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Elon Musk: ‘I’m a Fucking Idiot’

Elon Musk admitted he is a “fucking idiot” for smearing a British cave diver that helped save a dozen kids as a “child rapist” in an email to a BuzzFeed reporter, court documents in the ensuing defamation trial show. Read More >>

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Eminem’s Publisher Sues Spotify, Says It Pretended It Didn’t Know Who Held Rights to ‘Lose Yourself’

Rapper Eminem’s publisher is suing Spotify, claiming that the music streaming giant is infringing on hundreds of his copyrights as well as “challenging the constitutionality of a recently passed music licensing law,” the Hollywood Reporter wrote on Wednesday. Read More >>

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Qualcomm Scored £3.4 Billion or More in Settlement With Apple

Semiconductor and telecommunications equipment manufacturer Qualcomm said on Wednesday it will take home a one-time payment of between $4.5 billion to $4.7 billion (£3.45bn to £3.6bn) from its settlement with tech giant Apple over the next quarter, the New York Times reported. Read More >>

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Facebook Is Suing Four Chinese Companies for Allegedly Selling Fake Accounts

Facebook is suing four companies and three individuals based in China it alleges have been creating and “promoting the sale of fake accounts, likes and followers” on Facebook and its subsidiary Instagram, as well as other social media sites, the company announced on Friday. In addition to the alleged efforts to create fraudulent accounts, Facebook said the companies infringed on its trademarks and engaged in domain squatting. Read More >>

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Qualcomm Is Asking for Regulators to Impose an Import Ban on Some Models of iPhones

Chip manufacturer Qualcomm, which is locked in a bitter patent battle with tech giant Apple that has yet to go to trial, is asking U.S. trade officials to reverse a court ruling and impose a ban on imports of some iPhones, Reuters reported on Tuesday. Read More >>

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Advertisers Suing Facebook Allege It May Have Committed Fraud on Video Ad Metrics

A group of advertisers suing social-media giant Facebook in California over bungled video metrics now alleges in court filings that the platform failed to disclose data errors in a manner that could “[rise] to the level of fraud and may warrant punitive damages,” according to Ars Technica. Read More >>

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Led Zeppelin Climbing the Stairway to Appeals Court

The long-running case between Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page and the estate of fellow 60s rocker Randy Wolfe is about to be kicked back into life again, despite appearing to end a couple of years ago. Read More >>

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The Government is Launching a Dedicated Court for Cybercrimes

Cybercrime is becoming an increasing problem all over the world, but there are problems with it not being treated as important as 'real crime' that involves people stealing from one another in person, then attacking a nightclub DJ because he wouldn't play the song you desperately wanted to hear five times in a row. Now the government has announced London will be getting a new court specifically for dealing with cases of cybercrime (and fraud). Read More >>

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E-Waste Innovator Will Go to Jail for Making Windows Restore Disks That Only Worked With Valid Licenses

California man Eric Lundgren, an electronic waste entrepreneur who produced tens of thousands of Windows restore disks intended to extend the lifespan of ageing computers, lost a federal appeals court case in Miami, Florida after it ruled “he had infringed Microsoft’s products to the tune of $700,000 [£502,400],” the Washington Post reported on Tuesday. Read More >>

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Apple Ordered to Pay Patent Troll VirnetX Over £350 Million in iMessage, FaceTime, and VPN Lawsuit

A federal jury in Texas has ordered Apple to pay out $502.6 million (£354.1 million) to VirtnetX Holding Corp., the kind of company often referred to as a patent troll, in the eighth year of contentious legal battles between the two companies, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday. Read More >>

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Uber’s Not Leaving London Until Next April or June or Never

The court battle between London and Uber for the right to run app-controlled taxis about the city has kicked off today, with the expensive lawyers beginning their opening arguments. Read More >>

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Waymo Wants to Delay Its October 11th Court Date With Uber

Waymo, the self-driving car company spun off of Google’s parent company Alphabet in 2016, scored a major win earlier this month when a federal appeals court ordered Uber to hand over secret documentation related to the two company’s ongoing legal battle. Read More >>

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English and Welsh Courts Move Online in £1bn Digital Justice Scheme

A shakeup of the court system in England and Wales is going ahead following successful trials, with more pre-recorded testimonies to be used and an option introduced for those happy to admit to being guilty able to log their confessions and be punished through the internet. Read More >>

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Intel Lawyers Tell John McAfee He Can’t Call His Company ‘John McAfee’

Sometimes, all a man has in this world is his name, but according to Intel, antivirus pioneer and living cautionary tale John McAfee doesn’t even have that. Read More >>

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Slow-motion Court Replays Make Crime Look Worse

Researchers looking into the use of slow-motion replays of violent crimes caught on CCTV say the practise may be making the crimes appear worse than they really were, thanks to the way slow-motion clips appear to drag out the attack and let viewers see more intent than may have been there in the first place. Read More >>