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Privacy & Social Media:
California creates a minor’s right to be forgotten online. (In contrast, the EU Court of Justice found in June that EU law contains no general right to be forgotten.) [H/T Privacy, E-Commerce & Data Security's Summer 2013 Newsletter (PDF)] Google may be getting ready to use your [...]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 →
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 that [...]Continue Reading →
On January 12, 2011 By Christina Santana January 10, 2011
A new California law has gone into effect, which imposes criminal liability on:
any person who knowingly and without consent credibly impersonates another person through or on an Internet Web site or by other electronic means for purposes of harming, intimidating, threatening, or defrauding another person.
Any person found guilty of [...]Continue Reading →
On August 6, 2010 By Joanna Barry August 6, 2010
Three years after Anna Nicole Smith died of an accidental prescription drug overdose, California prosecutors are trying two of her doctor’s and her attorney/boyfriend, Howard K. Stern. The three are being tried for conspiracy to prescribe controlled substances to an addict. Assistant District Attorney Renee Rose made opening statements to a jury on Wednesday, saying [...]Continue Reading →
If you love flashing electronic billboards, California may soon be your state of choice. A new bill in the California legislature, currently under review in the Assembly Transportation Committee, would allow the DMV to partner with innovative companies, such as Hurst Chemical Company, to research and develop new e-license technology. According [...]Continue Reading →
Oops…they did it again. The Spears family (a.k.a. the consanguine of pop icon Ms. Britney Spears) has landed itself back in court, and back in the national news headlines this week. Cleverly coined “Britneygate,” the oh-so-entertaining dispute between Britney Spears’ mother, Lynne, and Britney’s ex-manager, Sam Lufti, is now set to play out in [...]Continue Reading →
"I Know it When I Play it": Supreme Court Announces it Will Consider First Amendment Protection for Violence in Video Games
On April 30, 2010 By Andrew Cunningham July 24, 2010
Whether we like it or not, video games have become an undeniable force in our world. Gone (mostly) are the days where I find an afternoon wasted on NBA Jam or Mario Kart, but I also realize that the N64 I purchased in seventh grade with birthday money is unlikely to be the last console I ever [...]Continue Reading →
In the news . . .
If Sandra Bullock’s stable presence helped husband Jesse James obtain full custody of his daughter, what would divorce mean for young Sunny?
U.S. Cyber Command from Department of Defense ready to take over defense against cyberattacks.
File-sharing site Rapidshare attempts to legitimize its [...]Continue Reading →
In the news . . .
Consequences of school filters.
Iran takes steps towards government email for all.
Bruce leaves lawsuit against small store owners.
The dangers of singing [...]Continue Reading →
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