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On September 8, 2011 By Nadia Mozaffar
Last month I blogged about Missouri’s Amy Hestir Student Protection Act, a law which prohibits private communications between teachers and students on social media websites. Several readers shared their concerns about the vagueness and breadth of the Act in the comments. It seemed that the law was clearly running afoul of several Constitutional [...]Continue Reading →
As its name suggests, Google’s Street View, a feature of Google Maps, provides street-level images of locations across the world. Google captures these images through its Google Street View cars and trikes, which are specially equipped with cameras that capture 360-degree views of the streets through [...]Continue Reading →
On July 22, 2011 By Andrew Farrell
Over the past decade, internet users have taken part in a continuously changing online experience. Privacy, one of the most dynamic features of this experience, always seems to be the cause of significant shifts in online behavior. In the beginning, there were chat rooms resembling the wild west, where users could [...]Continue Reading →
Lawmakers this week are fighting against internet companies that track users’ personal information in an effort to alleviate online privacy concerns.
First, Rep. Edward J. Market (D. Mass) and Joe Barton (R. Texas) introduced the “Do Not Track Kids Act of 2011.” The bill (PDF) restricts how companies monitor children’s information [...]Continue Reading →
On April 7, 2011 By Virginia Maynard
In the most recent installment of the battle between Switzerland’s Federal Data Protection Commissioner and Google Inc., the top administrative court in Switzerland ruled against Google’s “Street View” map service on Monday, backing the Swiss privacy watchdog. The decision was grounded in existing laws that require permission to use visible faces on the internet.
Based [...]Continue Reading →
In the news. . .
Axl Rose goes forward with $20 million lawsuit over use of band mate Slash in videogame Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock.
Charlie Sheen catchphrase, “Winning!” sparks trademark disputes.
ICANN approves .xxx for adult-entertainment sites.
Netflix faces class action lawsuit for [...]Continue Reading →
In the United States, citizens are guaranteed protection from unreasonable search and seizure by the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution. But as anyone who’s looked into Fourth Amendment jurisprudence will tell you, the most important word in that analysis is unreasonable. Courts around the country have developed a wide range of categories [...]Continue Reading →
Sometimes, the information I learn online raises more questions than it answers. For instance, did you know that my mother is the same age as my sister? Or that my parents’ home is worth $331,000 more if my father is considered the owner than if my mother is considered the owner (does my father own [...]Continue Reading →
In the news. . .
Legal fight over song from “The Fighter” causes trouble for CBS, Beck, the NFL, and Busta Rhymes, among others.
Originally proposed by the telecommunications giant, Verizon now opposes FCC’s net neutrality rules.
IFPI music report sheds new light on impact piracy [...]Continue Reading →