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Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Google sues to protect Android device makers from Rockstar patent infringement suits   —  Google sues to protect Android device makers from Apple-backed patent hell  —  Google has filed a new lawsuit to challenge an Apple-backed consortium known as Rockstar that is using dubious patents …
Dec 24, 2013, 8:25 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Supreme Court to review patents on software   —  The Supreme Court announced Friday it will review if business methods implemented through computer software should be eligible for monopolies under patent law.  —  The decision to review software eligibility comes as U.S. courts continue …
Dec 6, 2013, 1:05 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Google wins book-scanning case: judge finds “fair use,” cites many benefits   —  Google has won a resounding victory in its eight-year copyright battle with the Authors Guild over the search giant's controversial decision to scan more than 20 million books from libraries and make them available on the internet.
Nov 14, 2013, 10:50 AMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
In fight over gag orders, US tech industry files complaint over FBI legal tactics   —  Lawyers for Google, Microsoft and other tech firms that are squaring off with the FBI before America's spy court say they're stuck in an unfair fight: the government, which is opposing a petition …
Nov 13, 2013, 11:45 AMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
The politics of tech transparency: industry reports offer openness — and confusion   —  The tech industry, facing a backlash over an ongoing surveillance scandal, is making up for lost time.  In recent months, companies like Facebook have clamored into court waving civil liberties banners …
Oct 17, 2013, 9:00 AMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
A web page that lasts forever: the plan to stop “link rot” in law and science   —  Imagine a research library where most of the books are missing footnotes — where the bottom of the pages are stained or ripped out, making it impossible for scholars to tell the sources of information.
Oct 15, 2013, 7:25 AMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
Yahoo hit with new lawsuit over email scanning in wake of Gmail ruling   —  Can big email providers scan your messages in order to serve you relevant advertising?  Google and Yahoo have long assumed the answer is yes, which is one of the reasons the giant companies provide free email to millions of people.
Oct 3, 2013, 4:50 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
Apple to pay $40 to iPad 3G owners shut out of all-you-can-eat data plans   —  Apple and AT&T are set to resolve a long-running class action suit over the companies' decision in June, 2010 to end unlimited data plans for the iPad 3G tablet.  —  In a ruling issued this week in San Jose …
Sep 27, 2013, 6:50 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
Unmasking the trolls: FTC announces investigation into “patent assertion entities”   —  The Federal Trade Commission on Friday called for public comments on a proposed investigation into approximately 25 “patent assertion entities,” — more commonly known as patent trolls — and how they affect innovation and competition.
Sep 27, 2013, 12:35 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
Why privacy settlements like Facebook's “Sponsored Stories” lawsuit aren't working   —  A legal process intended to compensate consumers and promote privacy is instead breeding alarmism and lining lawyers' pockets — while letting the tech companies that created the privacy problems brush off the mistakes as a cost of doing business.
Sep 19, 2013, 4:25 PMIn context

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