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Microsoft sues site to stop certification test leaks

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| A federal court in Connecticut has ordered a certification test help-site to
| stop publishing Microsoft-related materials after the software maker sued the
| company, claiming that it was selling actual certification exam questions.
| [...]
| The company did not return messages seeking comment for this story. Microsoft
| declined to comment on this story.



Microsoft in Flickr rights shockr

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| Microsoft has always been rather strident on the topic of copyright
| infringement, as you may have noticed, which makes tale of its "Iconic
| Britain" photo contest all the more astonishing.
| The competition was designed as part of the marketing campaign around Windows
| Live Image Search, with Nikon as the prize partner. Unlike most photographic
| competitions, which tend to involve photographers submitting their own work
| (crazy, I know), this one invited entrants to search for other people's
| online pictures, then submit the ones they felt were iconic British stuff, in
| the hope of winning a Nikon camera. As for the photographers themselves, they
| get nada--not even a link-back to their site or a credit of their name.
| photos
| Spotted the problem yet?



Nikon exits Microsoft photo contest

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| Nikon has withdrawn its support for a photography contest hosted by computer
| giant Microsoft after a row over potential copyright infringement.
| [...]
| In a statement issued to Pro Imaging, Microsoft said: 'We have since taken
| steps to obtain the rights to use every image to be featured in the
| subsequent stages of the Iconic Britain competition.'


Grisoft subpoenas Microsoft

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| The website, alleges Grisoft, infringes its copyrights and trademarks.
| The lawyers said: "The website's proponent, with MSN's facilitation, is
| taking a 'free ride' on our clients rights" and the proponent of the website
| is distributing AVG software for a fee. *


School sues Microsoft over copyright

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| But it's complicated because the wire reports Microsoft Philippines bought
| licences to print the manual back in 2004.


Microsoft to eBay name for $1m

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| Portuguese outfit Microsoft Lda aims to cash in on its name by eBaying the
| brand and business for a starting price of $1m, Reuters reports.


Portuguese firm Microsoft to auction name on eBay


Microsoft infringing on one of Apple Patents?

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| Keep in mind I am not a patent researcher, and I am sure Apple is not
| going to sue Microsoft for abusing one of their patents, but it does
| at least look like Microsoft is abusing this patent.


Handling of Microsoft's copyleft violation

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| A member of the Microsoft packaged software team lifting one of my
| images is definitely a case where the infringing party should have
| known better, as the company routinely takes action to protect its
| own IP.

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