Webwire: Sistema tipped for €760m India charge; Google loses out in Germany

Russia's Sistema will take a nearly $1 billion (€760 million) write-down related to the cancellation of the Indian 2G operating licenses held by joint venture Sistema Shyam.
 
Google has lost a lawsuit in Germany surrounding copyrighted music videos uploaded to its YouTube service. The suit could result in the plaintiff - royalties collection body GEMA - getting a share of YouTube's advertising revenues.
 
Handsets running the Boot to Gecko (B2G) operating system being developed by Mozilla – maker of the Firefox web browser – are set to launch on Telefonica's Brazilian Vivo network late this year.
 
Samsung has filed a fresh patent infringement lawsuit against Apple in the US, one day after a court ordered the companies to meet to discuss settling their intellectual property disputes.
 
A delegation of LG executives, including chairman Koo Bon-moo, attended Sunday's LG Techno Conference in the US, aimed at drawing R&D talent to its recently-established Silicon Valley technology center.
 
The Australian Federation Against Piracy Theft (AFACT) has lost its High Court appeal against the dismissal of a copyright infringement lawsuit against ISP iiNet.
 
US singer Cher has offended the Australian city of Adelaide by listing her Key to the City for sale on internet auction site eBay.

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