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High Court's violent-game sales ruling: Why now?

Pending Supreme Court ruling comes as tech enhancements bring gaming to the mainstream, but consultant Larry Downes argues the pace of legal change can't keep up with technological change.

By November 2, 2010


Vimeo courts filmmakers with larger upload limits

An announcement at CES trade show Wednesday makes it possible for Vimeo videos to be up to 2.5 hours long, making it a more appealing option for filmmakers.

By January 5, 2011


Assange can be freed on bail, court rules

U.K. prosecutors lose their bid to prevent Julian Assange, editor of WikiLeaks, from being released on bail while his extradition to Sweden on sex crimes charges is determined.

By December 16, 2010


U.S. appeals court backs Blizzard in WoW bot case

The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals largely upholds an earlier decision, but it rules that the maker of Glider software violated a contractual covenant.

By December 15, 2010


Appeals court: Feds need warrants for e-mail

Rebuffing the Justice Department, judges insist on warrants because e-mail records give police "the ability to peer deeply" into someone's activities.

By December 14, 2010


High court rejects Tiffany's appeal in eBay suit

The U.S. Supreme Court dismisses the jewelry maker's appeal of a 2008 ruling in favor of eBay in a trademark infringement suit.

By November 30, 2010


EFF to courts: Don't name alleged porn pirates

Watchdog groups are imploring federal courts in Texas and West Virginia from allowing adult-film studios to name accused file sharers without proving their guilt first.

By November 29, 2010


Supreme Court to hear Microsoft I4i patent appeal

Microsoft's fight with Canadian company I4i over a patent has been given life once again, with the high court agreeing to hear Microsoft's appeal.

By November 29, 2010


Judge says Internet threatens fair trials as Twitter Joke trial goes to high court

The most senior judge in the land has warned that Google and Twitter are threatening the justice system, while the Twitter joke trial of Paul Chamber is also heading for the High Court.

By November 22, 2010


Gawker yanks Palin excerpt after court order

Hope you've sated your curiosity about Sarah Palin's upcoming book: Gawker Media has pulled its excerpt following a HarperCollins suit and a federal court order.

By November 20, 2010