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Mobile-based ride-sharing service Uber created quite a stir this weekend, setting a new valuation record for a technology startup in a direct investment round. Injecting $1.2 billion into the San Francisco-based service, investors valued Uber at $17 billion, a dramatic increase from last year’s valuation of $3.5 billion. An [...]

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The Federal Trade Commission is trying to stick its finger in the dike to keep the North Sea of privacy concerns back.  The FTC recently issued a staff report “Mobile Apps for Kids: Current Privacy Disclosures are Disappointing” (.pdf) demonstrating that, besides having a sense of humor, the FTC thinks mobile [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On November 28, 2011 By JETLaw

In the news…

N.B.A. reaches deal to save the season, which will open on Christmas Day.

Federal government seizes over 100 domain names in one of largest piracy crackdowns ever.

Militant Saudi Arabian-based group allegedly hired hackers to breach AT&T’s telecom network.

Apple removes ‘Jew [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On February 21, 2011 By JETLaw

In the news. . .

J.R.R. Tolkien estate threatens lawsuit over upcoming book featuring Tolkien as a character.

Literary “scout” sues over right to be paid for discovering “Twilight.”

Boarders bankruptcy petition lists creditors that include Sony Music Entertainment and Universal Music Group.

Congress wants to shut down “rogue” [...]

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Is “Facebook Privacy” an Oxymoron?

On October 29, 2010 By Kathryn Brown

Yet again, the spotlight is on Facebook. While the famed social networking site has garnered attention in the past for pushing the privacy envelope, this time, Facebook is on the defensive after revelation that some of its third-party software applications, or “apps,” leaked personally identifiable information about [...]

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Bad Apple

On August 18, 2010 By Chris Lantz

Has Apple bitten off more than it can chew? Apple, known for being overprotective of its products, may have taken its application xenophobia too far, as evidenced by a few recent modifications to its App Store developer agreement.

A little background may be necessary: Apple iPhones (without being jail broken — recently found [...]

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iPhone “Jailbreaking” is Fair Use

On August 2, 2010 By Theresa Weisenberger

Every three years, the U.S. Copyright Office reviews the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), and issues opinions on how it should be interpreted. The most talked about exception the Office recently released is its ruling on the legality of “jailbreaking” an iPhone. Much to Apple’s dismay, jailbreaking an iPhone is fair use, which [...]

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Apple Announces New Rules for App Makers

On April 20, 2010 By Nicole Soussan

Want to know the name of that song playing on the radio? There’s an app for that. Want to take care of an electronic pet all day? There’s an app for that. Want a burrito waiting for you at Chipotle when you run in to grab it? You guessed it — there’s an [...]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On February 28, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news . . .

U.S. Copyright Czar launches public inquiry into how Americans think copyright infringement law can be improved.

FCC regulatory plan set to be launched soon has broadband providers on the defensive.

Costs associated with Tiger press conference will go to him, not taxpayers.

The end [...]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On February 22, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news…

New iPhone app brings reward to burglars and muggers. Commentators say this and other microblogging services could lead to rise in home insurance premiums.

Young German novelist claims “intertextuality,” not plagiarism, in face of praise-turned-criticism.

Department of Justice creates intellectual property task force to combat [...]

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