December 6th Is Samsung's Next Judgment Day

Apple's bloodthirst has been put on hold for a few months; while the company is intent on banning eight patent-infringing Samsung phones from sale in the US, the actual hearing won't take place until December 6th. So you can still pick up that Galaxy S Showcase your niece has been begging for if you get that holiday… » 8/29/12 8:44am 8/29/12 8:44am

Why the Apple v. Samsung Ruling May Not Hold Up

Late in the process yesterday at the Apple v. Samsung trial, when the parties and the judge were reviewing the jury verdict form, Samsung noticed that there were, indeed, inconsistencies in the jury's verdict form, a possibility Samsung anticipated [PDF]. Here's the jury's Amended Verdict Form [PDF], amended to fix… » 8/27/12 4:40pm 8/27/12 4:40pm

The List of Google's Paid Bloggers Is Way Less Fun Than We Wanted It to…

Well, to be fair, any list of bloggers is going to be less fun than any expectation you could possibly have for it. (And your expectations for a blogger list better be pretty low to begin with.) But this list of who commented on the Oracle vs. Google trial, while also being paid by Google? Dud. » 8/27/12 12:09pm 8/27/12 12:09pm

GPS Vs. Radar Gun Battle Appealed: GPS Wins!

We've been following the story of Shaun Malone, the California teen who was clocked by an officer doing 62MPH in a 45MPH zone, and was issued a ticket for $190. He took the ticket to trial and lost, as the state brought in a GPS expert via affidavit who said that the units weren't that accurate. The teen appealed,… » 7/21/08 10:30pm 7/21/08 10:30pm

It is Going to Take a Whole Lot of Thongs to Fight the RIAA

If you recall, a jury full of dumbasses recently stuck it to Jammie Thomas to the tune of $222,000 for downloading 24 pirated songs from Kazaa. Now, I don't know about you, but most people can't make this go away by whipping out their checkbook. So what does an average 30 year old single mother of two do to pull… » 10/29/07 9:20pm 10/29/07 9:20pm

Jammie Thomas Appealing RIAA Trial Judgment, Keeping Up Her MySpace Blog

Last week, a jury that we are not a fan of awarded the RIAA $222,000 for 24 songs shared via Kazaa. The first RIAA lawsuit brought to trial, it sets a pretty lousy precedent and it's seen as a big ol' victory for the freedom-haters that rep the major labels. Jammie Thomas, the woman who lost the court battle, isn't… » 10/08/07 1:56pm 10/08/07 1:56pm

Idiotic Jury Awards RIAA $222,000 for 24 Pirated Songs

Here's some lousy breaking news for you: in the case we recently told you about, Capitol Records, et al v. Jammie Thomas, the jury found in favor of the RIAA, awarding $222,000 worth of damages. That's $9,250 per song, for those of you keeping track at home, which is a hell of a lot less than the $150,000 per song… » 10/04/07 6:42pm 10/04/07 6:42pm

Jury on First RIAA Trial Goes Into Deliberations, Hopefully Aren't Dumb

The trial of the century — Capitol Records, et al v. Jammie Thomas — is coming to a close, with the Jury having just been sent in for deliberations. The case, which is the first RIAA case to make it to trial, all hinges on whether or not Jammie was the one using her Kazaa handle to share 1,700 files. The suit actually… » 10/04/07 5:30pm 10/04/07 5:30pm