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IBM vs. SCO: Now it's IBM's turn

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For months, years, it's all been about what SCO could discover about IBM, Linux, and Unix. The shoe's on the other foot now, as the US District Court in Utah has revealed that IBM has launched discovery motions against Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, Hewlett-Packard, and BayStar Capital.

Judge Sets Hearing Date In Google, DOJ Case

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A federal judge has scheduled for next month a hearing on Google Inc.'s refusal to hand over information on search results to the Department of Justice, which is looking for evidence to bolster its attempt to revive an anti-porn law rejected by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Also: Google to combat spyware

Ten indicted over 'warez' piracy

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Ten people suspected of online movie or film piracy have been indicted on criminal charges as the US cracks down on "warez" groups, federal officials said Thursday.

Linux Users May Be Breaking U.S. Securities Laws According to Attorneys

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Many companies using Linux for embedded applications may be unwittingly violating the Linux license and even breaking federal securities laws, according to a white paper released today by Wasabi Systems, a leading embedded operating systems provider.

SCO seeks to shut down Novell Linux

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In the filing, SCO proposes amending its claims against Novell. The new claims, if the court permits them to be added, directly target Novell for distributing Linux.

Spammer Slapped with $11.2bn Fine

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In a body-blow to spammers, US-based Internet service provider - CIS Internet Services, has been awarded a whopping $11.2 billion in damages, in a judgement against a Florida spammer who allegedly sent millions of unsolicited e-mails to CIS' users.

Music Labels Sue More File-Sharers

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The Recording Industry Association of America has filed a new round of lawsuits against people who share unauthorized copies of music over P-to-P services, the trade group announced Thursday.

Microsoft sued over alleged Xbox 360 glitch

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A Chicago man who bought Microsoft Corp.'s new Xbox 360 has sued the world's largest software maker, saying the new video game console has a design flaw that causes it to overheat and freeze up.

Intel sues Intell over Intel

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CHIP GIANT Intel is taking legal action in a California court against a firm called Intell Detection Systems.

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