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AOL, Microsoft and Facebook trade patents


As technology companies continue battling to bolster their IP rights, Microsoft paid AOL around $1 billion for 925 patents in April 2012.

Thousands accused of Hurt Locker piracy


The makers of Oscar-winning movie The Hurt Locker have demanded that the identities of more than 2,500 individuals who allegedly downloaded the film illegally should be released.

Twitter to hand patents to inventors


Micro-blogging website Twitter plans to hand more control of its patents to the designers and engineers behind the innovations, rather than the company as a whole.

Book publisher demands BitTorrent jury trial


A global book publisher has demanded that four people face piracy charges for allegedly using peer-to-peer network BitTorrent to share its titles online.

EU data protection body warns over ACTA


An independent data protection body in the EU has warned that proposed anti-counterfeiting and piracy legislation could breach privacy provisions under the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).

iiNet not liable for online piracy


Copyright owners have lamented a decision by the Australian High Court, which ruled that Internet service provider (ISP) iiNet did not authorise copyright infringement by its users.

YouTube loses GEMA court battle


A German court has forced YouTube to remove seven copyrighted music clips and said it is responsible for content posted by users.

Rugby joins the game


In other gTLD news, the International Rugby Board (IRB) confirmed that it has applied to operate the .rugby domain.

Deloitte confirms .brand gTLD application


Multinational auditing company Deloitte has confirmed that it has applied to operate a .deloitte generic top-level domain (gTLD).

CJEU rules on keywords jurisdiction dispute


Keyword advertising disputes can be heard by courts either in the country the disputed trademark is registered in, or the country the advertiser is located in, the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) has ruled.

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