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Act or be acted against, AFACT warns ISPs

The Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) has written to local internet service providers (ISPs), inviting them to work together on a solution to piracy — if they don't want it to take action using precedents set in its lawsuit against iiNet.

July 7, 2011 by

One fantasy that Bill Gates thankfully knows how to fulfill

Against the backdrop of all the vendors who've been indemnifying their customers against this, that, or the other lawsuit, I keep telling people that it's highly unlikely that vendors are going to sue you if the software you got from someone else (eg: Red Hat) infringes on a patent that belongs to someone else (eg: Microsoft). You could argue that using software that infringes on someone else's patent is no different a form of misappropriation of intellectual property than outright piracy.

November 13, 2006 by

One fantasy that Bill Gates thankfully knows how to fulfill

Against the backdrop of all the vendors who've been indemnifying their customers against this, that, or the other lawsuit, I keep telling people that it's highly unlikely that vendors are going to sue you if the software you got from someone else (eg: Red Hat) infringes on a patent that belongs to someone else (eg: Microsoft). You could argue that using software that infringes on someone else's patent is no different a form of misappropriation of intellectual property than outright piracy.

November 13, 2006 by

DVD piracy lawsuit postponed

A hearing has been postponed in the case pitting major movie studios against 321 Studios, a start-up that makes programs to copy DVDs. The hearing in the case was slated to take place on Friday morning in federal court in San Francisco, but has been delayed due to court scheduling conflicts.

April 24, 2003 by

Newest Napster keeps users honest

Napster may be trying to deflect the heat from a recording industry lawsuit by adding Microsoft's piracy-proof Windows Media Audio to its latest beta. Is tougher copyright protection in the works?

May 31, 2000 by

RIAA sues Napster

The Recording Industry Association of America has filed suit against MP3 site Napster, accusing the Web firm of facilitating piracy. The lawsuit, filed in federal district court in California, charges the site of contributory and vicarious copyright infringement for allegedly making illegal MP3 files available to surfers.

December 7, 1999 by

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