Intellectual Property

Xi Jinping Sees Lakers Play: No Words for Jeremy Lin

Xi Jinping, Vice President of the People's Republic of China, will be courtside as the Lakers play the Suns at the Los Angeles Staples Center on Friday. But this self-proclaimed fan of American basketball has little to say about international phenomenon Jeremy Lin.

iPad 3 Release Date May Get Delayed Due to Trademark Dispute

iPad 3, Apple's next generation tablet, is expected to be unveiled in March and the excitement among Apple fans has touched a fever pitch. However, the trademark dispute between the tech giant and Proview Technology, over the name iPad could pour cold water on the excitement as it could force Apple to delay the release of iPad 3 till the matter is solved, a reliable source informed Tech & Trend.

Obama courts dueling industries after piracy flap

President Barack Obama traveled to California on Wednesday for the first time since anti-piracy legislation pitting Hollywood against the tech sector got derailed, ramping up his election-year fundraising with events courting both dueling industries.

Alibaba Group Petitions USTR over Piracy List

Alibaba Group, which is 40 percent owned by Yahoo Inc has petitioned the United States Trade Representative (USTR) office over the inclusion of Taobao, its consumer e-commerce platform, on USTR's notorious markets for piracy list, an Alibaba Group spokesman said on Wednesday.

Justice Dept seeks to bolster IP enforcement team

The Obama administration on Monday proposed hiring more prosecutors to pursue intellectual property crimes in the new budget as the entertainment industry pressures the Justice Department to crack down on copyright infringement and counterfeiting.

Protests Erupt across Europe Against Web Piracy Treaty

Tens of thousands of protesters took part in rallies across Europe on Saturday against an international anti-piracy agreement they fear will curb their freedom to download movies and music for free and encourage Internet surveillance.

Europeans Take Action on the Web Piracy Treaty ACTA

Tens of thousands of protesters took part in rallies across Europe on Saturday against an international Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement they fear will curb their freedom to download movies and music for free and encourage Internet surveillance by governments.

Anonymous Hackers Tried to Blackmail Symantec for $50,000

Anonymous hackers tried to blackmail tech company Symantec for $50,000 in January, and when Symantec failed to pay up, source codes for Symantec's software were released online, Reuters reported. Symantec's pcAnywhere and Norton Anti-virus software source code was published in a 1.27 GB Pirate Bay dump Feb. 6 after e-mail negotiations with a hacker calling himself YamaTough broke down.

Facebook's High Tax Rate Likely to Drop

Facebook, the social network giant on the verge of a huge initial public stock offering, pays an unusually high tax rate, but that is likely to change soon, analysts said.

Disagreements on Cyber Risk East-West 'Cold War'

With worries growing over computer hacking, data theft and the risk of digital attacks destroying essential systems, western states and their allies are co-operating closer than ever on cyber security.

Obama Seeks Workable Approach on SOPA, PIPA Controversy

Tech-forward U.S President Barack Obama has indicated that the government will try to find out a workable approach on the controversial SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (PROTECT IP Act) issues. The president made that suggestion in reply to selected questions in the first-ever completely virtual interview from the White House, via Google+ Hangout.

What is DMCA?: iPhone Jailbreaking May Become Illegal

For those enterprising individuals who enjoy tinkering with their tech, you should know DMCA protections are set to expire for jailbreaking iPhones, and that means it could become illegal. Jailbreaking any device (iPhones included) would be copyright infringement under the Digital Millenium Copyright Act that was passed in the U.S. in 1998. In 2010, an exemption was issued for smartphones under the act, and that allowed for legal jailbreaks. The exemption was only for two years, and in just a co...

Factbook: Facebook's Laundry List of Risks

Investors jumped on Facebook's regulatory filings on Wednesday for a glimpse into the company's inner workings ahead of one of the hottest initial public offerings in recent history. But there are also potential downsides.

EU Regulators Investigate Samsung over Mobile Patents

EU regulators are investigating whether Samsung Electronics breached antitrust rules by accusing rivals such as Apple of infringing its technology patents, a tactic used by other companies such as Motorola Mobility.

Beware, Trade Cheats: New U.S. Team Getting Ready for You

A new team of U.S. trade enforcers will make countries think twice about building unfair barriers to American exports, said President Barack Obama's top trade official, who noted the team will include intelligence officials as well as representatives of multiple agencies.