WASHINGTON, Dec 4- A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday closely questioned Google's claim that Oracle does not enjoy copyright protection over certain parts of the Java programming language.» Read More
NEW YORK, Sept 23- A federal judge on Monday appeared to favor Google Inc's legal defense of its digital books project, which could imperil efforts by authors seeking to block it. Google, based in Mountain View, California, has scanned more than 20 million books since its 2004 agreement with libraries worldwide to digitize books.
The Village People's original singer has regained control over songs written for the group 35 years later. CNBC's Jane Wells has the details and Victor Willis, original singer for the Village People, explains his battle for the copyrights.
NEW YORK, Sept 9- Marvel Comics has agreed to settle a lawsuit by a comic book writer who sued the publisher over the copyright to the flaming-skulled character Ghost Rider.
NEW YORK, July 29- The Associated Press and news aggregator Meltwater News Service have ended their copyright dispute, which had drawn close scrutiny within the media industry because of its potential impact on how news is distributed online.
China has overtaken the United States to become the world's biggest processor of patent applications, giving an innovative edge to Beijing's economic and industrial clout.
Ericsson, the world's biggest telecom network equipment maker, said on Tuesday it had filed a suit in the United States against Samsung Electronics for patent infringement.
Chris Anderson, Wired Magazine, discusses how anyone with a great idea could spark the nation's next industrial revolution through the latest innovations in technology.
George Klein, "Elvis, My Best Man" author, discusses his lifelong relationship with Elvis Presley and why the rock icon continues to be a big money-maker, 35 years after his death.
Howard Lindzon, StockTwits CEO, discusses Twitter's decision to use the dollar sign to "tweet" about stocks and its impact on StockTwit.
In a court ruling with significant implications for the music industry, a California judge has dismissed a suit by two song publishing companies aimed at preventing Victor Willis, former lead singer of the 1970s disco group the Village People, from exercising his right to reclaim ownership of “YMCA” and other hit songs he wrote, the New York Times reports.
CNBC's Jon Fortt reports the latest details on Oracle's court battle with Google.
CNBC's Jon Fortt reports Oracle's Larry Ellison will take the stand this morning in the patent and copyright trial between his company and Google.
The creator of the Obama "HOPE" poster pleads guilty to contempt for destroying documents in a lawsuit pertaining to the photograph he relied upon to make the poster.
Debating whether the anti-piracy bills in Congress will curtail the hijacking of online intellectual property, or give media companies too much power to shut down internet sites, with Rep. Marsha Blackburn, (R-TN), and Gary Shapiro, Consumer Electronics Association CEO.
When Procter & Gamble challenged Christy Prunier's name Willa for a line of skin care products for preteenagers, Prunier chose to fight. The case goes to court next month, the New York Times reports.
The prefab, gaudily costumed 1970s group the Village People and its big hit “Y.M.C.A.” are enduring symbols of the disco era. But now this campy and eternally popular song has become the centerpiece of what could be a significant test of copyright law. The New York Times reports.
Righthaven, a Nevada company, finds newspaper material that has been republished on the Web and obtains the copyrights. Then it sues, the New York Times reports.