Pirate Bay Under Siege From MPAA And RIAA

The Pirate Bay could be facing harsh regulations from advertisers after its arch-enemies, the Motion Picture Association of America and the Recording Industry Association of America, submitted suggestions for new online piracy policies to Victoria Espinel, intellectual property enforcement coordinator.

Apple Sued by Chinese Company Over Siri Patents

The tech world has been filled with high-profile lawsuits over the past week. Just as Internet giants Yahoo and Facebook settled their differences over alleged patent infringement, Apple is the latest company hit with a patent-related lawsuit.


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Twitter to limit use of patents in lawsuits

Twitter said on Tuesday that it would structure its patents so they could not be used for offensive litigation purposes without permission from the people who developed them.
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Astounding Seattle TRO ruling could remake smartphone wars

With a single ruling this week, U.S. District Judge James Robart of Seattle federal court may have fundamentally altered the balance of power between Motorola Mobility and the leading opponents of Motorola's soon-to-be-parent Google, Microsoft and Apple.
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Microsoft Bans Pirate Bay Links in Windows Live Messenger: Why?

The Pirate Bay is the most popular BitTorrent site, but it is one of the most loathed sites as well. The torrent Web site has been attacked repeatedly in the past few months by several countries, and many ISPs have been forced to block their customers' access to the Web site. Microsoft recently joined the battle, and now its MSN chat service refuses to pass on links to The Pirate Bay, claiming they are unsafe.