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Ditch IP from TPP, says Aust Digital Alliance

The Australian Digital Alliance (ADA) has joined its voice to those warning that the Trans Pacific Partnership treaty negotiations are heading into dangerous waters. The treaty text is such a mess, the ADA warns, that the IP provisions should simply be ditched. The TPP text, which leaked earlier this month, has been analysed and …

FCC honcho: Shifting our crusty phone network to IP packets starts now

Although many, including telecom giant AT&T, may be of the opinion that the FCC has been dragging its feet on the transition from a time-division multiplexing (TDM) public phone network to an all IP system, Commission chairman Tom Wheeler says that efforts to define the new system will begin in earnest later this month. Speaking …
Rik Myslewski, 09 Jan 2014

Amazon extends IP configurability across virtual private cloud

Amazon Web Services has given developers more control over how IP addresses are configured for rented virtual machines within its virtual private cloud technology. The advance was announced on Wednesday, and it means admins can now choose whether or not to give public IP addresses to rented virtual machine instances when …
Jack Clark, 22 Aug 2013

Twitter avoids IP face-off with Big Blue, will buy 900 IBM patents

Six-year-old Twitter has agreed to buy 900 patents from IP superstore IBM after Big Blue threatened to sue the microblogging firm last year. IBM wrote to Twitter just before the company was due to go public last year, telling the firm that it was infringing on at least three of Big Blue's patents and inviting the company to sort …

Oracle scores mixed bag in Rimini Street software IP 'theft' ruling

Oracle has been handed a partial victory in its IP violation case against software support provider Rimini Street. A US court hearing Oracle's case has issued a summary judgment saying that in two of the four incidents cited by Oracle, Rimini was in the wrong. Oracle claimed to have identified illegal copies of its software …
Gavin Clarke, 18 Feb 2014
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Samsung flings sueball at Dyson for 'intolerable' IP copycat claim

Samsung is looking for 10 billion won ($9.43m) in compensation from Dyson after the vacuum maker dropped its patent lawsuit against the Korean firm. Dyson DC37 vacuum cleaners The chaebol is claiming that the IP litigation over its MotionSync range of hoovers damaged its corporate image. Dyson filed the suit with the UK High …

FCC says US telcos can start moving to IP-based calling, but in baby steps

The Federal Communications Commission has given the official go-ahead for US telcos to experiment with scrapping their traditional, analog phone networks in favor of internet-based alternatives. Thursday's announcement made clear that the technology trials will be entirely voluntary and that customers will be able to opt out. …
Neil McAllister, 30 Jan 2014
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FCC: How we'll RIP 'n' REPLACE OLD phone system for new IP tech

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is talking up the potential of a looming overhaul of the nation's telephony service. Chairman Tom Wheeler said that in the coming months the FCC will begin working with telcos on trials for new systems which will see the traditional communications circuit technologies move to new IP …
Shaun Nichols, 21 Nov 2013
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US court rules IP address cloaks may break law

If you're a normal Internet user, you probably think you have the right to access anything that's put before the public. Not any more, at least in America, where the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act has been invoked to support a user-specific ban on accessing a Website, and in which the use of a proxy to circumvent a block has been …
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US Supreme Court Justices hear arguments in game-changing software IP case

The US Supreme Court is hearing arguments today in a case that could help to set a new standard for when software is eligible for patent protection. The nine judges are due to hear an hour's oral discussion on the Alice Corp v CLS Bank case, a patent lawsuit over financial software whose decision could come to affect businesses …
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SK Hynix coughs $240m to settle Rambus IP case

South Korean chip-maker SK Hynix has signed a five-year licensing deal worth $240m to settle an ongoing patent infringement lawsuit brought against it by intellectual property licensing firm Rambus. Hynix and Rambus have signed a five-year DRAM product licensing deal for Hynix to use computer memory IP from Rambus, and settled …
Chris Mellor, 12 Jun 2013
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Diablo boss on IP lawsuit: We are NOT 'engaging in a public pissing match'

Tech startup blogger Willem ter Harmsel spoke with Memory Channel Storage maker Diablo Technologies' Riccardo Badalone yesterday. He updated us on the current state of affairs at Diablo, including the Netlist IP lawsuit and its newly formed links with Sandisk and IBM. Last time we spoke, Badalone hinted at a few great …
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HTC trio suspected of pilfering design IP

