District judge says evidence in 'StingRay' case can be suppressed

A United States District Judge in New York has ruled that the Drug Enforcement Agency’s use of a device that provided authorities with the location of a man’s cell phone— and thus his apartment— was an unreasonable search.

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EU ruling against Belgian corporate tax breaks may set precedent for decision on Apple

Article Image The European Commission on Monday ruled that Belgium broke state aid rules by offering tax breaks to a number of multinational corporations, 35 of which will have to repay $765 million.

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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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Pirate Bay Scores Rare Legal Victory

A District Court in Stockholm, Sweden, last week ruled against an international group of content providers who sought to force a local ISP to block The Pirate Bay, a file-sharing site, said lawyers for the plaintiffs. The content providers — including Universal Music, Sony Music, Warner Music, Nordisc Film and the Swedish Film Industry — had filed a lawsuit suit to compel ISP Bredbandsbolaget to block The Pirate Bay from operating in Sweden, part of an international effort to shut down the site in different jurisdictions.

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Key EU Court Ruling Gives Bitcoin Tax-Exempt Status

The European Union’s Court of Justice on Thursday ruled that bitcoin, the virtual payment system that has shown promise and potential as an emerging currency, should be considered exempt from Value Added Tax under existing law. Swedish national David Hedqvist sought a ruling from the Swedish Revenue Law Commission to determine whether bitcoin should be subject to VAT. However, the Skatteverket, which is the Swedish Tax Authority, appealed the decision to the Hogsta forvaltningsdomstolen, Sweden’s Supreme Administrative Court.

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Wisconsin court orders Apple to pay $234M for WARF patent infringement

Article Image A federal court in Wisconsin on Friday ruled Apple must pay $234 million in damages for infringing on a microprocessor technology patent owned by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, the University of Wisconsin’s patent licensing body

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EU Data Transfer Ruling Leaves Tech Companies in Quandary

Europe’s highest court on Tuesday ruled that a 15-year-old agreement regulating electronic data transfers with the United States was invalid, potentially striking a blow to thousands of U.S. technology companies that rely on a uniform legal standard do business overseas. The European Court of Justice ruled that the U.S. Safe Harbor agreement was inadequate to protect the privacy rights of ordinary citizens. The ruling came in response to a privacy activist’s complaint, filed with Irish regulatory authorities.

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Apple wins key patent appeal vs. Samsung, could bar features from future Galaxy devices

A federal appeals court has ruled that Apple has the right to block rival Samsung from using its patented inventions in its own handsets, a decision that could have major consequences for future products from the South Korean electronics maker.

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Taiwanese court rules former TSMC employee shared stolen secrets with Samsung

The Taiwan Supreme Court has ruled against a former TSMC employee who took a job with Samsung. Liang Mong-song is barred from working for the Korean company for the rest of the year.

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German court rules against Apple 'swipe-to-unlock' patent protection

Judges in a top German court ruled against Apple’s European “swipe-to-unlock” patent on Tuesday, stating that it didn’t meet high enough standards to secure patent protection.

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Washington State court rules that anonymous online reviewers are entitled to First Amendment protection

In a decision Monday, the Washington Court of Appeals ruled that anonymous reviewers on websites like lawyer review site Avvo.com are entitled to First Amendment protections. In the case, Florida-based divorce and family law attorney Deborah Thomson filed a defamation suit against a poster who published an anonymous negative review of her on the site. She asked the court to subpoena for information that could reveal the poster’s identity.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook celebrates Supreme Court decision on gay marriage with quote from Steve Jobs

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday ruled in favor of marriage equality in all 50 states, and Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook praised the landmark decision by recalling his company’s famous “Crazy Ones” quote, co-written by his late, close friend Steve Jobs.

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The real 'Terminator:' Robots compete in the 2015 DARPA Robotics Challenge

While “Terminator Genysis” brings back a fictional world ruled by robots to movie screens later this month, thanks to the U.S. military, the prospect of military robot military warfare became closer to reality thanks to the 2015 DARPA Robotics Challenge.

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Supreme Court Justices rule on Facebook threats

The Supreme Court ruled Monday in favor of a Pennsylvania man who posted several violent messages on Facebook and was convicted under a federal threat statute. The Court held that the standard used to convict him was too low.

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Appeals court finds Samsung violated Apple's design patents, but not trade dress

An appeals court ruled on Monday that Samsung’s $930 million penalty, stemming from its patent infringement suit with Apple, must be adjusted, in a mixed courtroom outcome for the iPhone maker.

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Court rules NSA phone spying program illegal

A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the National Security Agency’s controversial collection of Americans’ phone records, first revealed by Edward Snowden, is not legal under the Patriot Act.

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Apple Store design and layout can be trademarked in Europe, court rules

The European Union’s top court ruled Thursday that Apple’s distinctive retail store layout is worthy of trademark protection under European law, allowing the company to enjoy the same legal cover on the old continent that it secured in the U.S. last year.

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Apple Fails to Get Little I Robot Off Siri's Back

The Beijing First Intermediate Court ruled against Apple in a case that pitted it against a Shanghai-based firm and the country’s State Intellectual Property Office’s Patent Review Committee. The court found that the intellectual property rights of Zhizhen Internet Technology, a company that holds several voice recognition patents, were valid. Zhizhen previously had alleged that Apple’s Siri product was based on some of its intellectual property. It sued in 2012. In this particular case, though, Apple had seized the initiative.

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