Fri, 12/18/2009 - 10:50 EDT - NPR - National Public Radio (Business News)
A Paris court rules that the U.S. Internet giant is breaking French law with its policy of digitizing books, handing the company a $14,300-a-day fine until it rids its database of the literary extracts.» E-Mail This» Add to Del.icio.us
Icelanders are voracious readers. Books have been the Christmas gift of choice in this small nation for decades. The annual "Book Flood" tradition begins with a publisher's catalog in every mailbox.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
Paris (AFP) - Two top Uber bosses were taken into custody in France Monday as part of a probe into their ride-booking app which has sparked violent protests from regular taxi drivers, the company said.
Victor Willis has finally won a share of the income from his most famous song. The New York Times reports Willis, you know him as the police officer, has emerged from six years of legal wrestling with a new copyright in hand. The victory gives him substantial control over "YMCA" and 32 other Village People tunes.
IMF chief Lagarde appears in court in French fraud probe over arbitration deal PARIS (AP) — International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde is facing questions at a special Paris court Thursday over a controversial financial deal that she oversaw as French finance minister.
A federal jury ruled Wednesday that Google didn't infringe on Oracle's patents when the Internet search leader developed its popular Android software for mobile devices. The outcome ends, for now, a showdown pitting two Silicon Valley titans in a courtroom duel.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
(PARIS) — A lawyer for a group of Ryanair’s French pilots says a court has ordered it to pay almost 8 million euros ($10.8 million) in damages and interest for breaking French labor law. Claire Hocquet, a lawyer for the SNPL pilots union that brought the case, said the court in Aix-en-Provence found the airline broke the law by not paying French social security and pension contributions for employees of its Marseille hub between 2006 and 2010.
Forty-five years ago, artist Andy Warhol created an album cover for The Velvet Underground, featuring a stylized black and yellow banana. Earlier this year, band members sued, claiming the Andy Warhol foundation had unlawfully licensed the banana for use on iPhone and iPad accessories. A U.S. District Court dismissed part of the band's claim over copyright infringement.
A federal judge has ruled in favor of YouTube in a lawsuit brought by Viacom, which owns Paramount Pictures, Comedy Central and many other entertainment brands. Viacom claimed that YouTube was profiting from work it had copyrighted. Robert Siegel talks to NPR's Laura Sydell about the case.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us