Fri, 12/18/2009 - 11:50 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
PARIS — Facebook lost a crucial legal battle Friday as a Paris court ruled the social network can be sued in France over its decision to remove the account of a French user who posted a photo of a famous 19th-century nude painting.Thoma
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
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
A 2009 survey found that insurance companies charged women up to 84 percent more than men for the same health insurance policy. The new health law is set to improve women's access to health care and even up the cost of health insurance.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us