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Appeals court denies net neutrality stay

Appeals court denies net neutrality stay

In early May we talked about a coalition of companies that had teamed up to try and get a federal appeals court to suspend net neutrality rules and prevent them from going into effect, that appeal has failed. The coalition of firms was led by AT&T and counted several other companies as members. Originally, the FCC had ruled that the roll out of net neutrality rules would start this past February and would reclassify internet as a utility.

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HP shareholder lawsuit names audit firms that worked on the Autonomy deal

HP shareholder lawsuit names audit firms that worked on the Autonomy deal

HP is currently fighting a massive shareholder backlash over the huge $8.8 billion write-down it was forced to take on its acquisition of Autonomy. HP has alleged that there were "serious accounting improprieties" that led it to overpay massively for the company. HP's shareholders have filed suit in the matter and named the major auditing firms that worked on the deal for HP as defendants.

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Patent suits targeting Google, Intel and others for encrypting web traffic filed

Patent suits targeting Google, Intel and others for encrypting web traffic filed

The technology world is no stranger to patent suits from companies dubbed "patent trolls" who simply buy up patents and offer no products using the intellectual property they claim to own. Another massive suit is brewing from a company sure to be labeled a patent troll by the name of TQP Development. The company is based in Marshall, Texas and the suits reference US patent number 5,412,730.

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BitTorrent porn sharer hit with whacky $1.5 million fine

BitTorrent porn sharer hit with whacky $1.5 million fine

A federal court in Illinois has handed down the largest fine ever levied against a file sharer in a BitTorrent piracy case. The judgment was placed against defendant Kywan Fisher and orders the man to pay $1.5 million to an adult film company called Flava Works. The man was found guilty of sharing 10 of the company's films via BitTorrent.

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