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On April 7, 2010 By JETLaw
Recently, a coalition of technology companies and advocacy groups has announced that it will lobby Congress to strengthen online privacy laws.
The companies involved include AT&T, Microsoft, and Google, while the advocacy groups include the American Civil Liberties Union, the Center for Democracy and Technology, and the Competitive Enterprise Institute.
Calling itself the [...]Continue Reading →
Youngsters who plan on celebrating the beginning of summer vacation by mocking their teachers on MySpace or Facebook would be wise to think twice, or they might be suspended in August for their summer antics. Two middle school students in Pennsylvania were suspended in two separate incidents for creating fake profiles [...]Continue Reading →
On March 25, 2009 By JETLaw
Although lawsuits by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) against Internet users suspected of illegal file-sharing have gained widespread publicity in recent years, people seeking to share and download free music online may soon face a new type of obstacle.
The Obama administration recently expressed its intention to continue the Bush-era [...]Continue Reading →
On March 23, 2009 By JETLaw
Rule 1 of The Bluebook—the authoritative manual for legal citations followed by most American law journals—is as simple as can be: “Provide citations to authorities so that readers may identify and find those citations for future research.” Indeed, that basic rule has been followed by generations of academic authors and law journal [...]Continue Reading →
On December 19, 2008 By JETLaw
It sounded too good to be true. And it was. Although the Federal Communications Commission had been preparing to vote on a controversial free Internet plan, the meeting, scheduled for December 18, was canceled. Before yesterday, the FCC, under the guidance of Chairman Kevin Martin, had been considering whether to auction [...]Continue Reading →
On November 10, 2008 By JETLaw
Jury duty, it has been said, is for people who aren’t smart enough to get out of jury duty. But is that the only problem with the jury composition of today? One of the highest-ranking judges in England, Lord Judge of Draycote, the Lord Chief Justice, doesn’t seem to think so. In [...]Continue Reading →
In the recent case of Badasa v. Mukasey, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit granted Plaintiff Lamilem Badasa’s Petition for Review following the Department of Homeland Security’s denial of her application for asylum. The court’s reason for granting the petition? Merely the fact that the Department based its interpretation [...]Continue Reading →
An American grand jury indicted a German and a Briton last Thursday, beginning the first American prosecution of hackers for distributed denial-of-service attacks. Axel Gembe and Lee Graham Walker are accused of intentionally damaging a computer system and conspiracy, charges that could lead to fifteen years in prison.
A distributed [...]Continue Reading →
On October 8, 2008 By JETLaw
Hooray for maintaining (or, more aptly, restoring) the intellectual property rights of artists who share their work via the Internet! The technology and creative communities have banded together in an attempt to encourage the development of, and educate the public about, the distribution of inventive, original Internet content over safe, reliable networks. The result is Continue Reading →