A time-zone and daylight savings reference database used by systems including Mac OS X and Linux has been taken offline by a copyright suit brought by an astrology company
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In a lawsuit filed last summer, Oracle accused Google of patent and copyright infringement in the development and distribution of the Android OS. Today, a prominent expert on intellectual property revealed evidence that Android may indeed violate those copyrights. Here's why this lawsuit is not like the others.
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.
While details on Apple's new OS (Leopard) have been fairly skimpy, Wired got their hands on the WWDC build (9a466) and posted a review and some screen shots.Shortly thereafter Apple laid the smackdown on them:UPDATE, Friday, 9:40AM: Apple has requested that we take down these screenshots of Leopard due to copyright issues.
Tom Krazit has the story on Apple invoking the Digital Millenium Copyright Act to stop two sites, OSx86 Project and Win2osx.net (no longer accessibe), from publishing information about running Mac OS X on x86 processors.
The Unix copyright holder that's threatening Linux-using firms with legal action if they don't pay to run the open-source OS says an unnamed Fortune 500 company has signed on.
CHICAGO -- It's a tangled Web out there, especially when it comes to copyright and trademark law.As companies continue to jump on the Internet, linking to outside content or adding video and pictures to beef up Web pages, expect more violations of copyright laws, and more lawsuits.
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