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The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled that libraries have the right to digitize books and distribute them to dedicated reading terminals without first obtaining the publisher's permission. The decision rests on exceptions built into the EU Copyright Directive for reproducing

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We've seen the whole \"successful startup begets jilted cofounder\" thing many times before -- there's Facebook and Eduardo Saverin, Twitter and Noah Glass and (most recently) Snapchat and Reggie Brown. The legal battle that last pair has been embroiled in has finally come to an end, though: a state

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A few months back, it looked like that Google was set to avoid fines from the European Commission stemming from a multi-year probe into the outfit burying rival ads in search results. With new \"arguments and data,\" the competition said it isn't satisfied with those concessions, and Reuters reports

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It's true, Samsung is about to find itself back in the courtroom facing another round of patent litigation -- but this time, the lawsuit isn't coming from a direct competitor. NVIDIA just filed its first patent lawsuit in the company's 21 year history, and charging both Samsung and Qualcomm with i

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After a group of former college athletes including Ed O'Bannon, Bill Russell and Oscar Robertson sued the NCAA and EA over the uncompensated use of their likeness in videogames and other media, EA and the NCAA reached a settlement last year for about $60 million. Today, ESPN reports that a judge h

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Way back in 2011, PlayStation Network services and websites went dark due to \"an external intrusion.\" Anonymous claimed responsibility, names, passwords and possible payment information was lost in a data breach, and everybody in general had a bad time. Sony apologized for the fiasco with a \"Welco

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Most YouTubers just get a takedown notice if someone reports them using copyrighted tunes with their videos. But when that user is a huge star on the video portal like make-up guru Michelle Phan, who has almost 7 million subscribers and was even featured on YouTube's TV ad campaign, then things ge

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