Nintendo Reaches a $12.2 Million Settlement in Video Game Piracy Dispute

November 19, 2018 - from IP Pro the Internet

On November 9, 2018, plaintiff Nintendo and defendants LoveRETRO and LoveROMS reached a $12.2 million settlement in a trademark and copyright infringement case filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona. The case began in July 2018 when Nintendo alleged that the two emulator websites allowed users to play pirated Nintendo video games using a personal computer.

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Google Reports the Removal of Over 828 Million URLs that Infringed Copyrights in 2017

November 16, 2018 - from Google

On November 7, 2018, Google released the 2018 edition of its “How Google Fights Piracy” report. The report states that in 2017, Google removed over 828 million URLs and 10 million advertisements flagged for copyright infringement. Since launching a tool to allow copyright owners to request the removal of infringing content in 2011, Google has removed over 3 billion infringing URLs from its Search platform.

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Amrock Ordered to Pay $740 Million to HouseCanary in Trade Secret Misappropriation Case

November 9, 2018 - from HousingWire

On October 25, 2018, a judge in Texas’ 73rd District Court in Bexar County upheld a $706.2 million jury verdict and issued a final judgment ordering insurance firm Amrock to pay an additional $33.5 million in prejudgment interest and attorneys’ fees to real estate analytics firm HouseCanary Inc. The case began in 2016 when HouseCanary alleged that Amrock misappropriated trade secrets related to real estate valuation technology for use in a competing software and analytics product.

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