copyright infringement

Pirate Bay Co-Founder Arrested in Cambodia

Cambodian police have arrested a co-founder of file-sharing website The Pirate Bay and are preparing his extradition to Sweden, where he was convicted of violating copyright laws.

The 10 Most Counterfeited Products Sold in America

Americans' zest for a bargain has an economic downside: It creates a giant opportunity for the scads of shady operators -- especially from China -- that specialize in pumping out counterfeit versions of the real thing. From footwear to toys, here are the 10 most counterfeited goods in the U.S.

Gawker Is on Shaky Legal Ground Over Sarah Palin Book Excerpts

When Sarah Palin protested after gossip site Gawker posted pages from her upcoming book America By Heart, Gawker taunted her for her lack of knowledge about copyright law. But a federal judge has ordered Gawker to take the pages down temporarily.

Gemalto Sues Google Over Android OS

Gemalto NV, a Dutch maker of security software, sued Google (GOOG), saying that the Android smartphone operating system used its software without permission. The complaint accuses Google of improperly including Gemalto%u2019s Java Card technology in the Android development platform, Bloomberg News said.

Google's YouTube Wins Another Copyright Case

A Spanish court side with YouTube, saying it was the copyright holder's responsibility, in this case Telecinco, to notify YouTube whenever it noticed its copyrighted broadcast video had been uploaded to YouTube.

Legal Briefing: Supreme Court Considering Music File-Sharing Case

In today's legal news, the Supreme Court has expressed interest in a case involving a teenager's illegal music file-sharing, the legal battle over stem cell research has already pushed some scientists to other fields, and a third woman has alleged that a Wisconsin DA harassed her with sexual text messages.

How My Dancing Kid Joined YouTube's Copyright Wars

When DailyFinance reporter Jon Berr's wife posted a brief video on YouTube of their 3-year-old son dancing to Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger," she never expected to become part of the complex fight over copyright and fair use on the Internet. Then came the warning email.

Super Spy Barbie? MGA Accuses Mattel of Toy Espionage

MGA Entertainment, maker of the controversial line of Bratz dolls, threw another punch in its extended copyright brawl with Barbie maker Mattel, alleging that Mattel has for years been falsifying credentials to spy on competitors at toy fairs.

Men at Work must pay for copied riff

Colin Hay former Men at Work singerThe distinctive flute riff in the band Men at Work's biggest hit, "Down Under," will cost the Australian musicians 5% of its royalties earned since...

Comicbook Titans Clash Over Copyright Issues

Copyright infringement fights are nothing new in the world of comic books. Now comes the newest, most epic clash yet, featuring two of the industry's biggest titans, Neil Gaiman and Todd MacFarlane, battling it out over the rights to specific characters! Who will win? Only time will tell.

Viacom vs. YouTube/Google: Piracy or Not?

As Viacom's three-year-long copyright lawsuit against YouTube/Google reaches a crucial moment, the public finally gets to see each side's briefs in the case. Which company has the better argument? DailyFinance legal correspondent Abigail Field offers us an opinion, and a brief history of the alleged crimes.