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Appeals court overturns conviction of AT&T hacker 'Weev'

A federal appeals court rules that Andrew "Weev" Auernheimer was tried in the wrong state and overturns his conviction under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

By Apr. 11, 2014

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Appeals court considers Oracle's Java copyright claims

Oracle is appealing a judge's ruling last year that its APIs were not copyrightable, which led to the dismissal of claims against Google.

By Dec. 4, 2013

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Appeals court orders YouTube to take down anti-Islamic film

Court orders "Innocence of Muslims," the controversial film that ignited international protest, to be removed from Google's video service.

By Feb. 26, 2014

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Eolas' 'Interactive Web' patents invalid, appeals court affirms

The patents were used to extract hundreds of millions from tech companies online video streaming and search results suggestions.

By Jul. 22, 2013

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Appeals court OKs Facebook Beacon $9.5M settlement

The legal fight over Facebook Beacon's privacy issues may finally come to an end as the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals approves the settlement.

By Feb. 27, 2013

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Appeals court strikes down FCC's Net neutrality rules

Broadband providers aren't "common carriers," court says, and that makes all the difference in a decision certain to shake up the fixed broadband and wireless industries.

By Jan. 14, 2014

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Apple didn't infringe on Google patent, appeals court says

The US Court of Appeals says the Cupertino, Calif.-based company didn't violate a patent owned by Google's Motorola Mobility when developing the iPhone.

By Jan. 10, 2014

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AT&T iPad hacker appeals conviction

Andrew "Weev" Auernheimer argues that accessing a non-password protected portion of AT&T's Web site did not violate the law because the information was freely available on the Internet.

By Jul. 2, 2013

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Sex offenders have right to tweet, appeals court says

Indiana law banning sex offenders from social networks restricts "far more speech than necessary" and is unconstitutional, federal appeals court says.

By Jan. 23, 2013

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Appeals court nixes a Galaxy Nexus ban requested by Apple

The ruling reverses a lower-court sales ban on the Samsung smartphone, one based on the likelihood that Apple would prevail in a patent lawsuit.

By Oct. 11, 2012