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Google headquarters in Mountain View (left), Oracle headquarters in Redwood City. (Getty Images / CBS)

Google-Oracle Jury Reaches Impasse On Key Issue

A federal jury in San Francisco has reached an impasse on a key issue in Oracle’s copyright-infringement case against Google, handing the database-software company a major setback.

05/07/2012

Google headquarters in Mountain View (left), Oracle headquarters in Redwood City. (Getty Images / CBS)

Jury Begins Deliberations In Oracle-Google Trial

The federal case in San Francisco centers on Oracle’s allegations that Google’s popular Android software for mobile devices relies on technology stolen from Java. That’s a programming platform that Oracle Corp. acquired in 2010 as part of its $7.3 billion acquisition of Sun Microsystems.

04/30/2012

technology, generic

South Bay Delegation Lobbies For Silicon Valley Patent Office

More than 60 Silicon Valley CEO’s and public officials traveled to in Washington D.C. to discuss key legislative priorities Wednesday. One of the top issues is easing some of the stumbling blocks that companies in the Bay Area face.

04/18/2012

U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, DC (Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

Tech Report: Congress Postpones Vote On Piracy Bills

KCBS’ Technology Analyst says Silicon Valley really flexed its muscle to influence Congress’ postponing of voting on two controversial internet piracy bills.

01/20/2012

A man holds an iPod as he sits in front of an Apple Powerbook laptop on which the software to "iTunes music store" is running. (Oliver Stratmann/AFP/Getty Images)

Tech Report: Companies Lobby Against Copyright Bill

Some tech companies are fiercely lobbying against a bill that would hold them liable if users illegally post copyright-protected material to their sites.

12/18/2011

Silicon Valley Execs Blast SOPA In Open Letter

Silicon Valley Execs Blast SOPA In Open Letter

Many of Silicon Valley’s most successful entrepreneurs and executives are warning of the dangers of the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act…

12/14/2011

(CBS)

Tech Watch: Crackdown On Illegal Downloading

Some of the biggest Internet Service Providers have agreed to crackdown on users who illegally download copyrighted material.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/07/2011

DVDs

San Jose Man Found With Hundreds Of Counterfeit DVDs

A 23-year-old San Jose man was arrested over the weekend on suspicion of counterfeit trademark when he was allegedly pulled over with more than 800 counterfeit DVDs of major studio releases, a Santa Clara County sheriff’s sergeant said.

06/30/2011

online music

Tech Watch: Crackdown On Illegal Downloading

CNET is reporting that some of the nation’s largest Internet service providers may soon start cracking down on people who illegally download copyrighted material.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/23/2011

(CBS)

Google Vows Quicker Response To Copyright Pirates

As part of a crackdown announced Thursday, Google Inc. says it will respond to complaints about pirated material posted on its YouTube video site and other services within 24 hours.

CBS San Francisco–12/02/2010

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