Legal

Legal issues, mostly with relevance to Free software

Wi-Fi mooching and the law

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The recent arrest of a Florida man on charges of unauthorized use of a wireless network could set legal ground rules for open Wi-Fi access.

Teenager gets suspended sentence for Internet worm

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The German teen-ager who wrote the Sasser Internet worm was convicted of computer sabotage on Friday and given a suspended jail sentence of one year and nine months.

Sasser worm suspect goes on trial

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German teenager responsible for the Sasser computer worm pandemic goes on trial Tuesday. He faces charges of computer sabotage, data manipulation and disruption of public systems.

Man convicted for chipping Xbox

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A 22-year-old man has become the first person in the UK to be convicted for modifying a video games console.

9 PC makers, retailers to help AMD in lawsuit against Intel

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Nine out of the 32 PC manufacturers and retailers to which AMD has sent letters seeking support in its antitrust lawsuit against Intel say they are willing to assist AMD.

AMD wins anti-shred request

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AMD asked the court on Friday to serve subpoenas for the preservation of documents in the possession of specified third parties so they may be used as evidence in the litigation. The court granted the request shortly after.

Go files antitrust suit against Microsoft

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The founder of pen computing pioneer Go filed an antitrust suit against Microsoft, claiming that the software giant violated antitrust laws by trying to thwart Go's attempt to enter the PC operating system market.

Adult site sues Amazon over sexy images

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Adult magazine publisher Perfect 10 is suing Amazon.com, alleging that the e-tailer's search engine is violating copyright law by displaying thousands of images from its Web site without permission.

Copycat lawsuits target Intel

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On the heels of Advanced Micro Devices' antitrust litigation against Intel, the chip giant was hit Thursday with two copycat lawsuits.

BitTorrent may be next target for copyright cops

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U.S. content companies are riding high this week after their courtroom victory over illicit file-sharing networks, and the popular BitTorrent software may be next in their crosshairs.

Judge Won't Throw Out SCO Slander Lawsuit

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A federal judge refused to throw out The SCO Group's slander-of-title lawsuit against another Utah technology company, Novell Inc.

AMD Japan sues Intel Japan for $55 million

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Advanced Micro Devices Inc.'s Japan unit said Thursday that it has filed two lawsuits against Intel Corp.'s Japanese unit for $55 million in damages.

Google sued over 'click fraud' in Web ads

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A seller of online marketing tools said on Wednesday it sued Google Inc., charging that the Web search giant has failed to protect users of its advertising program from "click fraud," costing them at least $5 million.

Ruling won't slow file swapping, experts say

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The Supreme Court may have dealt file-swapping companies a blow on Monday, but its decision is unlikely to put a damper on the illegal sharing of music and other media online anytime soon, industry experts say.

AMD Hauls Intel Back to Court

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Its latest suit alleges that the giant engages in anticompetitive practices aimed at crippling the smaller chipmaker.

Analysis: What the ruling against Grokster really means

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As this morning's 55-page US Supreme Court decision in MGM v. Grokster has now had time to be fully disseminated and analyzed, consensus is taking shape that even peer-to-peer services not named in the lawsuit may find themselves in legal hot water very soon.

Lawsuit seeks disclosure in credit card heist

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A lawsuit was filed Monday intended to help consumers and merchants left in the dark after a digital break-in that put millions of credit card accounts at risk of fraud.

File-Sharing Services May Be Sued

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Internet file-sharing services will be held responsible if they intend for their customers to use software primarily to swap songs and movies illegally, the Supreme Court ruled Monday.

I'm innocent, says Indian in UK bank data scandal

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An Indian computer worker accused of selling the bank details of more than 1,000 people to a British newspaper says a friend had asked him to give a CD to a Briton to earn extra money, but he had no idea of its contents.

Dell's N.C. plant the target of a lawsuit

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The controversy over Dell's new manufacturing plant in Winston-Salem, N.C., is heating up.

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