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Assange seeks asylum in Ecuador after extradition fight fails

Ecuador is considering Julian Assange's request for political asylum after the Wikileaks leader, who is facing extradition to Sweden for questioning over sex crimes, showed up at the country's London embassy on Tuesday.The anti-secrecy activist had been battling the extradition through the UK courts, but the Supreme Court put an end to that a week ago.

June 20, 2012 by

UK is being smoked by Windows Phone

Microsoft's 'Smoked by Windows Phone' challenge, introduced at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, has finally reached the UK under a new name, 'Dare To Live'. Microsoft's Windows Phone teams kicked off the campaign this weekend in London, visiting Oxford Street, Camden, Shoreditch, Tottenham Court Road and Westfield (White City).

April 23, 2012 by

Groups rally against Nominet take-down push

ISPA, the London Internet Exchange and the Open Rights Group have opposed a proposal to allow UK domain registrar Nominet to take down sites suspected of involvement in criminal activity without a court order

November 24, 2011 by

Assange loses extradition appeal

Wikileaks editor Julian Assange has lost his bid to avoid extradition to Sweden to face questioning over allegations of sexual assault.On Wednesday, the High Court in London said the 40-year-old Australian must comply with an extradition ruling made by chief magistrate Howard Riddle in February.

November 2, 2011 by

Teenager charged over Anonymous DDoS attacks

Ryan Cleary, 19, will appear before a London magistrates' court on Thursday on charges of organising and participating in denial-of-service attacks that correspond with those carried out by Anonymous and LulzSec

June 22, 2011 by

Juror faces prison over Facebook chat

A jury member who chatted on Facebook to a defendant in an ongoing drugs trial has pleaded guilty to charges of contempt of court.The juror, Joanna Fraill, told the High Court in London on Tuesday that she had made initial contact with the defendant, Jamie Sewart, over the internet, The Guardian reported.

June 14, 2011 by

Costs considered as ACS:Law copyright case closes

ACS:Law's disastrous legal action against alleged unlawful file-sharers has finally come to an end, and the lawyer behind the case could now face tens of thousands of pounds in costs.Judge Birss of the London Patents County Court issued an ex tempore judgement on Wednesday, striking out all the cases.

March 17, 2011 by

Julian Assange to be extradited to Sweden

A judge has approved the extradition of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to Sweden to face questioning over sexual assault and rape allegations.At Belmarsh Magistrate's Court in London on Thursday, chief magistrate Howard Riddle said Assange's team would have a week to appeal against his ruling, according to ZDNet UK's Tom Espiner, who is at the court.

February 24, 2011 by

Apple sues Nokia over touchscreen-scrolling patent

Apple has filed lawsuit against Nokia in the UK for alleged patent infringement, this time focusing on a patent related to scrolling, according to online reports.The iPhone maker filed the suit in the High Court in London on Tuesday alleging that one of the patents — that covers the way scrolling works in touchscreen handsets — in a lawsuit brought by Nokia against Apple in Germany is invalid, according a report by Bloomberg.

January 21, 2011 by

Assange can be given bail, high court rules

Prosecutors have lost their bid to prevent Julian Assange, editor of Wikileaks, being released on bail while his extradition to Sweden on sex-crimes charges is decided, according to reports.On Thursday, the high court in London upheld a magistrates' court decision to allow Assange to be bailed.

December 16, 2010 by

Swedish appeal delays Assange's release

Swedish authorities have decided to appeal against a judge's decision to grant bail to Wikileaks editor Julian Assange, who faces extradition to Sweden for questioning on sex-crimes charges.The lodging of the appeal came on Tuesday, just hours after the bail decision in City of Westminster Magistrates Court in London.

December 14, 2010 by

ACS:Law fails in default judgement attempt

ACS:Law, a legal firm that sent hundreds of letters to people claiming breaches of copyright law, has failed in an attempt to have default judgements made against eight people it has accused of copyright infringment.Default judgements were not appropriate for such a complex legal case, as they are meant for administrative work, Judge Birss ruled at the London Patents County Court at the beginning of December.

December 10, 2010 by

Wikileaks editor denied bail

Julian Assange has been denied bail, and will be remanded in custody until mid-December, a magistrate ruled on Tuesday.Howard Riddle, chief magistrate of City of London Westminster magistrates court, deemed Assange to be capable of breaking bail conditions.

December 7, 2010 by

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