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  • October 23, 2012
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On October 19, Harlequin filed a motion seeking to have the e-books litigation dismissed. They make a lot of interesting arguments. Their lawyers are earning their money. But ultimately these arguments collapse onto themselves. This motion should lose. For those of you not aware of the lawsuit, back in July a group of authors went…

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  • October 5, 2012
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Have you been following the many lawsuits filed by Apple and Samsung? I for one have heard this so many times that I have started to tune it out, and that’s why I’m glad I found this refresher video earlier today. continued… New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.

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  • September 28, 2012
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About 18 months ago, Apple sued Amazon for false advertising and trademark violation over using the term “app store” to describe its, well, Android app store—which is to say, the store where you go to buy apps. The wheels of justice grind slow but fine. Yesterday Reuters reported Amazon has submitted a filing asking a…

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  • September 27, 2012
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Penguin must be anticipating terrible losses in the anti-trust lawsuit brought by the DOJ, because today I have learned that they’re suing authors in order to recover advances for unpublished books. The Smoking Gun has uncovered details of the lawsuits. Apparently the publisher is suing to recover the advances paid to at least 5 authors,…

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  • September 26, 2012
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Remember back in 2009 when TechCrunch was going to unveil a cheap hackable tablet? That device died because TechCrunch’s hardware partner tried to walk and take the IP with them, a move which caused the project to implode and resulted in lawsuits, recriminations, and a general mess. I’m bringing up that old story because it…

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  • September 23, 2012
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On September 19, Apple and 4 e-book publishers reached a settlement to resolve the EU issues. Similarly to the USA, the EU has opened the proposal up to public comments. And the terms of that proposed settlement are telling for what will happen in the USA as well, for one very important reason: By accepting…

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  • September 20, 2012
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While 3 of the Price Fix 6 are still fighting the antitrust lawsuit here in the US, it looks like their resolve is wavering in Europe. The rumor reported last month that an anti-trust settlement was in the works is true. The European Commission announced this morning that they have received a settlement offer from…

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  • September 19, 2012
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“Siri: Tell me whether you’re in sales.” That may be a question that no one with an iPhone 4S has ever asked. But for at least one plaintiff in San Francisco, it’s a question that Siri should answer honestly. When the iPhone 4S was first released one of the biggest innovations was the voice-activated search…

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  • September 18, 2012
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When does a joke stop being a joke and start being false advertising? That’s what one law student is about to find out. Pocket Now reported that Sean DeVries has filed suit against Apple. He’s arguing that the cute answers Siri gives in response to some queries can mislead consumers. Have you ever asked Siri…

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  • September 18, 2012
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PaidContent has updates on a couple of e-book-related lawsuit stories today. First, Judge Denise Cote has approved the $69 million everyone-but-Minnesota lawsuit settlement with Hachette, HarperCollins, and Simon & Schuster. The payments won’t happen until next year because of a “fairness hearing” to be held on February 8th to allow those opposed to have their…