Senior members of HTC’s design team have been detained by Taiwanese investigators on suspicion of defrauding the under-fire smartphone maker and stealing valuable IP. HTC raised the alarm with Taiwan’s Bureau of Investigators after the suspects – including VP of product design Thomas Chien, R&D director Wu Chien Hung and design …
Phil Muncaster, 02 Sep 2013
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Report: China IP theft now equal in value to US exports to Asia

China is responsible up to 80 per cent of US intellectual property theft, which a government report has estimated accounts for $300bn in lost exports, roughly the equivalent of the current American trade balance with Asia. "Unless current trends are reversed, there is a risk of stifling innovation, with adverse consequences for …
Iain Thomson, 23 May 2013
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Cisco coughs up to patent troll, smacks down IP laws

Cisco has announced that its long-running battle with patent troll Innovatio is over, with the licensing outfit accepting $US2.7 million to settle the case. The deal includes Netgear and Motorola devices. As noted by Cisco's Mark Chandler in this blog post, the settlement amounts to 3.2 cents for each of 85 million WiFi device …
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Queen's Speech: 'Problem of matching IP addresses' to be probed

The Queen opened a new session of Parliament this morning and - as expected - Home Secretary Theresa May's Communications Data bill was absent from the government's upcoming programme of law-making for the next year. However, as indicated by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg - who said late last month that the so-called Snoopers …
Kelly Fiveash, 08 May 2013
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Irish Senator suggests net users register passport and IP address

A Parliamentary committee hearing in the Republic of Ireland on “the abuse of social media and cyber-bullying” has heard a proposal to control trolls and other unsavoury online creatures by registering internet users with their passport numbers or IP addresses. The Committee also heard an idea to charge internet users to comment …
Simon Sharwood, 08 Mar 2013
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Netlist sues Diablo and SMART Storage after whistleblower reveals alleged IP theft

Hi-performance memory biz Netlist says it has a whistleblower's letter from inside Diablo Technologies claiming that Diablo stole Netlist's most valuable proprietary technology, HyperCloud, developed over six years at a cost of $65m. NetList is a maker of memory virtualisation firmware and ASIC tech that lets servers handle more …
Chris Mellor, 16 Dec 2013
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IP telly upstart stuffs Comedy Central, MTV in Freeview box

Another upstart is using Freeview's IP connectivity to launch premium channels, but this time there might even be something worth watching, or even paying for. VuTV will launch in the autumn on Freeview HD channel 238, but it won't be "broadcast". The service takes advantage of the MHEG (digital text) Interactive Channel to …
Bill Ray, 29 Aug 2013

IP rights are for the PRIVILEGED FEW – media studies bods

When it comes to creators' rights, the dividing line between activist zealots and impartial academics on creators and IP seems to have melted away long ago. A case in point: two of El Reg's favourite Media Studies lecturers, the LSE's Bart Cammaerts and Binchung Meng – who first featured here in 2011 – are back (along with one …
Andrew Orlowski, 07 Oct 2013
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Skype slurping software threatens IP exposure

Code posted online that can skim the last known IP address of users is being checked out by Skype as a possible security flaw. The software, posted on Pastebin, works on a patched version of Skype 5.5 and involves adding a few registry keys that allow the attacker to check the IP address of users currently online without calling …
Iain Thomson, 01 May 2012
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Apple supplier AU Optronics suffers IP theft blow

Two former execs from Taiwanese flat panel-maker and Apple supplier AU Optronics have been arrested on suspicion of carrying out industrial espionage for their new employer, Chinese electronics firm TCL. The two – surnamed Lien and Wang – were pulled in for questioning by the Taiwanese Bureau of Investigation last month, …
Phil Muncaster, 16 Oct 2012

China's IP boss says West distorts piracy problem

China’s IP boss has hit out at ‘unfair’ Western media reports criticising the country’s record on intellectual property rights and piracy, claiming that foreign tech companies wouldn’t build their kit in the PRC if the problem was as bad as it is portrayed to be. State Intellectual Property Office chief, Tian Lipu, admitted to …
Phil Muncaster, 12 Nov 2012
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Consumer group urges Aussies to spoof IP addresses

The official organ of the Australian Consumers Association (ACA), the nation's main consumer lobby group, has offered advice on how Australians can avoid geo-blocking regimes. It's more than a little controversial for the ACA to have done so, through this article in its publication CHOICE, inasmuch as the article itself admits “ …
Simon Sharwood, 25 Oct 2012
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RIM boss accuses China of IP theft risk

