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Privacy concerns for cloud computing range from hackers obtaining personal information to searches by the government. What is rarely considered are the autoscan searches routinely conducted by some cloud providers. These autoscans usually search material when it is uploaded or downloaded. The cloud providers accomplish this by comparing “ Continue Reading →
States and small businesses have been battling to close a gaping sales tax loophole that has created an unfair playing field in the retail industry. For years, online retailers like Amazon and eBay have avoided collecting and paying over state sales taxes. This has given them a substantial tax advantage over brick-and-mortar retailers that allows [...]Continue Reading →
No one denies that streaming is the future for watching videos. But you can’t stream Netflix–or any online video–without an Internet connection. Moreover, some video streams are time-sensitive. For instance, the free version of Hulu may allow you to view only the most recent episodes of your favorite TV show. But MediaMall Technologies [...]Continue Reading →
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California passes new law making it illegal to impersonate celebrities, pushing limits of both trademark and publicity rights protection.
After judge orders permanent injunction, LimeWire drags Amazon.com and Apple into legal battle — demanding accounts of possible backdoor dealings with record labels.
Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction [...]Continue Reading →
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Film companies threaten copyright infringement lawsuits against PETA over the animal rights group’s repeated unauthorized use of film clips in their advertising campaigns.
British judge refuses to dismiss plagiarism lawsuit against J.K. Rowling, stating plaintiff claiming Rowling stole ideas for “Harry Potter” from obscure [...]Continue Reading →
Michigan woman faces murder charges from a Facebook feud that ended in tragedy.
House Financial Services Chairman Barney Frank’s drive to establish a licensing and regulation system for Internet gambling still faces resistance.
70,000 blogs unexpectedly shut down by unidentified law [...]Continue Reading →
The advent of new technology almost inevitably brings pronouncements of existing technology’s death. We have all heard that “Video Killed the Radio Star,” Napster killed the recording industry, and DVRs are killing advertising. Now add to this mix, a new murderer: Apple’s iPad.
One of the [...]Continue Reading →
On February 11, 2010 By Lauren Kilgore
It appears that in the very near future, when you snuggle up in bed with a good book, you may be snuggling up with your computer as well. Enter Google, arguably the most prominent force in media and technology today. The technomedia giant is plowing ahead with its plan to scan and digitize millions of [...]Continue Reading →
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Google and NSA team up to fight cyberattacks.
Scientists discover energy teleportation.
Seventh Circuit upholds prison ban on Dungeons & Dragons against First and Fourteenth Amendment challenge.
Australian copyright holders lose ability to compel ISP assistance. Meanwhile, [...]Continue Reading →