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EU software liability law could divide open source

The European Commission is proposing that software companies be held liable in Europe for the security and efficacy of their products. How would this affect ISVs?

By June 11, 2009


EC takes three steps back on software liability

The European Commission wants to regulate software through new liability laws, but could do far more good by simply ensuring open markets.

By May 12, 2009


Legal liability for YouTube viewers

Users of YouTube and other video-sharing sites could face $750 per clip penalties if they have watched a video that was uploaded without the copyright holder's permission.

By May 14, 2008


Q&A: Red Hat CEO believes Delta past isn't a liability

Jim Whitehurst, 40, thinks his experience as Delta's COO will help him turn Red Hat into a big company. Also, he talks the open-source talk.

By January 4, 2008


Correction: Apple stock

The original version of this story incorrectly accounted restricted stock payments of exercise price or tax liability as sales.

By June 21, 2013


HTC nixed WP8 handset over Microsoft's display guidelines -- report

The phone maker reportedly believed that the lower resolution supported by Windows Phone 8 would be a liability on the market.

By December 17, 2012


YouTube defeats Viacom copyright lawsuit -- again

For the second time in the past three years, a judge rules YouTube is protected from liability for illegally uploaded videos by the DMCA's "safe harbor" provisions.

By April 18, 2013


Australia hits Apple with $28.5 million bill for back taxes

Apple is getting slapped with the bill after the country has taken aim at complex tax structures meant to shelter revenue from tax liability.

By November 16, 2012


How to retweet without needing a lawyer

Experts agree that retweeting another's defamatory or libelous post can open Twitter users up to legal liability. The odds are slim, but here is how to protect yourself against a lawsuit.

By November 30, 2012


Unfriend: What drove Zuck to fire Saverin

Facebook co-founder Saverin dragged his feet in re-forming the company as a Delaware limited-liability corporation, a necessary step for raising money.

By May 15, 2012