Intellectual Property

U.S. Government Invalidates Potent Rambus Patent

The last of three patents that tech licensing company Rambus (RMBS.O) used to win infringement lawsuits against Nvidia Corp (NVDA.O), Hewlett-Packard (HPQ.N) and others has been declared invalid, according to legal documents.

FileSonic and Uploaded.to Commit Suicide Following Megaupload Crackdown: What About Others?

The sudden crackdown on popular online storage and file-sharing site Megaupload has prompted rivals FileSonic and uploaded.to to commit suicide by voluntarily limiting their file-sharing services and allowing users to only retrieve the files they have personally uploaded. No wonder, the U.S. feds' action has left everybody wondering whether other sites like Rapidshare, MediaFire, Dropbox, etc., which offer file-sharing and cloud storage services, will be next in the crosshairs of anti-piracy ...

Megaupload Busted: Can Kim Dotcom Win the Copyright Fight?

This is not the first time Megaupload's founder Kim Dotcom had his brush with the law. In 2002, he was convicted in what was then the largest insider-trading case in German history and a Munich court sentenced him to 20 months probation and a 100,000 euro fine. Can he win the legal battle this time?

Web Giants Win SOPA/PIPA Fight: But For How Long?

The U.S. Congress has decided to put Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA or SOPA's counterpart in the Senate) on indefinite hold, following a flood of protest against the two controversial anti-piracy bills. The Web giants have won the first round in this Hollywood vs. Silicon Valley battle. But will the Hollywood giants keep quiet or will it stage a comeback?

SOPA Shelved in House Following PIPA Delay, Netizens Celebrate

Close on the heels of the Senate delaying the vote on PIPA (Protect IP Act), U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) also announced that the House of Represenative has shelved the anti-piracy bill SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) until there is wider agreement on a solution.

SOPA is Dead: Lamar Smith Withdraws Bill from the House

The hashtag SOPA is dead began trending on Twitter Friday as news spread that Lamar Smith has withdrawn SOPA, the highly controversial anti-piracy legislation, from the House. Smith agreed to pull the bill until there is wider agreement on a solution.

Republican Debate Recap: Highlights from South Carolina

In case you missed the Republican presidential debate in Charleston, S.C., Thursday night, here are the highlights, from Newt Gingrich's opening tirade against moderator John King of CNN to Ron Paul's defense of leaving abortion laws to the states.

Megaupload and Megavideo Shutdown: Top 5 Alternatives

Megaupload, a leading file-sharing site, was instantly shutdown on Thursday after federal prosecutors found the site guilty of mass copyright infringement. The decision came amid a nationwide battle over online music and video piracy.

China Opposed to U.S. Listing Taobao as Market for Piracy

China is greatly concerned and strongly opposed to the United States' listing of Taobao, the country's largest consumer e-commerce website, as a notorious market for piracy, a spokesman for China's Ministry of Commerce said on Wednesday.

Key Facts about U.S. Online Piracy Bills SOPA and PIPA

The House of Representative's Stop Online Piracy Act and the Senate's Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act have generated fierce opposition within the technology community. Here are some facts about the bills:

SOPA, PIPA and South Park: How Stars Were Doomed to a Life of Semi-Luxury

It is rather unfortunate that the popular protests against controversial bills Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA) don't coincide with the broadcast schedule of the animated series South Park aired on Comedy Central. The fans of the hugely popular series, which will be on air again only in March, may be waiting for a hilarious episode ripping apart the bills. But if any of you remember, there was an episode which, if aired now, will serve the same.

Key facts about U.S. online piracy bills SOPA and PIPA

The House of Representative's Stop Online Piracy Act and the Senate's Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act have generated fierce opposition within the technology community. Here are some facts about the bills:

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