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In an interview last month, the head of the infamous Silk Road website promised that it would never allow the sale of “anything that’s main purpose is to harm innocent people . . . For example . . . hitmen [...]

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Wednesday Morning JETLawg

On October 9, 2013 By Bradlee Edmondson

There were a lot of items this week, so we are publishing a Wednesday Morning JETLawg in addition to our usual Monday Morning JETLawg:

The shutdown of the Federal Government has delayed further action in the Wyndham v. FTC data breach case (previously mentioned here). The FTC is arguing  for [...]

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If prosecutors are going to effectively prosecute identity theft and stolen computer code, New York needs to upgrade its laws for the 21st Century, according to a report [PDF] released last week by a New York State task force led by Manhattan district attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr.

 

New York’s criminal code has not [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On September 23, 2013 By Bradlee Edmondson

Patent trolls, NSA, FTC, oh my!

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On September 16, 2013 By Bradlee Edmondson

Was that bribery? There’s an app for that! Latham & Watkins releases an app detailing anti-corruption and bribery statutes across many countries. [H/T Law Technology News] False advertising claims (some of them, anyway) against Frito-Lay, based on an “All-Natural” label applied to GMO products, survive. [H/T @rtushnet] After [...]

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California Seeks to Criminalize “Revenge Porn”

On September 10, 2013 By Thomas McFarland

In today’s digital world it has become quite common for jilted lovers to publish intimate photos and videos of their ex-significant other on the web in the aftermath of a contentious breakup. The growth in popularity of so-called “revenge porn” has led to the emergence of pornographic websites wholly dedicated to the material. These [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On September 9, 2013 By Bradlee Edmondson

The New York Times breaks a story alleging that the Drug Enforcement Agency has been working very closely with AT&T to access a database of phone records going as far back as 1987. According to the story, the DEA pays AT&T to station several of the company’s employees inside DEA investigative units to [...]

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Silicon Valley Strikes Back

On September 3, 2013 By Richard Saunders

As more information regarding the NSA’s surveillance program, dubbed X-Keyscore, trickles into the public domain, technology industry titans continue their battle with the government for increased transparency of national security requests.

Until recently, the full extent of domestic surveillance was largely unknown due to a closely guarded, secret surveillance request process. All surveillance requests [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On September 2, 2013 By Bradlee Edmondson

A bill passed in New Zealand effectively bans software patents by labeling them ‘not inventions.’ A newly invented process, implemented in software, would still be patentable, but the software that implements it would not itself be patentable. Will this square New Zealand’s goal with the TRIPS Agreement’s requirement that patents be available [...]

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Proxy servers, like other technologies that facilitate anonymity, serve both good and bad interests. On the one hand, they have helped people living under oppressive regimes view otherwise-censored content. On the other hand, they are used to facilitate criminal activity, including terrorist attacks. The function of a proxy server is not complicated: you [...]

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