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On November 10, 2010 By Donna Baldry
Coming out of Europe this week are two apparently opposite movements: one seeks stronger protections for Internet users’ personal information; the other, aims to relax intellectual property laws and allow the use of copyright materials without the owners’ approval.
At one end of the spectrum, the European Commission has called for strengthening [...]Continue Reading →
In the news. . .
Rolling Stone dodges publicity rights lawsuit for placing famous pictures of artists on t-shirts and other merchandise.
Britain moves to revise intellectual property laws to conform to the Internet age.
Rock band, Creed, sues Yamaha Motor Corporation to stop exploitation of [...]Continue Reading →
Every day you hear more reasons to be careful about posting personal or inappropriate information on the Internet because it lasts forever, you never know who might see it, and on and on. People often worry about the professional implications of their Internet activity, but now there is more reason to worry about personal safety.
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If it’s okay to Google someone before a first date or job interview, why not during the jury selection process?
During a Morris County medical malpractice trial on May 14, 2009, Superior Court Judge David Rand asked plaintiff’s lawyer Mitchell Makowicz Jr. if he was Googling jurors’ names during the selection process. [...]Continue Reading →
Google recently launched its “Instant Search” – a technological program which allows Internet users to type only the first few letters of a word before Google suggests search results. For example, if one types the letters V-A-N into Google’s search engine, it would suggest results ranging any where from Continue Reading →
In the news…
Class-action plaintiffs claim Disney stiffed highly-paid financial analysts on overtime pay.
Laws governing sports agents under fire for repeated failure to enforce its provisions.
Facebook’s new location-based service “Places” gets mixed reviews from users regarding privacy implications.
Activision comes under fire in California [...]Continue Reading →
When twenty year-old Michigan resident Hadley Jons logged onto Facebook a during a break from jury duty and saw the familiar “What’s on your mind?” prompt, she didn’t hesitate to answer: “[A]ctually excited for jury duty tomorrow,” she wrote on August 11. “It’s gonna be fun to tell the defendant they’re GUILTY.”
Now Jons is [...]Continue Reading →
In the news…
“Innocent Infringer” defense under copyright law may be put to the test as P2P user appeals to the Supreme Court.
Twitter diet helps woman lose twenty-five pounds.
Judge clears Google and Yahoo Argentina of defamation charges for including sex-related web sites in the [...]Continue Reading →
On August 19, 2010 By Joanna Barry
About fifty million hearing and vision-impaired people live in the United States, yet few consumer electronics are designed to be readily accessible those individuals. Although some smartphones, most notably Apple’s iPhone, have built-in speech software for the blind, others require costly programs to make the phones user-friendly.
Recently, legislation was introduced in Congress to address [...]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 →