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On August 11, 2014, the California Senate passed cellular phone anti-theft legislation, sending it to Governor Jerry Brown to be signed into law.  The bill, SB 962, mandates that any smartphone built and distributed in California after July 1, 2015 must have a “technological solution” that would prevent new […]

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Ending Revenge Porn Through Copyright

On April 3, 2014 By

The growth of interactive internet sites over the past couple decades has lead to the blossoming of an industry specializing in user-generated pornography. This phenomenon has become known as “Porn 2.0,” and has provided users an outlet to post photos and videos not only of themselves, but also of people who have […]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On October 14, 2013 By

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 […]

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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 […]

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Do You Password Protect Your Cellphone?

On January 27, 2011 By

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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California: (Enter Ad Here)

On June 22, 2010 By

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 […]

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Oops . . . They Did It Again

On June 18, 2010 By

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 […]

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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 […]

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