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  • YO! This messaging app has a lot more to say for itself, even offline

    Mobile World Congress is not the best place to launch a new messaging app: With thousands of tech-savvy visitors in Barcelona, many of them toting multiple connected devices, public wireless and Wi-Fi networks quickly become so saturated that it's difficult to send a message via Internet, even a brief "Yo," to a nearby colleague.

    Written by Peter Sayer02 March 15 04:08
  • US DOJ did not entrap Megaupload, the agency says

    The U.S. Department of Justice did not mislead a court and attempt to entrap file storage site Megaupload on copyright infringement charges, the agency said in a new filing in the case.

    Written by Grant Gross14 Jan. 13 21:06
  • FTC: P-to-P software shared personal info from smartphones

    Peer-to-peer software developer Frostwire has agreed to settle U.S. Federal Trade Commission charges that its software would likely cause users to unknowingly share sensitive personal files, including pictures, from their Android devices, the FTC said Tuesday.

    Written by Grant Gross12 Oct. 11 01:35
  • So, You're Being Sued for Piracy

    Hollywood may have <a href="http://mashable.com/2008/12/19/riaa-lawsuits-2/">stopped its massive litigation campaigns</a> against illegal file swappers in 2008, but the piracy lawsuits are still flying. Now teams of lawyers working for certain small businesses are going after illegal file swappers. These businesses, often referred to as "copyright trolls," are attempting to turn the <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/201335/filesharing_suits_about_fear_not_cash.html">threat of suing pirates</a> into a profitable cottage industry.

    Written by Sarah Jacobsson Purewal17 June 11 11:10
  • CBS sued for distributing LimeWire software

    An entrepreneur and over a dozen hip-hop artists are suing CBS over its part in contributing to piracy. The suit, filed by FilmOn founder Alki David in federal court on Wednesday, accuses CBS's CNET arm of exacerbating piracy problem by distributing LimeWire software on its website.

    Written by Ed Oswald05 May 11 07:15
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