Google Avoids German Link Tax
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 01, 2013
The search engine will be allowed to use short snippets of text from news media without paying copyright fees.
Tags: Google, Copyright
Google Launches Public Fight Against German Ancillary Copyright Law
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 27, 2012
The search giant opposes legislation that would require search engines to pay newspapers for linking to their content.
Tags: legislation, search, Google, Copyright
No Patent Lawsuit Settlement for Apple and Samsung
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 21, 2012
The CEOs talked but couldn't reach an agreement.
Tags: patent lawsuit, Samsung, Apple, infringement, settlement, Copyright
Google Joins Copyright Police Force
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 13, 2012
If websites receive a lot of copyright infringement notices, Google will lower them in search rankings.
Tags: Copyright, rankings, search, Google, infringement
Google Prevails Over Oracle in Java API, Android Copyright Case
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published June 01, 2012
You can't copyright APIs, says the judge.
Tags: Java, lawsuit, Android, API, Google, Oracle, Copyright
YouTube Opens Up to Longer Videos
By David Needle | Article Published December 09, 2010
Select users will be able to exceed the current 15 minute upload limit on YouTube. Will employee productivity take a hit?
Tags: streaming video, Google, Copyright, YouTube, video stream
Senate Panel Passes Controversial Online Piracy Bill
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published November 18, 2010
Legislation that would crack down on websites engaging in trafficking of counterfeit goods and pirated content heads to the Senate floor amid heated opposition from digital-rights groups.
Tags: intellectual property, downloads, Copyright, IP, privacy
Diluted ACTA IP Accord Offers Consolation to Digital-Rights Groups
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published October 08, 2010
With the final draft of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement now available to the public, interested parties evaluate the impact on Internet service providers.
Tags: digital asset protection, Copyright, IP, piracy, intellectual property
White House IP Boss: Digital Piracy Costs U.S. Jobs
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published October 05, 2010
Linking IP enforcement with the economic recovery, Victoria Espinel has high hopes for the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement as the final draft nears completion and public release.
Tags: Copyright, ACTA, intellectual property, IP, piracy
RIAA Wants Piracy on the Table in Net Neutrality Talks
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published August 20, 2010
Trade groups representing segments in the music industry want Google to consider techniques to curb piracy as it moves forward with its broadband policy work.
Tags: Net Neutrality, Copyright, Google, RIAA, IP
Comcast Set to Enter Copyright Wars
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published January 27, 2010
By merging distribution with content, Comcast-NBC merger would up the ante on piracy deterrence for the cable giant.
Tags: Net Neutrality, Copyright, Comcast, piracy, NBC
Apple Sued by Nokia
By - Reuters | Article Published October 23, 2009
Claiming patent infringement, Nokia accused the iPhone maker of trying to hitch a "free-ride" on its technology investments.
Tags: iPhone, Copyright, Apple, Nokia, partner
Apple Looks Rosy, But iPhone Questions Linger
By - Reuters | Article Published October 19, 2009
Even with optimistic earnings expectations, Apple must generate some robust iPhone sales figures.
Tags: Google, Blackberry, iPhone, Copyright, RIM
Google to Open Online E-Book Store
By - Reuters | Article Published October 15, 2009
Google expects to have approximately a half million e-books available by early in 2010.
Tags: Copyright, Google, search, smartphones, Amazon
Microsoft Debuts New Cell Phone Software
By - Reuters | Article Published October 06, 2009
The new software takes aim at the Blackberry and the iPhone.
Tags: Blackberry, Microsoft, iPhone, Windows, Copyright
MSFT Hopes to Stay Word Injunction
By - Reuters | Article Published August 19, 2009
The software giant has filed a motion to continue to allow it sell all of its version of Word.
Tags: Copyright, software, XML, media, Microsoft
Facebook Takes on Twitter, Google
By - Reuters | Article Published August 17, 2009
Facebook is expanding its reach into a variety of online activities, putting it on a collision course with some top Web contenders.
Tags: Facebook, services, Copyright, search, Google
IBM to use DNA in Microchips
By - Reuters | Article Published August 17, 2009
Artificial DNA nanostructures, or "DNA origami" may provide a cheap framework on which to build tiny microchips, according to a paper in the journal Nature Nanotechnology.
Tags: Copyright, media, international, IBM, chips
Judge Blocks MSFT Word Sales
By - Reuters | Article Published August 13, 2009
A U.S. district court in Texas ruled against Microsoft, issuing an injunction preventing the company from selling versions of Word that contain the disputed patent technology.
Tags: Copyright, Word, Microsoft, software, Vista
IBM Exec Selected to Head Patent Office
By Christopher Saunders | Article Published June 21, 2009
The news is considered a positive for the IT industry.
Tags: policy, Patent Reform, Senate, Congress, Copyright
iPhone Crowds Fairly Small
By - Reuters | Article Published June 19, 2009
Some lines appear in front of Apple and AT&T stores, but nothing like the iPhone's debut.
Tags: Copyright, consumer, Mac, iPhone, Blackberry
Interview with Pirate Party Leader: "These are Crucial Freedoms"
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published June 16, 2009
A political party that advocates for the free and open source software community has become the third largest Swedish party.
