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The Microsoft-owned source code repository GitHub has reinstated the repository for youtube-dl, a popular command-line script that can be used to download videos from YouTube and many other videos from the Internet.

Published in Apps

Apple has confirmed that the source code for iBoot from a version of iOS was posted on GitHub on Thursday, with the company forced to make the admission as it filed a DMCA takedown request to the hosting site.

Published in Security
Thursday, 04 March 2010 11:36

Real throws in towel on RealDVD case

RealNetworks has given up its effort to sell the DVD backup product RealDVD and will refund its customers' money and pay the movie studios' legal expenses.
Published in Strategy
Microsoft has backed down on its demand that the whistleblower website Cryptome remove  the company's Global Criminal Compliance Handbook which the site had placed online on Wednesday.
Published in Technology Regulation
Thursday, 25 February 2010 14:23

Microsoft criminal compliance handbook leaks online

A confidential Microsoft document that has been leaked on the internet appears to be causing the company some heartburn as it attempts to shut down distribution of the same.
Published in Technology Regulation
Thursday, 26 November 2009 05:40

Apple requests permanent injunction against Psystar

Following up on its sweeping victory over Mac clonemaker Psystar on copyright infrigement, Apple has asked the court to permanently enjoin Psystar from selling its products.

Published in Strategy
Tuesday, 17 November 2009 03:19

Psystar loses big in court

A California court has rendered summary judgments in favor of Apple and against Mac clonemaker Psystar on several counts of copyright infringement. Several issues remain to be tried, though, and the ruling did not address damages.

Published in Strategy
Wednesday, 12 August 2009 22:59

RealNetworks' day in court ends in loss

A U.S. District Court judge has enjoined RealNetworks from selling its RealDVD software that copies DVDs to the user's hard disk.

Published in Development
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Thursday, 23 July 2009 23:43

Apple drops copyright complaint against wiki

Apple has withdrawn its legal threats against the Bluwiki website for hosting discussions of how to sync iPods with software other than iTunes. In response, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has dismissed its lawsuit against Apple.

Published in Strategy
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Thursday, 14 May 2009 23:53

RealNetworks ups ante in DVD backup case

RealNetworks has added a new countersuit in its battle with the movie industry over the company's RealDVD disc backup software.

Published in Development
Apple is being sued by OdioWorks, the operator of a wiki service, which claims the iPod and iPhone maker improperly asserted rights under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The allegedly "baseless" claim by Apple led to the removal of pages hosted by OdioWorks.

Saturday, 25 April 2009 00:56

RealNetworks, movie studios square off in court

In the latest case touching on consumer rights vis a vis digital content, RealNetworks and the MPAA are set to argue over the legality of Real's RealDVD copying software.

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Amazon is wielding the DMCA in an attempt to stifle software designed to allow the Kindle to display legitimately-acquired e-books. The way the company championed the sale of unprotected MP3 music files playable on any device might have led us to expect something better from it.

Published in Strategy
Psystar has achieved a small but potentially significant win in its legal scrap with Apple. The Mac 'cloner' has been granted leave by US District Judge William Alsup to amend its counterclaims.

Published in Core Dump
Friday, 12 December 2008 09:45

Psystar alleges copyright misuse by Apple

Mac cloner Psystar has squeezed ahead of a court-imposed deadline to amend its counterclaims against Apple after having its original countersuit tossed out of court. Apple's original suit against Psystar alleged copyright, trademark and trade dress infringement; trademark dilution; breach of contract; and unfair competition.

Published in Core Dump
A US federal judge has ruled that fair use rules do apply to YouTube video clips and must be taken into account before issuing takedown notices under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Which means the dancing baby can keep going crazy to Prince after all...

Published in Technology Regulation

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