Google paid Apple $1B to be default iOS search bar provider in 2014

Article Image Court documents from Oracle’s copyright lawsuit against Google show the Internet search giant paid some $1 billion to Apple in 2014 in return for making its search bar the default option on iOS.

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Pandora, others must raise streaming royalties after Copyright Royalty Board ruling

Article Image The federal Copyright Royalty Board on Wednesday ruled to raise Internet radio royalty rates, meaning companies that offer ad-supported services, such as Pandora and iHeartMedia, will have to pay out increased per-stream fees starting next year.

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Library of Congress Brings Digital Rights Rules Into Modern Era


The Library of Congress, which oversees the U.S. Copyright Office, has published new rules to replace a set of controversial — and for many, outdated — measures. Consumers now may hack their own tablet computers, automobile software and Blu-ray devices without fear of being sued. The ruling upgrades certain provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which is designed to protect against the theft of intellectual property. The new provisions allow users to make common sense changes to their devices to switch carriers, for example.

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China's fake Apple Stores alive and well, look to profit on iPhone 6s launch

Article Image Thanks to lax copyright enforcement policies, growing demand for all things Apple and a lack of official retail channels, China’s fake Apple Stores are experiencing a resurgence on the back of iPhone 6s preorders.

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New Australian bill could outlaw VPNs in bid to stamp out Hulu, Netflix ‘piracy’

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The Australian copyright industry is backing a bill that could be used to shut down VPNs and other services, all in the name of protecting copyright.

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