A Beijing court has ordered Apple to compensate three Chinese writers for selling their works via its app store without getting their permission.
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Most businesses know that using pirated software can land them in hot water, but many don't realise that their employees could also open the door to expensive litigation via BYOD schemes, according to Business Software Alliance chair Clayton Noble.
China Written Works Copyright Society has been awarded compensation of US$68,000 in an infringement verdict against Apple, which was found to have sold rights-protected books illegally in its appstore.
U.S. appeals court allows Apple to pursue its bid to block sale of Samsung tablet, based on alleged copyright infringement, and throws case back to district court which it says had erred in earlier judgement.
Nine Chinese writers take Cupertino to court for copyright infringement on 37 works currently available on App Store, demanding US$1.9 million in compensation.
Russian security company Kaspersky is to quit the Business Software Alliance over the group's support of a contentious US anti-piracy bill.Kaspersky will leave the pro-copyright group on January 1 2012, due to Business Software Alliance (BSA) involvement in the US Stop Online Piracy Act (Sopa), the company said in a statement on Monday.
Dominant distribution companies such as Apple are a bigger threat to content owners than copyright infringement, according to Miramax CEO Mike Lang.
Apple is being sued for copyright infringement by Jigsaw Entertainment, an Australian TV production company. The iPhone app, Chopper Soundboard, contained material lifted without permission from one of Jigsaw's shows, The Ronnie Johns Half Hour, and the company reckons that Apple should have done more to prevent its sale.
After months of mediation has failed, an Australian TV producer has returned to the Federal Magistrates Court in an attempt to hold Apple to account for copyright infringement via an application offered on the iTunes store.
The Business Software Alliance (BSA) has dismissed the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft's (AFACT) failed Federal Court appeal against internet provider iiNet, saying it will not affect its counter-piracy operations.
Following a ruling this week by the Copyright Office and Librarian of Congress, it's not illegal to jailbreak an iPhone. Hurrah! It's the latest clash subcultures: Apple fans vs. the iPhone anarchists, aka the iOS Flash fanatics.
Here's a good mystery store to ponder during a summer weekend. Images have recently surfaced of a 3 cm x 3 cm touchscreen LCD display with a very distinct Apple 2009 copyright stamp.
Apple clone-maker Psystar was pretty much euthanized by a federal judge Friday when he ruled that it violated Apple's copyright and the DMCA.
VLC media player is everything the copyright industries have fought against for over a decade -- open source, wide-open access, free, streaming, Linux. VLC ignores all the agendas that have hampered Apple QuickTime, the Real Player, and Windows Media Server over the years. Now, will it change the media landscape, or will the media industry work to shut it down?
Last year, Apple lawyers contacted OdioWorks, the operator of BluWiki.com, claiming that certain user postings violated the Digital Millenium Copyright Act and copyright law.
I was reading the post Apple: iPhone jailbreaking violates our copyright by CNET's Tom Krazit. If Tom's post is correct, it reminds me a bit of the saber rattling that the SCO Group used early in its campaign to assert ownership of UNIX.
It seems that Apple is growing tired of iPhone jailbreakers getting a free ride and is pushing to make jailbreaking illegal.
It appears that Apple is trying to put the final nail in Psystar's coffin, asking the court to accept an amended complaint against the Mac clone maker to add a charge of violation of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act to a long list of allegations, including trademark infringement, breach of contract and copyright infringement.On Nov.
Court papers reveal that the day before Thanksgiving Apple added new charges to the five-month old federal lawsuit against mac-clone maker Psystar. The new charges claim that Psystar, along with ten John Does, violated the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) by bypassing copy-protection mechanisms used by Apple to protect Mac OS X.
The Copyright Royalty Board's decision last week to keep composer royalties for downloads at 9.1 cents per song keeps Apple's iTunes store online (OK, the idea that Apple would shut down the key leg of its iPod empire was just corporate posturing) but the Board also set a rate on ringtones at 24 cents.
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