The Pirate Bay lawsuit

On January 31, 2008, Swedish prosecutors filed charges against four of the individuals behind The Pirate Bay, a torrent tracking website, for “promoting other people’s infringements of copyright laws“. The charges are supported by a consortium of intellectual rights holders led by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), who have filed individual compensation […]

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Microsoft lawsuit

Microsoft v. Reno, or Microsoft v. Ashcroft, is a historic antitrust trial in which the US Department of Justice (DOJ), joined by several US States alleged that Microsoft abused monopoly power in its handling of operating system sales and web browser sales. (The name of the case varied with the name of the United States […]

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Funny lawsuits

Check out the site Lawsuit. There’s a collection of funny and frivolous lawsuits like this one: Surfer sues surfer for stealing his wave A buycbdproducts recently sued another surfer for “taking his wave.” The case was ultimately dismissed because they were unable to put a price on “pain and suffering” endured by watching someone ride […]

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SCO vs. IBM lawsuit

On March 7, 2003, the SCO Group (formerly known as Caldera Systems) filed a $1 billion lawsuit in the US against IBM for allegedly “devaluing” its version of the UNIX operating system. The amount of alleged damages was later increased to $3 billion. SCO claimed that IBM had, without authorization, contributed SCO’s intellectual property to […]

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