How Apple Decided it Wanted to Sue Samsung for £1.3 Billion

If you've ever wondered how companies like Apple settle of a figure for which to sue their competitors in the many and varied legal trials you hear about, you're in luck. Court filings have revealed how Apple came to the $2.19 billion (£1.3 billion) sum it's currently pursuing Samsung for. Read More >>

Why the Future of Bitcoin Depends on the Silk Road Trial

Over the weekend, Ross Ulbricht's lawyer, Joshua Dratel, filed a motion asking the court to dismiss all charges against the Silk Road kingpin. It's largely what you'd expect from a bullish defence attorney. But here's the twist: Dratel throws Bitcoin under the bus. Read More >>

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Why We Need to Take Terms and Conditions Way More Seriously

Every time you install a new app on your phone, you have to agree to some terms and conditions—which you do, blindly. But should we be taking those long passages of text more seriously? Read More >>

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Woman Ticketed For Wearing Google Glass While Driving Judged Innocent

Remember the woman who got a ticket for wearing Google Glass while driving? Well, her citation's been dismissed by a San Diego court commissioner, who said he found no proof the device was operating at the time. Read More >>

Architect Sentenced to Year in Jail for Firefighter's Death

There have been plenty of civil cases against architects over the years, for all manner of negligence. But, today, an extremely rare criminal case was decided: An architect was sentenced to a year in prison after pleading no contest to the manslaughter of a Los Angeles firefighter who died while trying to contain a fire in a home the architect had designed for himself and his girlfriend. Read More >>

HTC Woe: One Mini Banned, and Sales of Just 750k Phones in Last Nine Months Revealed

A long-running court battle between HTC and Nokia has just come to a head, with a judge handing down a verdict this morning that bans the sale of the One Mini effective this Friday. Read More >>

John McAfee Now Embroiled in Murdered Neighbour and Dead Dogs Lawsuit

John McAfee, the computer security luminary now better known for the batshit-crazy life he's lived in recent years, is back in the news after the family of a neighbour found murdered have sued him, implicating McAfee in the shooting. Read More >>

Train Upskirt Photo Perv Claims Right to do so Under US Constitution

A Boston man who was rumbled using his phone to take photos up the dress of a lady on a train is claiming he has a right to do so under the country's First Amendment. Because she was in public and not wrapped in a duvet. Read More >>

Anti-Abuse Crusaders Create Virtual Lolita to Trap Kiddie Porn Pervs

Child porn on the Internet is nothing new, but an international organisation, Terre des Hommes, has adopted a novel method for busting the perverts who consume it. Meet Sweetie, the virtual Filipino girl who busted 1,000 Humberts overseas. Read More >>

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You Could Get a Ticket For Wearing Google Glass While Driving

If you're excited at the prospect of wearing Google Glass while you do absolutely everything—from riding the subway to having sex—then you can at least strike driving off the list. Read More >>

'Traffic Light' System May Age-Rate Online Video

Although the age-rating system has long been effective at stopping 14-year-olds from getting an illicit peek at some actresses' knockers, it's fallen down a little when it comes to the likes of YouTube. Thankfully, crowdfunding has ridden to the rescue, with a user-sourced 'traffic light' system being mooted as the saviour of virtue and modesty in this age of decadence. Read More >>

Proof That Some Lawyers Have a Sense of Humour

Lawyers are generally regarded as slightly above pond scum and patent trolls in the morality and humour scales; but if anything will prove that wrong, it's this hilarious letter sent pro bono in response to a cease-and-desist letter, which can only be described as a work of genius. Read More >>

Samsung Legal Win Could Halt US iPhone 4 Sales

Samsung has, to some surprise, won a patent battle against Apple that could see the iPhone 4 and 3G iPad 2 banned from sale in the US. Read More >>

The FBI Has to Give Kim Dotcom His Hard Drives Back

The High Court of New Zealand just ruled that the FBI has to give slews of Kim Dotcom's digital property back to him. The agency—along with officials in New Zealand—screwed up pretty badly, indeed. Read More >>

Judge Rules That Airbnb Is Illegal in New York

Bad news for those seeking or offering cheap accommodation over the internet: a New York judge has determined that Airbnb is illegal in the city. Read More >>

Facebook: Likes Must Have Free-Speech Protection

In a court room in Virginia, Facebook's lawyers are busy arguing that the social network's "Like" feature needs to be recognised with free-speech protection. Yes, just a simple like. Read More >>


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