intellectual property

US files Kim Dotcom extradition papers
Jail
public sector

US files Kim Dotcom extradition papers

The US wants Kim Dotcom and three of his Megaupload associates to face charges on American turf.
5 Mar 2012
UK court throws out Google libel case
Court
public sector

UK court throws out Google libel case

The High Court says Google cannot be held accountable for comments posted on its blogging service.
5 Mar 2012
ACTA legality set for EU court scrutiny
ACTA
public sector

ACTA legality set for EU court scrutiny

The European Court of Justice is being asked to look into the legality of the controversial parts of ACTA.
22 Feb 2012
Microsoft files Motorola competition complaint in EU
Boxing gloves
public sector

Microsoft files Motorola competition complaint in EU

Motorola is coming under fire for allegedly asserting FRAND patents in litigation against competitors.
22 Feb 2012
Pirate Bay UK future in doubt after High Court decision
Pirate Bay
public sector

Pirate Bay UK future in doubt after High Court decision

A judge says the Pirate Bay infringes copyrights of major record labels.
20 Feb 2012
ACTA: the basics, the controversies, and the future
Intellectual property
Policy & legislation

ACTA: the basics, the controversies, and the future

At the end of January, 22 countries signed up to ACTA. But what is it, and how will it be affecting you? Simon Brew has been finding out.
6 Feb 2012
Intel splashes $120 million on RealNetworks patents
Deal
Software

Intel splashes $120 million on RealNetworks patents

Intel gets patents and software in a $120 million deal with the RealPlayer owner.
27 Jan 2012
Wikipedia plans blackout despite Sopa shelving
US Senate
public sector

Wikipedia plans blackout despite Sopa shelving

Sopa has been shelved, yet Wikipedia will still carry out its blackout tomorrow.
17 Jan 2012
Murdoch claims Google is 'piracy leader'
Google
public sector

Murdoch claims Google is 'piracy leader'

Rupert Murdoch accuses Google of being a 'piracy leader' as it streams movies for free and sells adverts around them.
16 Jan 2012
Sheffield student faces extradition over 'piracy'
Piracy
public sector

Sheffield student faces extradition over 'piracy'

A judge rules Richard O'Dwyer can be extradited to the US where he is alleged to have breached copyright law.
16 Jan 2012
Google acquires 217 IBM patents
Google
Business strategy

Google acquires 217 IBM patents

Google adds to its intellectual property portfolio with a tonne of fresh IBM patents.
4 Jan 2012
2011: The year in news
2011
Security

2011: The year in news

We take a look back at a year which saw corporate carnage, industry in-fighting and the passing of an industry legend.
28 Dec 2011
How the Data Protection Act's death will punish the UK
Data protection
Security

How the Data Protection Act's death will punish the UK

If the UK hands over data protection duties to the EU, it will scare off future foreign investment, says Tom Brewster.
7 Dec 2011
Kaspersky quits BSA over US piracy law support
Kaspersky
Security

Kaspersky quits BSA over US piracy law support

The Russian security company doesn't like the BSA's stance on the US Stop Online Piracy Act.
6 Dec 2011
EU rules ISPs can't be forced to filter pirated content
legal hammer
intellectual property

EU rules ISPs can't be forced to filter pirated content

ISPs shouldn't be made to monitor their traffic in order to spot IP infringements, the EU has ruled.
28 Nov 2011
Kroes speech fuels copyright debate
copyright
intellectual property

Kroes speech fuels copyright debate

Digital agenda champion slams “straitjacket” of single model and calls on IT industry to find “transparent” tracking technologies.
21 Nov 2011
Companies flock to Tech City
Tech City
public sector

Companies flock to Tech City

The Prime Minister praises Tech City on its first birthday after a year that has seen 600 companies set up shop in the cluster.
11 Nov 2011
BT asked to sink The Pirate Bay
BT centre
public sector

BT asked to sink The Pirate Bay

The telecoms giant is asked to block The Pirate Bay, days after being given a deadline to prevent access to Newzbin 2.
7 Nov 2011
US accuses China and Russia of widespread cyber espionage
Cyber spy
Security

US accuses China and Russia of widespread cyber espionage

China and Russia are singled out for their cyber espionage efforts in a report sent to US Congress.
4 Nov 2011
Apple/Samsung patent hearing set for 25 August
legal hammer
intellectual property

Apple/Samsung patent hearing set for 25 August

German court sets Samsung/Apple hearing for later this month.
12 Aug 2011
Tech community urges Hargreaves report adoption
Intellectual Property
intellectual property

Tech community urges Hargreaves report adoption

The Coalition for the Digital Economy calls on the Government to adopt recommendations from the Hargreaves IP report.
4 Jul 2011
Oracle and Google lock horns over $2.6bn Java infringement
legal hammer
intellectual property

Oracle and Google lock horns over $2.6bn Java infringement

Google facing $2.6bn claim from Oracle over Java.
30 Jun 2011
Apple and Nokia end patent dispute
Handshake
Mobile

Apple and Nokia end patent dispute

Apple is to pay Nokia undisclosed amounts of money, as their bitter patent dispute comes to an end.
14 Jun 2011
World IPv6 Day: Why should you care?
IPv6
Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6)

World IPv6 Day: Why should you care?

With World IPv6 Day fully underway, we look at why your business should take note.
8 Jun 2011