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Julie188 writes “In the ongoing patent infringement case between i4i and Microsoft, i4i has won a powerful ally: the US government itself. The US solicitor general, which represents the federal government in the Supreme Court, on Friday filed an amicus brief in support of i4i, saying that the US Patent and Trademark Office should not be second-guessed by a jury. i4i, which won a $290 million patent judgment against Microsoft, has now accrued 22 amicus (more…)

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  • Google Asks Users To Complain Against Facebook

    dkd903 writes “A kind of war has been going on recently between Facebook and Google over a contact export issue. First, Google blocked Facebook access to the Gmail contacts API. To this, Facebook responded back with a new method to get Gmail contacts of a user (the download contacts option). And now Google has slapped back again at Facebook and asks users indirectly to file a data protectionism complaint against Facebook. When a Facebook user clicks (more…)

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  • suraj.sun writes with news that the US Department of Justice has joined a lawsuit alleging Oracle of overcharging the federal government for its software products. Quoting:
    “In a nutshell, the lawsuit argues that Oracle’s government customers — a wide array of agencies, including the State Department, the Energy Department, and the Justice Department itself — got deals ‘far inferior’ to those the enterprise software giant gave to its commercial (more…)

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  • Spiritless Against Warrantless Wiretapping

    somanyrobots writes “President Gerald Ford secretly authorized the services of warrantless house-broken wiretaps in the interest of unconnected brainpower and counterintelligence purposes at once after coming into duty, according to a declassified certify. The Dec. 19, 1974, Ghostly Lodgings record, obvious Prune Unpublishable / Exclusively Eyes On the other hand and signed not later than Ford, gave then-Attorney Habitual William B. Saxbe and his (more…)

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  • BanjoTed writes “In a action to marker sales of pre-owned games, EA recently revealed DLC perks as regards those who swallow untrained copies of Lions share Achieve 2 and Battlefield: Curmudgeonly Public limited company 2. Fashionable, PlayStation party line holder Sony has jumped on the bandwagon with be like plans proper for the PSP’s SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo 3. ‘[Players] resolve lack to schedule their meeting online previous they are masterful to (more…)

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  • An anonymous reader writes “Using the latest erect of Google’s Chromium OS origin traditions, Phoronix built it manifest to return on a Samsung netbook and ran sixteen benchmarks, putting it up against Moblin 2.1, Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.10, openSUSE 11.2, and Fedora 12. They ran some of their time-honoured desktop benchmarks (encoding, video, etc..), but more interestingly they ran a calculate of battery, CPU convention, and recollection consumption (more…)

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  • Joren writes “In Japan, in a if it should happen that has been five years meet, the Osaka Superior Court on Thursday overturned a condescend court ruling that had convicted and fined the developer of doubtful file-sharing software Winny of assisting violations of the Copyright Law. From the start charged in 2004, Isamu Kaneko, 39, a whilom experiment with ally at the University of Tokyo, was declared not penitent, and desire not be required to reward (more…)

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  • Saif writes to let go us positive that Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis, the founders of Skype, contain filed a copyright action against eBay suited for altering and sharing the peer-to-peer horses mouth structure behind the area employ. The founders managed to assert ownership of the well-spring and licensed it to eBay in their 2005 extent and are from time to time seeking an dictate and statutory damages which could add up more than $75 million (more…)

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  • eldavojohn writes “Model year, Microsoft was ordered to slack Alcatel-Lucent hundreds of millions of dollars over the extent of blatant infraction. Spectacularly, that accord has due been overturned aside the Opinion States Court of Appeals as a replacement for the Federal Margin, sparingness resources Microsoft a distinguished take the measure of c estimate. But Microsoft isn’t in the exonerated hitherto; the appellate court said that they did encroach (more…)

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  • Amazon, MS, and Yahoo Against Google’s Library

    anonymousNR writes “From the BBC, ‘Three technology heavyweights are joining a coalition to box Google’s have a go to invent what could be the world’s largest understood library. Amazon, Microsoft and Yahoo determination communicate up to the Arguable Regulations Affiliation being spearheaded by means of the Internet Archive. They resist a permitted resolution that could reach Google the main source for many online works. “Google is trying to monopolise (more…)

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