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Oracle uses the power of Harry Potter to launch Google API case appeal

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Java API case heading back to courts as Oracle likens copyright infringement to stealing JK Rowling's work
14 Feb 2013

Google built up position with 'illegal network of agreements', claims Microsoft-backed industry group

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Google uses anti-competitive practices to extend dominance from desktop to mobile operating systems, claims Microsoft-backed group
12 Feb 2013

Is 2e2 under investigation by the Serious Fraud Office?

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SFO says it cannot 'confirm or deny' whether it is investigating 2e2, while administrators say 'no comment'
11 Feb 2013

2e2: pay up £1m now or we close the datacentre

Migrating data and software from Gateshead and Reading datacentres could take 16 weeks, claims bust company's administrator
08 Feb 2013

Liquidation looms for 2e2 as administrators make 627 redundant

No buyers interested in purchasing the whole group, reveal administrators
06 Feb 2013

Where next for 2e2’s customers?

Computing speaks to law firm Morrison & Foerster on the legal implications of the reseller’s demise
05 Feb 2013

Exclusive: Unpaid contractor slams 2e2

Directors' assets should be used to pay former employees, says contractor
05 Feb 2013

Customers rush for the exit as 2e2 nears collapse

Potential bidders could be put off by customer exodus
04 Feb 2013

US tech giants criticised for lobbying against EU data privacy laws

Coalition of US privacy bodies and EU representatives slam the likes of Google and Facebook
04 Feb 2013

Antigua seeks WTO permission to host piracy website

Copyright-free website in retaliation against US extra-territorial laws against online gambling
28 Jan 2013

4G launch could see mobile makers sued by software firms, says lawyer

Handset makers must heed lessons of RIM's dispute with Visto after the 3G auction
24 Jan 2013

Banks told to establish social media risk management programme

Draft report from regulator calls for banks to draw up social media policies – even covering employees' personal social media use
24 Jan 2013

Apple CEO Tim Cook to have four hours’ questioning over alleged anti-poaching deals

Google, Intel and others also involved in lawsuit
18 Jan 2013

AMD accuses former execs of stealing 100,000 confidential files before quitting for Nvidia

Chip maker says it has uncovered an 'extraordinary case of misappropriation'
16 Jan 2013

Ericsson sells over 2,000 patents to 'patent troll'

Mobile IP-licensing specialist Unwired Planet will pass on some of the revenues generated to Ericsson
14 Jan 2013

Facebook, Google attack MEP report calling for tougher restrictions on use of personal data

Document urges EU to give its citizens much more control over how their data is exploited
09 Jan 2013

Jury decides Apple’s iPhone infringes patents from Sony, Nokia

Patents held by licencing firm MobileMedia Ideas
14 Dec 2012

MPs warn on 'chilling effect' of proposed anti-trolling law

Defamation Bill would curb online freedom says Joint Committee on Human Rights
12 Dec 2012

US prepared to walk out of ITU talks over internet regulation

US negotiator says America will veto new global telecoms treaty over internet regulations
10 Dec 2012

Samsung appeals against US patent judgment in court

Jury foreman was 'deliberately dishonest' and damages award wrong – Apple says claims 'outrageous'
07 Dec 2012

Analysis: Twitter mob rule

Getting carried away in a 'Twitter lynch mob' could prove very costly for some. But what constitutes a potential libel online? Graeme Burton talks to Addleshaw Goddard libel lawyer David Engel.
29 Nov 2012

Case study: Knowledge management at Slaughter & May

‘Flaky’ Hummingbird replaced by Recommind
15 Nov 2012

Staff emails 'don't belong to the business'

Businesses don't have right of access to staff email – unless they contain confidential or copyrighted information
09 Nov 2012

Kim Dotcom unveils Mega, the 'completely secure' successor to Megaupload

Filesharing site will use encryption to keep users' identity secure
01 Nov 2012