More fun with intellectual property

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A cloud hangs over the music industry four years after the copyright trial of No. 1 song where writers Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams, were ordered to pay more than $5 million for copying Marvin Gaye’s disco-era hit “Got to Give It Up.” Questions: According to intellectual property lawyers and music executives interviewed for this… Read more »

Making An Embarrassing Case Disappear?

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According to Michael Devine, a freelance programmer who is one of the four plaintiffs named in the suit against tech giants Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe, the companies are getting off far too lightly. With cash hoards of over $230 billion collectively, the settlement amount of this class action suit was about one-tenth of the… Read more »

Antitrust Hiring Suit Settlement by Technology Companies

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Approximately 64,000 engineers won a victory over their technology companies, but did not win much money. At issue, a class action suit claimed, was an agreement by the four technology giants – Google, Intel, Adobe and Apple – not to poach each others’ employees. The engineers argued that this private old boy’s network agreement caused… Read more »

Online Gambling Settlement

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Poker Stars, the world’s largest poker company and its rival, Full Tilt, agreed to settle federal money laundering and fraud charges by paying hundreds of millions of dollars to reimburse online gamblers. Questions: 1. Who were the founders of these companies and what charges do they face? 2. Through what means did the companies deceive… Read more »