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iiNet wins copyright court case

Australian ISP iiNet was today announced as the victor in its long-running defence against a lawsuit by major film and TV studios represented by the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT).

February 3, 2010 by Renai LeMay


The decade in tech: Top 5 stories of the 00s

From the Google IPO, to the rise of social networking, it's been an important decade for tech innovation, Executive Editor Charles Cooper talks to ZDNet Editor in Chief Larry Dignan about the five most important tech events of the decade and what they mean for the technology industry going forward.

December 15, 2009


The Future Of... Bus Stops

Tired of wondering when your ride will arrive? ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das explains how the Eyestop could forever change that waiting game for the better. A mix of smooth steel, clear curved glass and technology, this artful creation from the minds at MIT Media Lab could make your ride a little easier by telling you how many minutes until you can board, the fastest route to your destination and more.

November 30, 2009


Instant Messaging Policy

TechRepublic's Instant Messaging Policy covers the use of instant messaging software and services by employees. It can help you establish both guidelines for proper use of instant messaging and...

March 3, 2013

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Foam finds new life

At the AlwaysOn Venture Summit in Half Moon Bay, Calif., J. Brian Hennessy, chief marketing officer of Mobius Technologies, explains how the company has found a way to turn industrial waste--things like old insulation and the foam from car seats--into resins and glues. These glues are strong enough to be used to manufacture OSB (oriented strand board), a building material used in everything from houses to furniture, and at very little extra cost to the manufacturing companies.

December 5, 2008


RealDVD goes live, let the lawsuits begin

ZDNet senior editor Sam Diaz offers his views on the recent lawsuits filed by the movie industry against Real Networks for its new RealDVD software. The movie studios are suing Real Networks alleging the software violates the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Diaz says consumers should be able to enjoy the content they've purchased and the software is no different than Apple's iTunes, as it relates to copyright.

October 1, 2008


Can Psystar take a bite out of Apple?

ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das talks with Senior Editor Sam Diaz about the brewing suit-countersuit situation between Apple and Psystar. In an effort to quash the sale of Psystar's cheap Mac OS-running computers and preserve its carefully crafted image and reputation, Apple sued the Miami-based company. Now Psystar has lobbed back a countersuit, claiming that tying Mac OS to Apple hardware is anti-competitive. Sam Diaz lays out how the legal battle may unfold.

August 28, 2008


Will Facebook apology backfire in a lawsuit?

ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das talks with Senior Editor Sam Diaz about the class action lawsuit against Facebook over their Beacon advertising program. They discuss the consequences of possible privacy violations, how Beacon changed to an "opt-in" program, and why CEO Mark Zuckerberg's admission of guilt may have been a bad move.

August 19, 2008


Video: ACCC telco chief Michael Cosgrave

As the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's telecommunications chief, Michael Cosgrave wields a hefty punch in the national broadband network debate. He talked exclusively with on regulation in this time of change.

July 27, 2008 by Suzanne Tindal


The future of tech IPOs

At the AlwaysOn Summit at Stanford University, Frank Quattrone, co-founder of Qatalyst, talks about the dismal condition of the current IPO market, why venture capitalist backed companies are not going public right now, and what the future holds.

July 25, 2008


Beyond the Icahn-Yahoo honeymoon

ZDNet's Sam Diaz offers his take on the agreement between billionaire investor Carl Icahn and Yahoo. He says the latest development only settles the proxy fight, and now comes the big challenge--getting Yahoo's newly expanded board to work together.

July 21, 2008


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