Monthly Archives: April 2013

Electric Car Maker Files for Bankruptcy

You may not have heard much about the California start-up, Coda Holdings, which aimed at getting a piece of the electric car market a few years back. In 2012, the company released their own vehicle, powered only by a charge, much like the Nissan Leaf, but only sold 100 of the cars. The Los Angeles based company filed for Chapter 11 federal Bankruptcy in Delaware Tuesday morning after their five seat sedan failed to gain traction with consumers or gain … Read More

MP3 Resale Violates Copyright Law, District Court Ruling

A court ruling has deemed the resale of digital media such as MP3s and video files in violation of U.S. copyright law. In a lawsuit between Universal Music Group’s Capitol Records and online music retailer ReDigi, U.S. District Judge Richard Sullivan has ruled that reselling songs bought on iTunes, Amazon, or other digital music retailers is characterized as copyright infringement. Sullivan found that ReDigi’s platform violates the Copyright Act of 1976, because transferring a file from one computer to another … Read More

Jodi Arias Found Guilty of First-Degree Murder

The controversial murder case involving the death of Travis Alexander came to a dramatic close last Thursday with an Arizona jury convicting defendant Jodi Arias of first-degree murder, there is a possibility of the death penalty. The murder trial was filled with dramatic and explicit descriptions of sex, lies and a digital paper trail. Jurors will return to court this Thursday to determine the aggravation stage of trial, which will determine whether Arias is eligible for the death sentence or … Read More

New Bill Looks to Add Sales Tax to Online Purchases

The Internet has been a haven for tax-free shopping for years, offering consumers slight financial flexibility over moderated price tags. Viral shopping has grown in leaps and bounds over the last decade alone, so popular it’s managed to spawn annual events such as ‘Cyber Monday’. Now one bill in Washington, already exhibiting overwhelming support, could repeal one of the many advantages associated with online shopping. States will soon be able to require online retailers to collect sales tax per purchase. … Read More

Meat Cleaver Wielding Cook Claims Self-Defense

The fate of a 62-year-old Chicagoan man now rests in the hands of the jury, as he is charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery against his former co-workers at China Bowl restaurant. Xiubin Mei and his attorney are claiming that he grabbed the large knife out of fear that his boss, Rui Zhong was going to strike him. Mei stated that before he attacked the staff, Zhang had fired him for showing up late, working too slow, then demanded … Read More