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The Internet is Becoming the UK's Preferred Illegal Drug-Buying Option

Forget badgering tramps in underpasses, the new, gentrified way of buying legal and illegal drugs in the UK is online, with the 2014 Global Drug Survey showing we're buying more dodgy prescription and illegal chemistry through the internet than ever before. Read More >>

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Google Has Intervened in the Never-Ending Apple/Samsung Court Battle

The petty squabbling between Apple, Samsung, and countless other phone companies, will not end. It's just lawsuit after lawsuit in a pathetic attempt to gain a pointless moral victory over the competition. Now Google, a company which has mostly stayed out of the whole mess, has come to Samsung's aid to defend the Korean giant from accusations by Apple. Read More >>

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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 >>

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"Legal High" Death Numbers Exaggerated by Common Substance Abusers

The number of people offing themselves by getting carried away with the paint-stripper hybrids has been exaggerated, according to former government drug advisers, who suggest "legal highs" aren't perhaps as dangerous as they're currently portrayed. Read More >>

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Why the Hell Has a US Court Deemed Upskirt Photos Legal?

In disturbing news, the Massachusetts Supreme Court has ruled that it's totally legal to take upskirt photos on public transport. Provided that the victim is wearing underwear. 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 >>

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2013 in Patent Wars, and Which Companies Will be a-Trollin' in 2014

Although you probably wouldn't want to sit next to a 'technical patent litigation specialist' at a dinner party, the patent wars of 2013 had almost all the tension and bad acting of an ITV legal drama -- lengthy motions, last-minute filings, down-to-the-wire bans, a corrupt judge or two, and even a last-minute presidential pardon. Read More >>

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UK's Top Lawyer Wants to Help Keep Our Tweets Legal

If you'd like to keep your tweets on the right side of the law the next time a TV personality in his 70s is rumoured to have been called in for questioning by police, you might want to start following the Attorney General. He'll tweet special advisory notices warning users when subjects are in danger of veering into contempt of court territory. Read More >>

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"Almost Everyone" At Apple Works on iPhone Development

Apple employs some 16,000 people at its Cupertino headquarters, and despite being the makers of tablets, computers, media players and set-top boxes, almost all of its Silicon Valley workers have to devote some time to iPhone development. Read More >>

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Samsung Legal Mistake Breaks Apple/Nokia Patent Secrecy Pact

Samsung's found itself in an odd new legal battle, after it infuriated Apple and Nokia by circulating secret details of a patent deal between its two rivals to around 90 of its staff. Read More >>

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Humourless Carpet Maker Sues Over Amazing Floor Camouflage Cosplay

Guess what? People who design carpet patterns are really protective of their intellectual property on the internet too, as the maker of the above (amazing) carpet-inspired cosplay costume discovered to his cost. Read More >>

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Ministry of Sound Sues Spotify Over Compilation Album-Cloning Playlists

Mainstream dance music behemoth the Ministry of Sound is taking legal action against streaming service Spotify, claiming the creation of playlists by users that clone its compilation albums amounts to copyright infringement. Read More >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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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