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People scrambling to delete their Bitcoin Blockchain ledgers due to the child pornography scare may want to hold off -- that is, if the folks can be trusted. As commentators have noted, Bitcoin's response discusses links to child pornography, and curiously omits discussing the image that the researchers claim to have found buried in the Blockchain.

It's no secret that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies can be favored by criminals for the whole "crypto" anonymous feature. But recently a team of researchers claim that downloading the Blockchain that Bitcoin is based upon is a criminal act because there is child pornography stored in the data.

Special Effects Firm Sues to Destroy Your DVDs

Fortunately, some things are legally impossible to enforce.

That's why we have legal principles such as "acts of God," or "impossibility of performance." And then there are those "rights" that cannot be enforced because, well, they are "ridiculous."

It's a good thing, too, especially if you want to keep your copies of "Guardians of the Galaxy," "Avengers: Age of UItron" and "Beauty and the Beast." A visual effects firm has sued to destroy them all.

Study: Lenient Patent Examiners May Have Caused Patent Trolls

Who gave birth to the dreaded Patent Troll?

Was it Greed? Was it Opportunity? Was it the Jabberwocky?

No, according to a new study, it was the Lenient Patent Examiner. Patent trolls, economists say, were born at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Does Snapchat Really Get Sued So Much?

Snapchat recently disclosed it paid $157.5 million to an ousted founder, a relatively small price to pay for a company that was valued at $25 billion when it went public.

The disclosure prompted speculation about "why Snapchat gets sued so much." But is that really true, or is that an example of muddy downstream media -- recycled mainstream media stories sprinkled with a little speculation?

It's hard to say, but we know that Snapchat is no Uber when it comes to lawsuits. Here are some comparisons:

Uber and Waymo Settle Mid Trial

In the middle of a two week trial, news of a settlement shocked reporters and courtroom observers, who had all come to watch the Uber v. Waymo trial drama unfold, in real life, in San Francisco. And while Waymo's billion dollar demand went unfulfilled before trial, Uber was willing to break off about a quarter billion dollars worth of equity and a public apology (if you could call this Uber blog post a public apology).

The self-driving technology case involved trade secret violations relating to Waymo's self-driving tech. It was alleged that Uber poached Waymo's employee, who downloaded a bunch of files before leaving and was involved in developing Waymo's tech personally.

Kalanick Grilled about 'Cheat Codes' at Trial

Travis Kalanick took a back seat at Uber last year, but he was back in the hot seat this week.

The former Uber CEO, who was forced out under pressure from investors, was the main attraction at the trial in Waymo v. Uber. Google's self-driving car division claims Uber took its technology.

Kalanick, testifying in the biggest case to hit Silicon Valley in years, admitted that he wanted Waymo's self-driving engineer. But he denied Uber took the self-driving technology. Ya think?

Major Tech Acquisitions to Watch Now

One thing's for sure about the future of tech, there will be changes.

Drones, self-driving cars, augmented reality, and virtual currencies are yesterday's news. Tomorrow will not be about the next big thing, but who owns it.

Today, major players like Amazon and Google and are staking their claims in the future marketplace. But then there are those tech deals that are running in the background.

What to Watch in the Waymo v. Uber Trial

Preparing for trial in the biggest self-driving car case ever, attorney Melissa Bailey is focused on damages.

In Waymo v. Uber, she asked the trial judge to allow the plaintiff to present financial projections about the size of the self-driving market. The judge denied the pre-trial request, saying he didn't want to tempt the jury with "big numbers."

But the stakes are no secret. Last year, Intel projected the self-driving car market could be a $7 trillion industry in the near future.

What's Next for Cryptocurrency After Thieves Rip Off $400M of It?

Bitcoin -- the bellwether for the meteoric rise in the value of cryptocurrency -- was supposed to be the gold of the 21st century gold rush.

It's still worth about $11,000 a coin, but down about 7 percent from last week. Could the theft of $400 million in cryptocurrency from another exchange have anything to do with it?

Yes or no, wasn't the value of cryptocurrency built on the idea that it was secure? While tech figures it out, law firms are still accepting virtual money in lieu of the real thing.

In a world where the internet contains copyrighted materials that were posted without the permission of the copyright holders, Playboy magazine is making an effort to hold an internet media company liable for posting a link to another person's online post (on a different web host) that allegedly infringes on Playboy's copyright, or maybe actually 746 of their copyrights.

The website Boing Boing posted an Imgur link to an archive of 746 Playboy Centerfolds and commented on how awesome it was to see the progression over the years. In response, Playboy filed a lawsuit alleging Boing Boing infringed upon their copyrights. However, Boing Boing, on a motion to dismiss, is arguing that linking is not copyright infringement.