Archive for category: law

Survey: 18% of Internet Users Have Had Personal Information Stolen Online
/ April 14, 2014 4:13 pm
Survey: 18% of Internet Users Have Had Personal Information Stolen Online

Eighteen percent of U.S. Internet users have had important personal information, such as Social Security numbers and credit card and bank account information, stolen as a result of their online activities, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center's Internet Project. . Read More

Google and TiVo to Present at “CES on the Hill”
/ April 11, 2014 2:58 pm
Google and TiVo to Present at “CES on the Hill”

Google and TiVo, will be among 20 main presenters at the Consumer Electronics Association's "CES on the Hill" event, which lets Washington lawmakers meet with technology companies and try products at the center of policy debates. Read More

Former MP3Tunes Chief Hit With Estimated $41 Million Copyright Verdict
/ March 27, 2014 4:11 pm
Former MP3Tunes Chief Hit With Estimated $41 Million Copyright Verdict

Former MP3Tunes CEO Michael Robertson was found liable for copyright infringement based on copyrights owned by record companies and music publishers once part of EMI Group Ltd. While the exact amount of the damages awarded is unknown, Luke Platzer, a lawyer for EMI, estimated the cost at $41 million. . Read More

Ben Sherwood to Succeed Anne Sweeney as Co-Chairman of ABC Mediaworks & President of Disney/ABC Television
/ March 25, 2014 2:47 pm
Ben Sherwood to Succeed Anne Sweeney as Co-Chairman of ABC Mediaworks & President of Disney/ABC Television

The Walt Disney Company [NYSE: DIS] today announced that ABC News President Ben Sherwood will assume the title of co-chairman, Disney Media Networks and president, Disney/ABC Television Group on February 1, 2015. Anne Sweeney, Co-Chair, Disney Media Networks and President, Disney/ABC Television Group, will remain in that capacity through January 2015. . Read More

Ex-MP3tunes Chief Found Liable in Copyright Infingement Case
/ March 20, 2014 6:01 pm
Ex-MP3tunes Chief Found Liable in Copyright Infingement Case

Reuters reports that a federal court jury in Manhattan has found Michael Robertson, former MP3tunes chief executive, and the defunct San Diego-based company liable on various claims of copyright infringement based on copyrights associated with artists including The Beatles, Coldplay and David Bowie, once part of EMI Group Ltd. . Read More

Price-Fixing Settlement Could Mean Windfall for Electronics Consumers
/ March 6, 2014 4:02 pm
Price-Fixing Settlement Could Mean Windfall for Electronics Consumers

Anyone who purchased electronic equipment such as computers, printers, DVD players and video game consoles between 1998-2002 could be in for a windfall under a new $310 million price fixing settlement. The case, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, alleges that 12 manufacturers of DRAM (Dynamic Random Access Memory) chips, including Samsung, Micron, Hynix, Infineon and NEC, artificially inflated prices, forcing consumers to overpay for products. Read More

Digital Entertainment World Wrap Report
/ February 21, 2014 8:46 am
Digital Entertainment World Wrap Report

Digital Entertainment World (DEW), the global event marketplace for executives focused on monetizing digital content, yesterday wrapped up its inaugural conference, which took place February 18-20, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. During the unique three-day event, DEW offered 100+ sessions featuring more than 350 notable speakers from leading companies that have a stake in the digital video, music, publishing and/or game industries. Read More

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