infringement

  • Download An MP3, Get Expelled

    Download An MP3, Get Expelled

    Universities like Columbia and UCLA have recently come under fire from the RIAA and House committees, and are being pressured into upping the consequences for illegally downloading music. Nineteen universities across America were forced to take a six-page survey, which contained questions such as, “Does your institution expel violating students?”. In the past 4 months the RIAA has… Read More

  • Symantec Suing Eight Companies Over Piracy

    Symantec Suing Eight Companies Over Piracy

    Sheesh. I wonder if Symantec is going after the guy TorrentFreak interviewed. I doubt it, as Symantec is attacking eight companies it says illegally copied its software to avoid licensing fees. The software maker is looking for $55 million in damages and jury trials, meaning this just isn’t a case of Joe Blow burning a copy of Norton AntiVirus for his co-worker. According to the lawsuit… Read More

  • Microsoft Wants Money From Open Source

    Microsoft Wants Money From Open Source

    Monday rolls around and the first thing I have to deal with is more of Microsoft’s crap. The software giant wants open-source software users to fork over money in the form of royalties. Why? Because Microsoft owns 235 patents that are apparently being infringed upon. From the Linux kernel to KDE and GNOME interfaces, it seems almost everyone has infringed on some kind of patent. Open Office… Read More

  • Vonage Lawyer Equates Ruling to 'Cutting Off Oxygen'

    Vonage Lawyer Equates Ruling to 'Cutting Off Oxygen'

    A federal judge ruled today that Vonage cannot service new customers while it appeals that it infringed Verizon patents. The judge also ordered that the company post a $66 million bond. Roger Warin, Vonage’s lawyer, told the court that prohibiting Vonage from seeking new customers is equivalent to “cutting off oxygen or a bullet to the head” for Vonage. Back in early March, a… Read More

  • Apple, Samsung, Sandisk Sued Over MP3 Patent Infringement

    Apple, Samsung, Sandisk Sued Over MP3 Patent Infringement

    With last week’s record-breaking pay out from Microsoft over a patent, it was only a matter of time before a bunch of nasty trolls came out of the woodwork to prey on innocent, unsuspecting companies. Now Apple, Samsung, and Sandisk have found themselves at the center of a lawsuit from some jerk off in Texas. Texas MP3 Technologies owns U.S. patent 7,065,417, which is described as “an… Read More