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On November 2, 2015 By bjacobs November 1, 2015
For emerging tech companies like Uber or Lyft and established behemoths like Amazon alike, maintaining their classification of a subset of their workers as independent contractors is crucial. Such classification allows these corporations to keep their costs down and limit their liabilities. For the former, in fact, their business model virtually depends on this arrangement.
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On March 24, 2015 By Philip Houten March 24, 2015
On February 15, 2015, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released a proposed rule to regulate unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) that seeks to bring the use of drones into the regulated environment of aviation. An aircraft qualifies as a UAS if it is less than 55 pounds, and travels less than 100 miles per [...]Continue Reading →
On April 8, 2014 By John Lomascolo April 8, 2014
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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 →
On November 16, 2011 By Andrew Farrell November 15, 2011
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 wants [...]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 still wound [...]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 fantasy book [...]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 enforcement agency.
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 many features touted [...]Continue Reading →
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