How to wrestle down online impostors … the WWE way

It's hard to understand who in their right mind would want to incur the wrath of "Triple H," the intimidating superstar of professional wrestling. But when a poser created a fraudulent MySpace account

Published on: October 20th, 2009 Robert L. Mitchell

Microsoft wins reprieve – can continue selling Word for now

A federal appeals court granted Microsoft's request to suspend an injunction that would have barred the company from selling its Word software next month.In a short order filed late last week, the Court

Published on: September 8th, 2009 C.G. Lynch

Dell, HP back Microsoft’s appeal against Word ban

Dell Inc. and Hewlett-Packard Co., the world's two largest computer makers, have sided with Microsoft in its appeal of a ban that would block Word sales in the U.S. The two companies warned

Published on: September 1st, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Microsoft appeals court ban on selling Word with emergency motion

Microsoft late Tuesday warned of "massive disruptions" to sales of Office, as well as to partners such as Best Buy, Dell and Hewlett-Packard, if the injunction that prevents it from selling Word 2003

Published on: August 20th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Court fines man $210,563 for selling pirated software online

A U.S. judge has ordered a Delaware man who sold copies of software packages on an Internet auction site to pay $210,563 in damages and court costs, the Business Software Alliance (BSA) announced

Published on: August 19th, 2009 Grant Gross and Joaquim P. Menezes

Four ways SMBs can prevent data loss without breaking the bank

Protecting essential information such as intellectual property and customer data is critical for businesses of all sizes and when one considers the financial and legal ramifications resulting from a data breach, it's clear

Published on: June 21st, 2009 David Meizlik and Stephen Brunetto

Google makes waves with floating data centre

Google, which has been building out its data center inventory for the past few years, is literally floating its latest idea for the location of such facilities at the U.S. Patent Office. The

Published on: September 18th, 2008 John Fontana

Start-ups look to Microsoft for venture capital

Microsoft Corp. may not have the best reputation on patent issues, but in one area it appears to be friendlier and more progressive than other IT vendors.Microsoft's IP Ventures program has just completed

Published on: June 12th, 2008 Eric Lai

Strategies to secure your IP when bankruptcy looms

For many technology companies, intellectual properties (IP) are vital business assets which often transcend the value of the firm's other material possessions. An organization's IP impacts business strategy and often establishes the company's

Published on: May 8th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Toronto firms fork out fines to settle piracy claims

Four Toronto-area companies have recently dished out a total of $95,000 to settle claims of unlicensed software on their computers. They've also agreed to delete all unlicensed copies of software, acquire appropriate licenses

Published on: April 22nd, 2008 Vawn Himmelsbach

Typosquatters make millions in domain name trade

A civil suit filed in Florida by Dell and its Alienware subsidiary is giving insight into the enormous sums of money that can be made by creating Web pages full of advertising links.In

Published on: February 5th, 2008 Jeremy Kirk

Barracuda takes on TrendMicro in open-source patent battle

Security vendor Barracuda Networks is rallying support in a patent fight with Trend Micro over its use of the open-source ClamAV application.Barracuda on Tuesday plans to launch a special Web site where it

Published on: January 29th, 2008 Tom Sanders

Eight hot-button issues to watch for in ’08

Ready for 2008? Budgets may tighten, but IT's challenges will just keep growing: security problems, virtualization technology, legal issues, users who can't be stopped and that worrisome baby-boomer brain drain. Here are eight

Published on: January 3rd, 2008 Frank Hayes

Dilbert, the DMCA and the Internet bubble video

Radiohead recently rocked the music industry by making its latest album downloadable for free, or more accurately, for "whatever fans wanted to pay." The band was lauded for ushering in a new business

Published on: December 14th, 2007 Johna Till Johnson