Definitions of U.S. Copyright Laws Restricts Smartphone, Tablet Users

In a review of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, also known as the DMCA, that first made it legal to jailbreak devices, the U.S. Copyright Office has now made definitions of copyright laws that limit the benefits to owners of smartphones and tablets. According to the U.S. Copyright Office, owners of smartphones may continue to […]

Google Logo Blacked Out to Protest SOPA & PIPA Legislation

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Visitors to Google.com are being greeted with an unusual site today. Instead of the standard Google logo or one of its creative Doodles that pay homage to current events or historical figures, the company is blacking out its logo today to protest SOPA and PIPA, two pieces of legislation that many see as a threat […]

Did Apple Violate Copyright Laws in Trying to Sue Samsung for Patent Infringement

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In its battle with Samsung over patent infringement between the uncanny similarities between the iOS-powered iPhone and iPad and the Galaxy Tab, Player, and S smartphone, Apple may have committed a violation of copyright laws through the unauthorized use of photos of Samsung’s devices from popular tech bloggers.  According to former Engadget editor Nilay Patel, […]

New Government Rules Make Jailbreaking Legal

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Screeeeech! That’s the sound of the wheels on Apple’s App Store and policy bus grinding to a sudden stop to check to see if they heard this right. According to the AP, new rules announced today by the US Government will allow the practice of Jailbreaking your iPhone so that unapproved apps can be installed. […]

Amazon Backs Down on Text-To-Speech Feature

Well, that was quick. A little too quick, if you ask me. Only a week after the Kindle 2 was released, Amazon has decided to do an about face on its Text-To-Speech feature given the pressure from the Author’s Guild. The Author’s Guild maintained that Amazon was in essence creating a third market (the Text-To-Speech […]