Apple Sued for Time Machine Patent Infringement

Another day, another patent lawsuit for Apple. This time they're being sued by the firm Mirror Worlds. The patents at issue deal with a "document stream operating system," which means files are stored in a chronologically ordered stream, and whoa, are archived automatically. Sounds like Time Machine, even though the… » 3/20/08 2:32pm 3/20/08 2:32pm

Justice Department Says $222,000 Damages Awarded to RIAA in…

The Department of Justice says that the $222,000 verdict—over $9,000 a song—Jammie Thomas got slapped with for file-sharing when she (somewhat feebly via her weak evidence) went up against the recording industry lawsuit machine is not unconstitutionally excessive. » 12/04/07 6:20pm 12/04/07 6:20pm

The real dig in the brief in regards to future cases…

Microsoft Cries Uncle in Europe, Will Give Up Code to Competitors

After nine years of back and forth and a small country's GDP in fines for antitrust violations, Microsoft's finally caving to EU antitrust regulators by giving code to competitors it's fought to keep to itself after a 2004 European Commission directive to hand it over. A ruling last month by the EU's second-highest… » 10/22/07 4:00pm 10/22/07 4:00pm

Verizon Hit With Lawsuit Hammer for Overstating FiOS TV Subscribers

It seems the FiOS TV subscriber numbers in the NYC region haven't quite hit what Verizon has hoped—or has even said. An ad company's suing Verizon for publishing allegedly inflated numbers of FiOS TV subscribers that lump in "pending" customers with current subscribers, allowing it to boost ad rates. » 10/04/07 3:50pm 10/04/07 3:50pm