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Groupon pays out $8.5 million to settle suits

Groupon pays out $8.5 million to settle suits

Groupon has been the subject of 17 separate lawsuits that were combined in a federal court in San Diego accusing the company of offering coupons with illegal expiration dates. The suit alleged that Groupon and the retailers it works with were violating federal and state consumer protection laws. Groupon has now agreed to settle the combined lawsuits.

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MPAA may use retained Megaupload data for more suits

MPAA may use retained Megaupload data for more suits

The Motion Picture Association of America wants Megaupload's hosting service to retain a whopping 25 PB of customer data that is stored on its servers. It's allegedly costing the host, Carpathia based in Virginia, about $9000 each day to store the massive amount of user data. The MPAA's court filing shows that Hollywood may use that store data in suits of other organizations associated with Megaupload.

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Google files brief to defend Hotfile in federal court

Google files brief to defend Hotfile in federal court

The MPAA has started to push hard to close down websites that could allow users to upload copyrighted movies. The MPAA in some cases isn't simply trying to shut the websites down, it is going after owners and administrators of the websites as evidenced by the legal trouble Megaupload and its owners are going through. Google has now filed a brief in federal court in Florida to defend one of the most recent targets of the MPAA called Hotfile.

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RIM and Samsung sued for emoticon patent infringement :o(

RIM and Samsung sued for emoticon patent infringement :o(

Emoticons are the little smiley's and other combinations of characters that people use online in text messages to indicate emotion. They're sort of like online equivalent of a smirk to let people know you're kidding or being sarcastic when you say something that could be construed as mean. This week a company called Varia Holdings filed a lawsuit against Samsung and RIM over patent infringement.

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22 Chinese authors Sue Apple over copyright

22 Chinese authors Sue Apple over copyright

Back in early January, we talked a bit about Apple facing a lawsuit over copyright infringement filed by nine different Chinese writers in Beijing. The writers alleged that Apple was selling their works on iTunes without permission. BBC News reports that now the 22 Chinese authors are suing Apple for a combined £5 million over alleged copyright infringement.

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Samsung attacks Apple again in a Seoul court

Samsung attacks Apple again in a Seoul court

Samsung Electronics has filed a new lawsuit against Apple in a Seoul, Korea court. The new lawsuit is again over patents. The patents in this case allege Apple is violating three more Samsung patents. The suit also covers utility patents that relate to specific functions of smartphones and tablet PCs. This is an expansion to the accusations Samsung levied against Apple last year of violating five patents related to technical standards governing the way data is transmitted by mobile devices.

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Extradition papers filed in Megaupload legal saga

Extradition papers filed in Megaupload legal saga

Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom has been fighting extradition from New Zealand to the United States. The US government wants to extradite Dotcom and three other associates who helped run Megaupload while it was operational. The three associates include Mathias Ortmann, Bran van der Kolk and Finn Batato.

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Publicly peeing Frenchman sues Google

Publicly peeing Frenchman sues Google

Sometimes lawsuits are so stupid all you can do is sit back and laugh. I think the suit filed by a Frenchman against Google after the search giant's Street View vehicle caught the man urinating in his front yard certainly falls under the silly category. While the man's face was blurred, he alleges that fellow residents of his village of about 3000 people in the Maine-et-Loire region of France recognized him anyway.

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Broadcasters try to kill Aereo in court

Broadcasters try to kill Aereo in court

A few weeks back a new subscription TV service called Aereo was announced to help you cut your cable connection and free the shows you like to watch to go where you want to watch them. The company planned to use thousands of tiny antennas that were connected to the web to stream the OTA content. The company hopes to launch on March 14 streaming free over the air content to phones, tablets, and computers for $12 a month. The service also has cloud-based DVR that gave viewers the ability to pause shows.

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Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom gives first interview since arrest

Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom gives first interview since arrest

If you've been following the drama centering around Megaupload, the founder of the site, Kim Dotcom, has given his first interview since he was arrested over alleged copyright infringement. Dotcom is facing a litany of charges by the FBI in the US that include copyright infringement, money laundering, and racketeering. The man still maintains that he's no piracy king, and that he will win in court. I can't help but feel a win in court is unlikely.

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