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Apple, Google and Intel sued by former employees

  • 21/04/2012 at 19:45 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Angry EmployeeUnlikely bedfellows or co-conspirators against the working man? A judge says they must stand up in court for what they are being accused of having done. Google, Apple, and Intel have loads of former employees accusing them of colluding to keep wages down, through a choking of competition.

It is not only these three, either. Toss in Adobe, Pixar, Intuit, and Lucasfilm. Now you have the makings of a conspiracy theory, right? Not according to a U.S. Judge. A class action suit was opened against all of these companies for collaborating on riding themselves of competition, which ultimately eradicated mobility and limited the wages. How did these big guys do it? According to the suit, they agreed to refrain from poaching each others’ employees.

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Hotfile going down the same road as Megaupload

  • 10/03/2012 at 06:52 by It's a Gadget Staff
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MPAA vs HotfileAmong the hundreds of file-sharing sites, the MPAA is going strong against the well-known site Hotfile. Without any doubt, Hotfile ranks amongst the most used and best known sites on the Internet, and as a result it has become the enemy of Hollywood.

Ever since the MPAA sued the site on February 2011, there have been multiple actions taken up on the case, which includes court filing after court filing. Furthermore, Hotfile decided to file a lawsuit against Warner Bros. – which happens to be a member of the MPAA – claiming that they were exploiting their copyright means.  However, this very same week the MPAA has decided to make a significant move by filing a motion in Florida, which calls for summary judgment.

By doing this, the MPAA is hoping to take down Hotfile very soon and they’re going to try to steer away from having to go months in court. They are also comparing the site directly to Megaupload, which would make it in essence just as bad. The description used in court papers state that Hotfile has been put together around violations to copyright.

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Eric Schmidt defends Google by saying that Android efforts started before the iPhone effort

Steve Jobs and Eric SchmidtPrior to Steve Jobs unfortunate and untimely death, Steve took up a massive lawsuit against Google. In the lawsuit Jobs claimed that Google basically stole the iPhone from Apple and was presenting it to customers under the Android name. The lawsuit has been going on for a while now and still no signs of it ending even with Steve Jobs’ death. Steve Jobs addressed this touchy issue with Walter Isaacson in an interview – Walter Isaacson published the recent Steve Jobs biography. In the interview with Walter, Jobs bluntly stated:

“Our lawsuit is saying, ‘Google you f***ing ripped off the iPhone, wholesale ripped us off. I will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend every penny of Apple’s $40 billion in the bank, to right this wrong. I’m going to destroy Android, because it’s a stolen product.”

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Apple and Samsung Lawsuit could unveil some unreleased Devices

Apple vs SamsungApple has decided to file a lawsuit against Samsung stating that they have infringed in design matters by stealing and copying their designs. Apple has stated that the Galaxy S II, Galaxy Tab 8.9, Galaxy Tab 10.1, Infuse 4G and Droid Charge are all copied designs by Samsung.

The lawyers were pointed to discuss and decide if these models were violating Apple’s patent in regards to the iPhone 4 and its design. It was determined that the case’s judge was seemingly tending to agree with Apple’s lawsuit since they presented an example of how the Galaxy Tab 10.1 was overwhelmingly similar to the iPad 2 and there were remarks stated by Samsung’s Vice President Lee Don-Joo where he stated that they were going to surpass Apple with their new model. These remarks were made shortly after Apple released the iPad 2.

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