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Over the past decade, internet users have taken part in a continuously changing online experience.  Privacy, one of the most dynamic features of this experience, always seems to be the cause of significant shifts in online behavior.  In the beginning, there were chat rooms resembling the wild west, where users could complain, comment, [...]

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Less than a week after Facebook announced plans to enable face recognition across its social networking site, privacy groups demonstrated the gravity of their concerns about the new technology, filing a complaint that asked the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to force Facebook to end plans for the new service. The privacy groups specifically asked that the FTC stop Facebook from [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On January 31, 2011 By JETLaw

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, [...]

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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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As the world is realizing, and as a top-grossing movie recently highlighted, Facebook is an Internet giant. With over half a billion users and advertising revenue figures that reach the billions, it is a powerhouse that other sites want to emulate. . .or at least mock. In response to Facebook’s growing popularity, Lamebook [...]

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Is “Facebook Privacy” an Oxymoron?

On October 29, 2010 By Kathryn Brown

Yet again, the spotlight is on Facebook. While the famed social networking site has garnered attention in the past for pushing the privacy envelope, this time, Facebook is on the defensive after revelation that some of its third-party software applications, or “apps,” leaked personally identifiable information about [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On October 25, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news. . .

Canadian FCC slams DJ and radio station for implying Justin Bieber is gay.

Major networks block web programs from being viewed on Google TV.

Piracy domain seizure bill allowing government to blacklist piracy websites makes major strides in Congress.

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On September 27, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news…

Hallmark settles lawsuit with Paris Hilton for “That’s Hot” greeting card the celebrity claimed infringed her trademarked catch phrase and publicity rights.

District court rules films Disturbia and Rear Window not substantially similar, and grants summary judgment for Speilberg in copyright infringement suit.

Supreme Court requests response from [...]

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Reason #418 to Think Before Posting

On September 23, 2010 By Sarah Duncan

Every day you hear more reasons to be careful about posting personal or inappropriate information on the Internet because it lasts forever, you never know who might see it, and on and on. People often worry about the professional implications of their Internet activity, but now there is more reason to worry about personal safety.

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Rebecca Javeleau of Hertfordshire, England was planning to host a small gathering of friends for her upcoming fifteenth birthday party on October 7 at her home. As any girl nearing the end of her tween years would do, Rebecca proceeded to invite her guests via Facebook. However, she made a critical error — after posting [...]

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