Apple barred from pursuing Kodak patent claims now

Rolls of Kodak film are seen on a camera store shelf in New York
Apple Inc, the biggest company by market value, was told it cannot now pursue an ongoing patent infringement lawsuit against Eastman Kodak Co, and was ordered not to file similar new litigation against the bankrupt photography company.
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U.S. charges members of hacking group Anonymous

Six suspected leaders of the international hacking organization known as Anonymous were charged by U.S. authorities of computer crimes, dealing a major blow to the loose-knit group that has wreaked havoc on the websites of government agencies and major corporations.

Tyree Smith, Man Accused of Eating Brains, Eyeball Pleads Not Guilty

Tyree Smith, the Florida man charged with killing a Connecticut homeless person using an ax and then eating portions of his victim's brain and eyeball, has pleaded not guilty to murder. The Connecticut Post reports that Smith also waived his right to a probable cause hearing by answering Judge Robert Devlin's questions with simple yesses and nos.
Jailed former Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky attends a court session in Moscow

Russia to Review Case of Jailed Oil Tycoon Khodorkovsky

The former Yukos chief's lawyer says news that outgoing Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has told prosecutors to review the conviction may be simply a formal decision, not meaning anything, or it may be a signal from above that they have decided to close the Khodorkovsky and [Platon] Lebedev cases.
Rescuers are seen next Costa Concordia cruise ship that ran aground off the west coast of Italy at Giglio island January 14, 2012.

Italian Cruise-Ship Disaster: Aboard the Costa Concordia

Symbolic of the drama surrounding the Costa Concordia shipwreck in Italy, the initial hearing of the criminal investigation into the cruise-ship disaster was conducted Saturday not in a courthouse but in a theater. Outside the venue, one story line has the cruise ship's skipper not wearing his eyeglasses on the evening of the accident.
Rihanna and Chris Brown Back Together: RiRi Moving To London To Escape Breezy?

Chris Brown and Rihanna: Twitter Trend #IfChrisBrownWasOurTeacher Evokes Abusive History

On Sat, March 3, Twitter users took to the social media Web site to express their opinions on Chris Brown and Rihanna, under the banner “If Chris Brown was our teacher …” While the bulk of the posts criticized Brown for his notorious temper and history of domestic abuse, some Twitter users took the opportunity to praise the singer-rapper-dancer.
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3 People Said to Mull US Suits Against Murdoch's News Corp

A top British lawyer will visit the U.S. next month to explore the possibility of suing News Corp., the American arm of Rupert Murdoch's global media empire, on behalf of three people who believe a Murdoch detective may have hacked their voice mail while they were in the United States, according to reports.
A man walks past the Kodak World Headquarters sign in Rochester, New York

Kodak Sells Online Business to Shutterfly, Patent Sale Pending

Eastman Kodak Co has agreed to sell its online photo services business to Shutterfly Inc for $23.8 million, kicking off the bankrupt photography pioneer's relaunch as a much slimmer company although a patent sale seen crucial to its turnaround may still be months away.
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Microsoft Hires ex-FTC Google Expert as Lobbyist

Microsoft Corp hired as one of its lobbyists a former Federal Trade Commission lawyer who had access to thousands of confidential Google Inc documents, according to a source close to the situation.


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