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In July 2009, Amazon discovered two of George Orwell's books had been digitally uploaded to its Kindle e-book store by a company that didn't own the rights. Amazon pulled the e-books from its site and remotely deleted copies from customers' Kindles without notice. The retail giant did refund the purchase price, but Kindle users likened the remote deletion to Amazon coming into their homes, taking a purchased book from their bookshelves, and leaving a few dollars in its place. more...

- - Copyrights

How do you distance yourself when a company that shares your name files bankruptcy for the third time? Quit. more...

- - More Litigation

How do you know your food is safe? Many Americans trust the FDA to protect them and their families. But what the FDA can't do may have a greater affect on food safety than what they can do. more...

- - More US Law

If your small business is feeling the pinch of the economy, some help may be on the way. more...

- - Government & Politics

In January 2009, Apple announced the lifting of Digital Rights Management (DRM) from its iTunes music downloads, and eight million songs became free of the software that inhibits consumers' ability to transfer downloaded music freely among different devices like iPods and MP3 players. more...

- - Corporate Lawsuits

You want to hack your phone to get additional functionality. Your phone service carrier wants to stop you. Who's right? more...

- - Technology

False advertising, slighted employees, and cheated stockholders: We take a look at some of 2008's biggest class action lawsuits. more...

- - Corporate Lawsuits

Sex selection has become a hot topic not only because of the legal and ethical and legal issues involved but also for where it is available. The United States remains one of the few places in the world where the procedure is not regulated. Who is right—the United States or most of the rest of the world? more...

- - Lifestyle

Among all 50 states, California grants the most rights and protections to same-sex couples through its domestic partnership law. Recent changes in the California law are giving same-sex couples the opportunity to enjoy many more of the same benefits often linked with marriage. more...

- - Marriage & Domestic Partnership

If you've watched television over the last few years, you've probably seen one or two of the more controversial anti-smoking ads that run during prime viewing hours. In one commercial, the camera zooms in on fatty deposits squeezed from the aorta of a 32-year old smoker. Another commercial features cowboys and models, traditional tobacco icons, cuddling up to body bags. So why aren't the tobacco companies outraged by these advertisements? more...

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