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Like a diamond, the internet is forever. But should it be? As more of our lives move online, digital storage continues to expand exponentially, and search engines become ever-more adept at culling that information, some people are questioning whether internet users should have the right to be forgotten.

Last month, the European [...]

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ISPs See Power Shift in the European Union

On March 31, 2014 By Dustin Kovacic

In a decision released on March 27th, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) within the EU can now block piracy sites that contain copyrighted material.

The decision comes from Constantin Film and Wega v. UPC Telekabel Wien, a case referred to the CJEU by the Austrian [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On January 27, 2014 By Bradlee Edmondson

Patent Eligibility Symposium Wrap-Up

On Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, JETLaw hosted its 2013-2014 symposium, Patents 101: From Computer Code to Genetic Codes, focusing on what, exactly, is eligible for patent protection. Chief Judge Randall Rader of the Federal Circuit delivered the keynote address, and panels addressed software patents, gene patents, and principles of patent [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On October 14, 2013 By Bradlee Edmondson

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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There may finally be a light at the end of the tunnel in Microsoft’s antitrust battle with the European Union (EU). Since the 1990s, the European Commission (EC), the regulatory body of the EU, has been investigating Microsoft’s business and competition practices. As a result of these investigations, the company has [...]

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Last Tuesday, the European Union signed a pact with seventeen social networking sites in Europe, including Facebook and MySpace. The goal of the pact was to curb the abuses of “cyberbullying” and to protect the privacy of underage users.

Cyberbullying refers to the use of the Internet, cell phones, or other [...]

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Microsoft Loses Its Latest EU Antitrust Case

On January 24, 2009 By JETLaw

On January 16, 2009, the European Union found that Microsoft’s practice of bundling its web browser with its operating system violated EU antitrust laws. As a result of the ruling, Microsoft will not be able to sell the two products together in the twenty-seven EU member nations.

In a statement released [...]

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