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Tattoo artist Kat Von D didn't violate photographer's copyright of Miles Davis portrait, jury says

Feb. 15, 2024 19:09 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury found Friday that celebrity tattoo artist Kat Von D did not violate a photographer's copyright when she used his portrait of Miles Davis as the basis for a tattoo she put on the arm of a friend. The Los Angeles jury deliberated for just over two hours...

A computer scientist says he's the mystery creator of bitcoin. A London judge aims to find the truth

Feb. 06, 2024 14:11 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — One of the enduring mysteries of the cryptocurrency industry took center stage Tuesday in a London court where a trial could finally settle the debate over the identity of bitcoin's founder. Australian computer scientist Craig Wright entered the witness box at the...

As investors pile into psychedelics, idealism gives way to pharma economics

Feb. 05, 2024 16:46 PM EST

Money is pouring into the fledgling psychedelic medicine industry, with dozens of startup companies vying to be among the first to sell mind-expanding drugs for depression, addiction and other mental health conditions. While psychedelics are still illegal under federal law, companies...

Debt-stricken Sri Lanka signs a free trade pact with Thailand

Feb. 03, 2024 10:46 AM EST

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Debt-stricken Sri Lanka signed a trade pact with Thailand on Saturday in a bid to boost trade and investment as the Indian ocean island nation is struggling to recover from its worst economic crisis that hit two year ago. The Sri Lanka Thailand Free Trade...

George Carlin estate sues over fake comedy special purportedly generated by AI

Jan. 26, 2024 09:44 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The estate of George Carlin is suing the media company behind a fake hourlong comedy special that purportedly uses artificial intelligence to recreate the late standup comic’s style and material. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Los Angeles on Thursday...

Apple to disable blood-oxygen feature on premium watches sold in US as part of patent dispute

Jan. 17, 2024 21:41 PM EST

Apple says it will disable a blood-oxygen monitoring feature on its two most popular watches in the U.S. beginning Thursday to comply with a court-ordered revival of a sales ban stemming from a patent dispute. The decision to turn off the blood-oxygen sensor for consumers who buy...

Apple plans to remove sensor from some watch models depending on how a court rules in patent dispute

Jan. 16, 2024 18:59 PM EST

Apple is prepared to remove the blood-oxygen sensor from its internet-connected watches if a court doesn’t give it more leeway while it pursues a bid to overturn a ruling that has blocked its use of the technology. A potential redesign of two Apple Watch models, the Series 9 and...

ChatGPT-maker braces for fight with New York Times and authors on 'fair use' of copyrighted works

Jan. 10, 2024 16:05 PM EST

A barrage of high-profile lawsuits in a New York federal court will test the future of ChatGPT and other artificial intelligence products that wouldn't be so eloquent had they not ingested huge troves of copyrighted human works. But are AI chatbots — in this case, widely...

Altice USA, PENN Entertainment rise; Hess, NeoGenomics fall, Thursday, 12/28/2023

Dec. 28, 2023 16:21 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes on Thursday: Apple Inc., up 43 cents to $193.58. A federal court temporarily lifted a sales halt on two models of the company's Apple Watch that are involved in an international patent...

2 models of Apple Watch can go on sale again, for now, after court lifts halt over a patent dispute

Dec. 27, 2023 19:36 PM EST

Two higher-end models of the Apple Watch can go on sale again after a federal court temporarily lifted a sales halt ordered by the International Trade Commission over a patent dispute. The ITC, a federal agency, ordered the halt in October to block Apple from using specific...