Tags: free software, software, open source, Copyright
Sweden 'Free Web' Party Scores EU Seat
By - Reuters | Article Published June 08, 2009
Pleasing those who want everything to be free on the Net, Sweden's Pirate Party won a seat in the European Parliament.
Tags: Copyright, media, Internet, IT, music
Cheap Smartphones are Hot Sellers
By - Reuters | Article Published April 15, 2009
Amid the recession, cell phone vendors are seeing robust sales of low-end but still highly capable mobile units.
Tags: Copyright, voice, smartphones, iPhone, Blackberry
Source: Steve Jobs Continues Key Role at Apple
By - Reuters | Article Published April 13, 2009
A recent news report indicates that the Apple executive's role in the firm is little diminished by his medical leave.
Tags: Copyright, iPhone, Apple, media
Bruce Perens: Microsoft and TomTom Settle, Justice and Linux Lose
By Bruce Perens | Article Published April 01, 2009
The outcome of the Microsoft-TomTom legal confrontation raises questions about the effect of patents on software innovation.
Tags: Copyright, GPL, Microsoft, Linux, open source
ISPs' Denial of Deal With RIAA Won't Quell Rumor
By Chris Nerney | Article Published March 27, 2009
ISPs' Denial of Deal With RIAA Won't Quell Rumor
Tags: ISPs, lawsuits, Copyright, Comcast, RIAA, music industry
Skype Goes After Corporate Market
By - Reuters | Article Published March 23, 2009
The popular Internet calling software will now connect with corporate phone systems.
Tags: services, software, media, Copyright, international
TomTom Sues Microsoft on Patent Infringement
By - Reuters | Article Published March 20, 2009
Dutch navigation device maker TomTom has filed a countersuit against Microsoft Corp, accusing the U.S. company of violating three of its patents.
Tags: Copyright, IT, Microsoft, open source, international
Apple 10-Inch Touchscreen Coming?
By - Reuters | Article Published March 12, 2009
Nothing confirmed, but Apple will apparently take delivery of 10-inch touchscreens soon.
Tags: smartphones, IT, Copyright, Apple, media
TomTom to Fight Microsoft Lawsuit
By - Reuters | Article Published February 26, 2009
Yet some industry observers suggest that the GPS maker will actually settle with Microsoft.
Tags: Microsoft, international, media, Copyright, software
Authors to Kindle: Please Shut Up
By Judy Mottl | Article Published February 15, 2009
Copyright concerns prompt a writers' advocacy group to push for disabling the text-to-voice feature.
Tags: Kindle, services, Copyright, Google, voice
Bruce Perens: Combining GPL and Proprietary Software
By Bruce Perens | Article Published February 09, 2009
Manufacturers and the broader sector of embedded systems must cope with the problem of how to combine the GPL Linux kernel and software that isn't Open Source. How does one do that legally?
Tags: GPL, Copyright, server, Linux, open source
Ponzi Scam Victims Fight Back Online
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published February 03, 2009
The Madoff Ponzi scandal leads to some preventive turns online.
Tags: international, economy, IT, media, Copyright
Google's Warning Message Sent by Mistake
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published February 02, 2009
Users were told the site they were looking for may harm their computer.
Tags: Google, search, Copyright, software, media
Investors Could Sue Apple Over Jobs' Health
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published January 16, 2009
Investors are seeing red about the about-face they got regarding the CEO's health inside of a week.
Tags: support, IT, media, Copyright, Dell
Google Combats Microsoft Using Resellers
By - Reuters | Article Published January 14, 2009
Web search leader Google Inc took another step on Wednesday toward direct competition with Microsoft Corp by recruiting IT resellers to market its Web-based applications to business clients.
Tags: Microsoft, services, search, Google, Copyright
China Shuts Down 91 Web Sites
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published January 12, 2009
Political blogs are lumped in with sites for porn and other 'vulgar' content in China's latest 'morality' push.
Tags: policy, Google, Microsoft, media, Copyright
OpenOffice.org vs. Go-OO: Cutting through the Gordian Knot
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published January 07, 2009
Does the posturing around OpenOffice reflect sincere concern for the project or merely self-interested jockeying by competitors?
Tags: Copyright, Novell, OpenOffice.org, developer, Linux
Apple Bitten by Latest Rumors on Jobs's Health
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published December 31, 2008
Is the Apple chief's exit from MacWorld due to poor health?
Tags: technology, media, Copyright, InternetNews.com, IT
The Reluctant Lawsuit: The FSF Pursues Its Claim Against Cisco
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published December 16, 2008
The Free Software Foundation attempted to avoid litigation with Cisco, yet finally concluded it was the only option.
Tags: Linux, Cisco, FSF, GPL, Copyright
Toshiba to Cut Flash Chip Output
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published December 09, 2008
Lower gadget demand forcing Toshiba to trim flash chip production.
Tags: Samsung, media, Copyright, semiconductor, IT
Web Sales Inch up on Black Friday
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published December 01, 2008
Retail and Web sales were up by a little at the traditional start of the holiday shopping season.
