Jury gives mixed verdict in Oracle-Google lawsuit

In a decision that will satisfy nobody, the jury in the Oracle-Google copyright case has concluded that Google did indeed infringe Oracle's Java copyrights - but failed to agree whether Google's actions amounted to 'fair use'.

Larry Page 'can't recall' Java licensing talks

Google CEO Larry Page has told a jury his company 'did nothing wrong' by using Java software, acquired by Oracle when it took over Sun Microsystems, in its Android products.

Android copyright trial starts today

The trial, in San Francisco federal court, is due to start this afternoon or tomorrow, after a deadline passed on Friday for the companies to reach a settlement.

Broadcasters sue Aereo streaming service

Not entirely unexpectedly, two groups of broadcasters are suing Aereo, the recently-launched streamed television service.

The Pirate Bay down as court appeal fails

Sweden's Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal by the founders of The Pirate Bay, meaning their jail sentences and fines are now final.

Megaupload shut down; Anonymous takes revenge

With public outcry over the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act at its height, the Department of Justice has shut down file-sharing site Megaupload, describing it as an 'international organized criminal enterprise'.

ESA spent $1.1M on lobbying fees

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) spent a whopping $1.1 million lobbying Congress, the FCC, the FTC and other government agencies during the third quarter of 2011.



Save the troll!

Right, everybody, let's have a whip-round. Righthaven, known for its spirited acts of self-defence when threatened by evil patent violators, says it may have to file for bankruptcy if its latest lawsuit is unsuccessful.

Judge rules cloud music lockers don't violate copyright

EMI has won a partial - but only partial - victory against San Diego-based music locker service MP3tunes.

Owner of seized domains sues ICE and Home Security

The Spanish owner of two domains seized by the US government earlier this year is fighting back, filing a petition in the Southern District of New York for their return.

UK moves to loosen copyright restrictions

A UK government report has recommended sweeping changes to the country's copyright laws.

Grooveshark unceremoniously axed from Android Market

Google has unceremoniously axed Grooveshark's music app from the Android Market after music labels accused the service of violating copyright law. 

Hollywood studios turn signts on Hotfile

The notoriously litigious Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has for the first time filed a copyright suit against Hotfile - the first time it's gone after a digital locker service.

RIAA threatens ICANN over domain names

The Recording Industry Association of America has turned its sights on ICANN, the body responsible for managing domain names.

ION launches 'book-ripping' device

Ion Audio, best-known for producing products to help music lovers transfer tracks from vinyl to CD, has released a product promising to do the equivalent for books.

Google looks to identify searches for pirated content

Google's aiming to pick out searches for illegal content as part of a crack-down on copyright infringement.

Oracle wins biggest-ever copyright infringement award

A jury has awarded Oracle $1.3 billion for copyright infringement from SAP after an 11-day federal court trial in California.

Congress still considering Internet censorship!

It’s a bad news day for Internet users in America. The totalitarian bill that would give the government power to shut down websites their secret controllers do not approve of is making its way through congress again.

LimeWire suffers copyright infringement of its own

If LimeWire - recently shut down for encouraging illegal downloads - is to be believed, it may be issuing a few copyright letters of its own.

LimeWire squeezed out of existence

File-sharing site LimeWire has finally thrown in the towel and has closed down, following a ruling from a New York judge.