill him in his sleep

Yonkers - A New York psychologist is accused of attempting to kill her husband using an antique derringer handgun in an alleged plot to escape to Texas with another man.

Law professional Michael Sterner weighs in on thepiratebay.se lawsuits Commissioned

Last month in Argentina, Cámara Argentina de Productores de Fonogramas (CAPIF), the county’s music authority, issued a court order demanding 11 ISPs ban access to The Pirate Bay.

First lawsuit filed in Malaysia over flight MH370

Kuala Lumpur - A Malaysian family on Friday sued the government and beleaguered national carrier for negligence in the mysterious disappearance of flight MH370, in what is believed to be the first lawsuit filed over the disaster.

Noriega's lawsuit over 'Call of Duty: Black Ops II' dismissed

A judge in California ruled to dismiss Manuel Noriega lawsuit against Activsion for using his name and likeness without his consent in 'Call of Duty: Black Ops II.'

U.S. government suing AT&T over claims of 'unlimited' data

San Francisco - The United States government is suing one of the country's largest wireless service providers, accusing it of misleading customers with claims of "unlimited" data for their smart phones.

Activision enlists Rudy Giuliani against Manuel Noriega lawsuit

Activsion has enlisted former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani to lead its legal defense against Manuel Noriega's lawsuit over his appearance in 'Call of Duty: Black Ops II.'

Insurance company pays elderly man's $21,000 settlement with coins

Los Angeles - A California insurance company, apparently none too happy about losing a court battle, paid an elderly man's settlement with loose change.

CNN reporter apologizes for allegedly biting two EMTs while drunk

Baghdad - Arwa Damon bit two emergency workers while in a drunken state. Shortly after that the media coverage exploded and Damon is now facing a massive lawsuit.

Student starts global class action against Facebook

Austrian law student Max Schrems launched a class action suit in Austria against Facebook for general non-compliance with European Union privacy law.

Putin faces lawsuit in Malaysian jet downing

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin is facing a lawsuit in the shooting down and murder of 298 Malaysian airlines employees and passengers. The White House says Putin is "culpable."
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