Tags: Office, economy, traffic, media, Copyright
After a Quarter Century of Windows
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published November 13, 2008
Twenty-five years after Microsoft chairman Gates announced the first version of Windows, it remains dominant. Pundits weigh in.
Tags: Copyright, Microsoft, services, Windows, Vista
Tech Sector Hit By Intel Warning
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published November 13, 2008
Shares of other tech companies, including Microsoft, dropped after Intels news.
Tags: Microsoft, Intel, chips, consumer, Copyright
MySpace Could Develop Digital Music Player
By - Reuters | Article Published November 07, 2008
MySpace, the popular online social network owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp, could develop a digital music player in the future, pitting it against Apple Inc's hot-selling iPod.
Tags: social networking, services, Copyright, Facebook, MySpace
Nintendo sees overseas DSi launch by next summer
By - Reuters | Article Published October 31, 2008
Japanese video game maker Nintendo Co Ltd will likely launch a new model of its top-selling handheld player, the DS, in overseas markets by the summer of 2009, President Satoru Iwata said.
Tags: Copyright, media, software, Microsoft, video
Sony Recalls PC Batteries
By - Reuters | Article Published October 31, 2008
Sony Corp said five PC makers including Hewlett-Packard Co and Toshiba Corp will recall 100,000 computer battery packs made by the Japanese electronics maker due to a fire hazard.
Tags: HP, IT, Copyright, Dell, media
Looking for a Halloween scare? Try the newest videogames
By - Reuters | Article Published October 30, 2008
Looking for more than ghosts and ghouls to liven up Halloween? The latest videogames are offering plenty of scary options and new terror is waiting just around the corner.
Tags: software, virus, developer, marketing, Copyright
Chinese surfers see red over Microsoft black-outs
By - Reuters | Article Published October 23, 2008
Chinese Internet users have expressed fury at Microsoft's launch of an anti-piracy tool targeting Chinese computer users to ensure they buy genuine software.
Tags: Copyright, media, software, Microsoft, Windows
Apple to Unveil New or Updated Laptops on Oct 14
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published October 10, 2008
Apple Inc will unveil its updated laptops on October 14 and they may cost less, but analysts say the company's drooping stock has already taken any change into account.
Tags: stocks, IT, media, Copyright, chips
Fears Spread About Online Bank Runs
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published October 08, 2008
With the rise in Internet banking, officials at home and abroad caution about how rapidly Web users can spur massive withdrawals after a loss of confidence in their bank.
Tags: server, consumer, policy, media, Copyright
SAP Sees Drop-off in Software Sales
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published October 07, 2008
German software maker SAP AG warned that its sales had abruptly dropped off in the last two weeks of September
Tags: Copyright, Oracle, Cisco, IBM, Microsoft
Bruce Perens: A Big Change for Open Source
By Bruce Perens | Article Published October 02, 2008
In a historic first, a recent legal case creates a solid foundation for the protection of open source developers.
Tags: open source, Copyright, Linux
Flash Video Glitch Allows Free Movie Downloads
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published September 27, 2008
A security hole in Adobe's ubiquitous online technology could open the door to swiping movies from Amazon's streaming video service.
Tags: Google, video, services, DRM, Copyright
Report: US Mobile Users Text More than Talk
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published September 23, 2008
The number of texts handled per person appears to decline with age, according to Nielson figures.
Tags: Verizon, voice, carriers, Copyright, wireless
The Pitfalls of Open Source Litigation
By Richard Adhikari | Article Published August 08, 2008
Some large companies try to sidestep the tangled web of licenses that apply to open source software.
Tags: open source, server, InternetNews.com, Copyright, software
Verdict in Novell/SCO Case a Mixed Bag
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published July 19, 2008
it's unclear how happy Novell will be about the verdict in its legal clash with SCO.
Tags: IBM, Novell, Copyright, Microsoft, Linux
Sony's U.S. Gadget Demand Good Despite Rising Costs
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 02, 2008
Sony Corp is seeing little or no sign of softer demand among U.S. consumers for its range of digital TVs, cameras and computer goods despite a weakening economy.
Tags: media, stocks, Copyright, consumer, video
Looking Back as Gates' Exit Nears
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published June 27, 2008
With a new focus on philanthropy, Microsoft's iconic chairman prepares to leave day-to-day operations at the software colossus he co-founded.
Tags: programming, IBM, Microsoft, Copyright, antitrust
Enterprises Face Barrage of Software Audits
By Richard Adhikari | Article Published June 18, 2008
As piracy increases, software vendors eye new sources of money.
Tags: InternetNews.com, Copyright, management, software, Microsoft
Healthy VoIP Nets�Network Management Architectures: RADCOM
By Mark A. Miller | Article Published May 01, 2008
RADCOM's tools continually monitor all network traffic, giving complete visibility into VoIP services running on the network
Tags: Oracle, VoIP, voice, services, Copyright
Richard Stallman, Live and Unplugged
By James Maguire | Article Published March 31, 2008
At a university talk, the forefather of GNU/Linux has a spirited argument with a developer, then sits down for an interview that covers the GPL, his regrets about Debian, and why he loves to protest.
Tags: Copyright, Linux, DRM