Topic: Law

Popcorn Time Shuts Down Amid Legal Threats, Despite Claiming the Project is Legal [UPDATE: It's Back]
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Popcorn Time Shuts Down Amid Legal Threats, Despite Claiming the Project is Legal [UPDATE: It's Back]

Popcorn Time is back online and fully functional thanks to the fact that the project was hosted on Github, making it easy to download both the installer and the source code, leading torrent site YTS to take over the … [Read more...]

Popcorn Time Installer Taken Down from Kim Dotcom’s Mega for Violating Terms of Service
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Popcorn Time Installer Taken Down from Kim Dotcom’s Mega for Violating Terms of Service

Yesterday we told you about Popcorn Time, a program that took all the "difficulty" out of torrenting a movie, essentially becoming the movie industries worst nightmare.  Good news for the movie industry came today … [Read more...]

Popcorn Time Makes Movie Piracy as Easy as Netflix
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Popcorn Time Makes Movie Piracy as Easy as Netflix

Not too long ago, you had to be a techno-wizard to engage in piracy. The act usually involved paying for access to Usenet's servers, participating in complicated Newsgroups, and figuring out how to download the goods - … [Read more...]

Judge Rules Against Apple’s Request to Ban Samsung Devices
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Judge Rules Against Apple’s Request to Ban Samsung Devices

A post on CNET reports the latest development in the ongoing courtroom war between Apple and Samsung. Judge Lucy Koh has denied Apple’s request to ban the sale 23 Samsung-made devices that infringe on its patents, … [Read more...]

Dish Limits Ad Skipping Feature in Deal with ABC and Secures Rights to Launch Internet TV Service
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Dish Limits Ad Skipping Feature in Deal with ABC and Secures Rights to Launch Internet TV Service

Dish's ad skipping feature, which lets you skip over ads while watching your favorite TV show, will not be available on its latest digital video recorders for ABC shows, the companies confirmed as part of a new … [Read more...]

FCC Isn’t Appealing Court’s Ruling Against Net Neutrality, But Isn’t Giving Up Either
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FCC Isn’t Appealing Court’s Ruling Against Net Neutrality, But Isn’t Giving Up Either

The Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Tom Wheeler, laid out new several new proposals for network neutrality rules in a statement today, also saying that the agency won’t appeal a court … [Read more...]

Apple and Samsung Mediation Reportedly Breaks Down
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Apple and Samsung Mediation Reportedly Breaks Down

A post on the Verge today reports that the talks between tech giants Apple and Samsung to try and resolve their patent disputes out of the courtroom have failed. Citing a few different news sources out of Korea, it seems … [Read more...]

Online Protests Against the NSA Take Shape Today
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Online Protests Against the NSA Take Shape Today

Anger at the United States Government and the NSA’s surveillance practices hasn’t diminished much since former contractor Edward Snowden leaked documents last summer. Today, over 5,000 companies and organizations … [Read more...]

U of Wisconsin Sues Apple Over Patent Infringement
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U of Wisconsin Sues Apple Over Patent Infringement

The last couple weeks have been rife with stories about companies signing cross-licensing agreements for each other’s patents. But this is not one of those stories. A post on Neowin reports that the University of … [Read more...]

RoboCops: NYPD Testing Google Glass
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RoboCops: NYPD Testing Google Glass

There’s no question about the world-changing potential for Google Glass, and the barrage of imitative wearables sure to follow. But a new report from VentureBeat published yesterday reveals that Glass is currently … [Read more...]