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DID CBS-OWNED COMPANY PEDDLE PIRACY SOFTWARE?

June 22, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

In a case that is growing increasingly bizarre, FilmOn founder Alki David, whose own attempt to offer the programming of the major networks online was shot down in court, is trying a new tack: he’s suing the CBS-owned CNET.com over its distribution of millions of copies of the Limewire file-sharing software. Limewire was one of […]

FORMER VIVENDI CHIEF CONVICTED

January 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In a surprise verdict, a French court ruled today (Friday) that former Vivendi CEO Jean-Marie Messier had misappropriated company funds and misrepresented the financial condition of the company when he went on a $77-billion acquisition binge in 2000 that included bringing Universal Pictures and Universal Music under the Vivendi umbrella. The conviction came despite the […]