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On March 11, 2014 By Bradlee Edmondson March 11, 2014
The simmering surveillance debate just hit a flash point.
On Tuesday morning, Senator Dianne Feinsten, Chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, accused the CIA of spying on Senate computers used by committee staff investigating CIA interrogation techniques. The search was supposedly focused on whether the Intelligence Committee had obtained a particular CIA report on interrogation procedures. Senator Feinstein called [...]Continue Reading →
Courts Split on the Constitutionality of NSA Surveillance Programs — Rand Paul Wants to Settle the Issue in the US Supreme Court
On February 12, 2014 By Dahni Barav January 14, 2015
Do you have a telephone? Want to join a class action against the NSA? Rand Paul plans to file a class action lawsuit against the National Security Agency (NSA), and he’s looking for people to join in the suit. He claims that the NSA’s practice of collecting phone records for 100 million people under [...]Continue Reading →
In the wake of President Obama’s admonition of the increasing costs of patent litigation in his State of the Union, a notorious patent troll has further illuminated the need for reform. After learning that the FTC planned to file a complaint alleging deceptive trade practices, MPHJ Technology Investments preemptively Continue Reading →
On October 29, 2013 By Rebecca Loegering January 26, 2014
“Hail to the Redskins! Hail Victory! Braves on the warpath! Fight for old D.C.!” Many fans of the NFL’s Washington Redskins know the team’s fight song by heart, though it has undergone changes since its debut in 1938 as a result of controversial, and arguably offensive, lyrics. The team’s name has also long been mired [...]Continue Reading →
In the news. . .
Scramble ensues to get rights to “Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” trademarks.
Obama issues executive order establishing two interagency advisory committees to oversee enforcement of IP rights.
Judge gives new life to EchoStar’s patent counter-attack against TiVo.
$1 billion copyright infringement lawsuit against Continue Reading →
In the news. . .
Viacom agrees to pay $1.75 million for class action copyright suit related to BET’s failure to obtain proper “sync” licenses for its programs.
Mobile Resource Card, a financial services company, is suing the Kardashian sisters for walking away from a deal for prepaid celebrity-endorsed debit cards, [...]Continue Reading →
In the news. . .
Estate of superstar Bette Davis sues Los Angeles clothing store for dress it claims violates the actress’s publicity rights.
Copyright issues still unresolved in the Barack Obama “HOPE” Image controversy.
RapidShare, named as a contributor to digital piracy by a MarkMonitor report, has threatened [...]Continue Reading →
Controversy has surrounded health care reform at least since the 2008 presidential elections, and it has not died down since President Obama signed the health care bill into law back in March. The Tea Party, perhaps the loudest opponent to this law, has consistently argued that Congress exceeded its constitutional power in passing the [...]Continue Reading →
On September 16, 2010 By Jordan Teague January 26, 2014
Zuckerberg may have been onto something earlier this year when he declared that privacy is dead. Although digital privacy expectations may not be entirely dead, the California courtroom and corporate worlds have both done their part this month to bring privacy to extinction.
Apple is thinking about patenting spyware that would [...]Continue Reading →
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