RIM CEO Thorsten Heins has reignited the debate over whether China is a safe place to do business, after claiming this week that the BlackBerry-maker does not have any manufacturing bases in the country due to security concerns. Heins made the comments in a response to a question at the embattled smartphone firm’s annual general …
Phil Muncaster, 13 Jul 2012
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Virgin Media SuperHub 'upgrade' hangs up on IP phone punters

Users of Virgin Media's top-of-the-range SuperHub kit have been peeved to find that the router-modem is blocking incoming calls to their internet phones. And looks like some firmware is to blame. Customers using their SuperHub to support an IP phone say they've missed important calls, in some cases preventing them from doing …
Anna Leach, 16 Aug 2012
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EMC accuses Pure Storage of 'raiding' its people, IP

EMC has accused flashy startup Pure Storage and “numerous former EMC employees” of conducting a “campaign” “to compete unfairly with EMC by, among other things, misappropriating EMC’s Confidential Information and Property, unlawfully soliciting EMC’s customers and raiding EMC of its valuable employees, all in an effort to …
Simon Sharwood, 23 Oct 2013
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Predatory IP threatening the progress of open innovation

The predatory use of intellectual property by companies and individuals is causing a serious impediment to the process of open innovation that is driving the latest changes in technology. Henry Chesbrough, executive director of open innovation at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business, said that the patents were originally …
Iain Thomson, 27 Apr 2012
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Microsoft and Facebook in $1bn pass the IP parcel play

Microsoft and Facebook concluded a significant round of pass the patent parcel today as the soon-to-IPO social network gained rights to a bundle of IP formerly belonging to AOL. The companies have carved up the $1bn patent pile that Microsoft secured from AOL earlier this month, strengthening both their respective IP positions …
Joe Fay, 23 Apr 2012
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Apple IP details tech for 'iTV' innards

Apple was granted a further 19 US patents to its colossal archive of intellectual property this week, with the standout blueprint sure to be related to its rumoured 'iTV' product. The new IP deals with display tech for large screen LCDs: FFS. No, that wasn't a pent-up expletive burst of frustration over Cupertino's patenting …
Caleb Cox, 28 Mar 2012
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Kiwis pitch university IP database

KiwiNet has launched a database of New Zealand university IP with a aim to attract companies interested in developing and commercialising NZ-led research. The database is designed to act as a shopfront for research projects and patents from across New Zealand. As KiwiNet director Andrew Turnbull puts it, the database “is …

China ponders joining controversial IP trade treaty

China has signalled it may consider joining the group of nations negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade treaty that has attracted extensive criticisms for its proposed reforms to copyright law and other intellectual property regulations. China's People's Daily reports that Ministry of Commerce “spokesman Shen …
Simon Sharwood, 31 May 2013

Never mind the HORSE MEAT, trading standards cuts'll hurt IT crowd, too

The Federation against Software Theft (FAST) and the Trading Standards Institute (TSI) have said they're very concerned about standards budgets in England and Wales being slashed by an average of 40 per cent. While TSI is worried about the next horse-meat scandal or children being harmed by counterfeit toys if trading standards …
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Candy Crush King stops trying to trademark CANDY in the US

Games developer King has abandoned its attempt to get the word CANDY trademarked in the US, to go with its matching European trademark. The company said that after being awarded the trademark for CANDY CRUSHER, it no longer felt the need to pursue a trademark on the word CANDY. “King has withdrawn its trademark application for …
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Blighty's IP framework one of world's worst for consumers

A "panel of IP experts" devised a list of 49 criteria that consumer groups in 30 countries used to assess how best the IP frameworks in those nations serve consumers. Consumers International (CI), which is a global campaign group for consumers with members including Which? and Consumer Focus in the UK, published (8-page / 1.36MB …
OUT-LAW.COM, 01 May 2012
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Obama platform: 'Open' internet, strong IP protection

The Democratic Party has published its platform for the coming election with a nod to net neutrality rules, support for tougher IP protection, and a commitment to get 98 per cent of the population onto wireless broadband. The 40-page document devotes just a single sentence to net neutrality: "President Obama is strongly …
Iain Thomson, 04 Sep 2012
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Cybercops traced Toulouse massacre suspect through IP address

The IP address of a computer used to view a motorbike sales ad posted by an early victim of the Toulouse gunman played a vital role in narrowing down Mohamed Merah as the main suspect in a series of attacks that have horrified France, it has emerged. French soldier Imad Ibn-Ziaten posted a video of the motorbike he wanted to …
John Leyden, 22 Mar 2012
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Foxconn staffer jailed for iPad IP theft

