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[News] Intellectual Monopolies Take a Hit at hypePad App, Users

  • Subject: [News] Intellectual Monopolies Take a Hit at hypePad App, Users
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2010 13:46:36 +0100
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Star Trek app for iPad pulled after infringement complaint

,----[ Quote ]
| Although PushyPixels maintains the company 
| did not use any copyright or trademark 
| infringing materials, it killed Captain's 
| Log rather than get into a long, costly 
| legal battle with Paramount.
| A Paramount Pictures spokeswoman, 
| meanwhile, said PushyPixels simply did not 
| have a license for the app, which was 
| similar in design and function to an app - 
| also called "Captain's Log" - that the 
| studio is working on for the iPhone.


Bad Publicity Forces Lawyers Out of Anti File-Sharing Cases

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| A British law firm, which only recently 
| entered the file-sharing settlement letters 
| business, has withdrawn due to masses of 
| bad publicity. Tilly Bailey & Irvine, who 
| tried to rewrite history on its Wikipedia 
| page to remove its connection to this work, 
| say that they fear the rest of their 
| business could be damaged.


TBI Solicitors lost its bottle? â Law firms pulls out of file sharing âventureâ

,----[ Quote ]
| We covered TBI Solicitors in previous 
| articles here.  TBI were the law firm who 
| were the latest crew to enter into the 
| world of warning letters and fines for 
| those suspected of file sharing.
| According to Which? TBI, (which was alleged 
| to be pursuing amongst other material, 
| Adult film titles, now appears to have 
| removed itself from the practice making the 
| comment:
|     We are concerned that the adverse 
|     publicity could affect other areas of 
|     our practice and therefore following 
|     discussions with our clients, we have 
|     reluctantly agreed that we will cease 
|     sending out further letters of claim.



An Open Letter to The United States Trade Representative

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| Recently it was reported in the Guardian,
| an on-line newspaper, that the
| International Intellectual Property
| Alliance (IIPA) is requesting that the
| United States Trade Representative put
| Indonesia, Brazil and India on the "Special
| 301 Watchlist" specifically because those
| countries advocate the use of Free and Open
| Source Software (FOSS) in their economies.
| I have been in the software industry for
| over forty years, as a programmer,
| businessman, educator, author and
| entrepreneur. I have worked in some of the
| largest companies, both as a supplier of
| software and a customer of software.
| I have traveled to two of these three
| countries, and while I have not been to
| Indonesia, I helped formulate the FOSS
| policies of Malaysia, have worked with the
| government of Brazil, and presented many
| times in India. I know their cultures and
| their way of doing business.

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