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Indonesian lawsuits escalate after Boeing chief’s apology

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Welcome to Monday, the final day of the 2019 Maryland General Assembly session. Here are some news items to get your week started. — Boeing chief’s apology fuels lawsuits by crash victims’ families. — This copyright case is bananas. — ...

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Federal jury returns $1.2M verdict against Baltimore Co. firm in copyright case

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A federal jury returned a $1.2 million verdict last week against a Glen Arm-based company that used a competitor’s copyrighted photographs in its marketing materials without permission. The photographs used by Exterior Design Inc. were taken by Frances White, president of Under ...

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Jury awards Md. firm Zenimax $500M in suit against Facebook

This photo provided by Best Buy shows an example of Best Buy's demonstration for Facebook Inc.’s Oculus Rift headsets. (Courtesy of Best Buy via AP)

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook’s virtual-reality subsidiary and two of its founders are facing a sobering reality after a jury hit them with a $500 million bill for violating the intellectual property rights of video-game maker ZeniMax Media. The verdict reached ...

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Judge: Monkey cannot own selfie photos copyright

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SAN FRANCISCO — A macaque monkey who took now-famous selfie photographs cannot be declared the copyright owner of the photos, a federal judge said. U.S. District Judge William Orrick said in federal court in San Francisco Wednesday that “while Congress ...

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