May 20, 2000 |
Pacific Bell must pay rival Covad Communications more than $27.2 million in damages and costs for illegally obstructing the company's competing high-speed Internet access service, an arbitration panel ruled. The decision, released this week by the panel, stems from a long-running case brought by Santa Clara, Calif.-based Covad against PacBell, the state's largest local phone company.
December 29, 1999 |
A DVD industry group said Tuesday it has filed suit against dozens of Web site operators for allegedly posting a DVD copying program that the group says is illegal and could destroy the fast-growing new format. At the heart of the complaint is a program written by a Norwegian programmer that foils the encryption that prevents DVDs, or digital videodiscs, from being copied.