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No penalty for Comcast if merger with Time Warner Cable fails

Comcast has risked almost nothing in its $45.2 billion bid to buy Time Warner Cable, according to a filing with the SEC.

By Mar. 20, 2014


Privacy penalty weighs down Google's French Web site

A court requirement in France results in a prominent block of text telling people about a 150,000-euro fine and a commission's conclusion about how Google violated privacy law.

By Feb. 9, 2014


Switch, he said: T-Mobile will take the penalty for you

CEO John Legere says T-Mobile will ease a major pain point for cell phone owners: it will pay early-termination fees for those who jump from another carrier.

By Jan. 8, 2014


U.S. tells Russia that Snowden won't face death penalty

In a letter to Russia, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder also says Edward Snowden would receive the full protection of the U.S. civilian court.

By Jul. 26, 2013


Court affirms $675,000 penalty in music-downloading case

Joel Tenenbaum, handed a $675,000 penalty for illegally downloading and distributing 31 songs, looks on as court upholds the size of the damages fee. The fee had been lowered once; then reinstated.

By Aug. 23, 2012


EU: Microsoft $1B antitrust penalty stands

The European General Court does lower the fine slightly to $1.07 billion following an antitrust ruling nearly five years ago.

By Jun. 27, 2012


Copyright bill revives Internet 'death penalty'

House members introduce expanded version of the Protect IP Act that would allow authorities to "expel" rogue Web sites from the Internet.

By Oct. 26, 2011


Senate bill amounts to death penalty for Web sites

Protect IP Act requires search engines, some Domain Name System providers, and other Internet companies to "disable access" to Web sites accused of piracy.

By May. 12, 2011


Another game, another used-game penalty

SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALS lets new buyers access free downloadable content via SOCOM Pro, but those who buy a used copy will need to dole out $15 for access to that content.

By Apr. 20, 2011


Pellicle penalty: A dark side to Sony camera design

DxO Labs quantifies how much light is lost to Sony's A33 and A55 cameras' transparent mirror. The sensors are still competitive, though.

By Nov. 3, 2010