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Lawsuit

Newly legal 3D-printed gun blueprints targeted by state lawsuits

By | 3d printing, defcad, defense distributed, firearms, Gadgets, Government, gun control, guns, Lawsuit, Opinion

Hot on the heels of the effective legalization of 3D models used to print firearm components, 21 states have filed a joint lawsuit against the federal government, alleging not only that decision is dangerous but also that it’s also illegal for a number of reasons. But the lawsuit may backfire via the so-called Streisand Effect, further entrenching the controversial technology.

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Court victory legalizes 3D-printable gun blueprints

By | 3d printing, defense distributed, Gadgets, Government, guns, Lawsuit, Security

A multi-year legal battle over the ability to distribute computer models of gun parts and replicate them in 3D printers has ended in defeat for government authorities who sought to prevent the practice. Cody Wilson, the gunmaker and free speech advocate behind the lawsuit, now intends to expand his operations, providing printable gun blueprints to all who desire them.

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Apple slapped with $6.6M fine in Australia over bricked devices

By | Apple, apple inc, Australia, consumer rights, Error 53, Gadgets, iOS, iPad, iPhone, Lawsuit, Mobile, operating system

Apple has been fined AUS$9M (~$6.6M) by a court in Australia following a legal challenge by a consumer rights group related to the company’s response after iOS updates bricked devices that had been repaired by third parties. The Australian Competitor and Consumer Commission (ACCC) invested a series of complaints relating to an error (‘error 53’) which […]

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Jury finds Samsung owes Apple $539M in patent case stretching back to 2011

By | Apple, Gadgets, Lawsuit, Mobile, patents, Samsung

A patent case that began back in 2011 has reached a conclusion, with Samsung ordered to pay about $539 million to Apple over infringements of the latter’s patents in devices that are now long gone. The case has dragged on for years as both sides argued about the finer points of how much was owed per device, what could be deducted, and so on. It’s been eye-wateringly boring, but at least it’s over now. Maybe.

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