A Chinese court has convicted three Chinese citizens, one a Foxconn employee, for trade secret theft. Local companies released iPad 2 cases before the device had even been unveiled, and a Foxconn staffer was handed a jail sentence for handing over design secrets. It's unusual for a Chinese court to prosecute locals over IP …
Andrew Orlowski, 20 Jun 2011
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Two PROTECT IP sponsors drop support for their own bill

Two of the co-sponsors of the PROTECT IP anti-piracy bill currently working its way through Congress have dropped support for the legislation. “I have decided to withdraw my support for the Protect IP Act,” said Florida Senator Marco Rubio on his Facebook page. “Furthermore, I encourage Senator Reid to abandon his plan to rush …
Iain Thomson, 18 Jan 2012
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Servers coming online at Microsoft's Australian Azure data centre

Work on Microsoft's promised Australian data centre for its Azure cloud service has reached the stage at which servers are being installed. Sources close to the matter have whispered to The Register that the installation process is ongoing and the service is not yet live, but that some servers are up and running. We also …
Simon Sharwood, 12 Nov 2013
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US Judge says IP addresses don't identify pirates

A US judge has labelled an attempt to sue internet subscribers whose accounts were used to download four pornographic films “abusive litigation” and also criticised legal arguments that an IP address is a valid way to identify an individual online. The comments were made by Gary R Brown, United States Magistrate Judge, in a case …
Simon Sharwood, 08 May 2012
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Bankrupt Borders flogs 65,536 IP addresses at $12 a pop

The bankrupt bookseller Borders wants to sell its stash of 65,536 IP addresses to healthcare software vendor Cerner for $12 per address. The bust high street chain filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in February, and has been selling off its assets to pay its creditors ever since. The address sale is one of its last …
Kevin Murphy, 05 Dec 2011

GCX targets small cloud players with new cable

Global Cloud Xchange – formerly Reliance Globalcomm – has announced plans for a new submarine cable joining Tokyo to Silicon Valley. Along the way, the outfit also says it hopes to create a new model for access to submarine assets, by attaching its own meet-me rooms to the cable, rather than restricting access to large players …
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China warns domestic mobile phone makers of IP dangers

China’s IT ministry has warned domestic handset makers to beware of getting sucked into the escalating number of intellectual property disputes currently disrupting the smartphone industry. A white paper (Chinese) issued by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology’s China Academy of Telecommunication Research argued …
Phil Muncaster, 17 Apr 2012

Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations stall again

The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade disagreement talks continue to resemble a slow-motion train wreck, with the latest round of negotiations apparently stalled over agricultural subsidies. According to Reuters, the latest round of talks in Singapore ground to a halt because America and Japan are butting heads over the latter's …
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New-wave offshorers present exotic new risks

A need to drive down costs is forcing many multinationals to look at emerging Asian offshore locations such as Indonesia and Vietnam, but IP security and privacy concerns continue to hold them back, according to a new report. Gartner’s Leading Locations for Offshore Services in Asia/Pacific 2014 report, paints a mixed picture. …
Phil Muncaster, 26 Mar 2014
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New Euro IP law promises artists torpedoes to sink pirates

A revised EU anti-piracy laws will provide content creators with "solid legal certainty" when developing new ways for consumers to legitimately access their works, an EU Commissioner working on the legislation has said. Michel Barnier said that plans to revise the EU's Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement Directive (IPRE …
OUT-LAW.COM, 25 Jan 2012
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Pirate Bay ties up in Peru

Notorious bittorrent tracker The Pirate Bay has moved again, taking up residence in Peru. Previously housed in the .ac domain assigned to Ascension Island, the service has moved itself to the .pe namespace. As ever, there's some obfuscation going on here, as the IP address associated with the site – 194.71.107.27 – is reported …
Simon Sharwood, 16 Dec 2013
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Are IP addresses personal data?

Let’s revisit that old chestnut: “Is an IP address you use in an internet session personal data about you?” The reason: I have just come across two legal references which relate to copyright infringement where the argument that an IP address is personal data was accepted. The first reference I found was the Monetary Penalty …

ARM swallows graphics software biz Geomerics to tart-up mobile games

ARM has acquired its Cambridge, UK, neighbor Geomerics, a graphics software firm whose cross-platform flagship product is Enlighten – described by the company as "the only technology capable of computing real-time global illumination on consoles or mobile platforms," and which game developers incorporate into their rendering …
Rik Myslewski, 13 Dec 2013