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On July 18, 2013 By Shannon Han February 4, 2014
Pharmaceutical companies, the Federal Trade Commission, and antitrust and intellectual property attorneys waited with bated breath for the Supreme Court’s monumental decision on the legality of reverse-payment settlements, announced in FTC v. Actavis. On June 17, 2013, everyone got their answer… or did they?
In March, this blog outlined [...]Continue Reading →
Internet search giant Google has agreed to a settlement, including a $7 million payout, with a group of states in a case involving privacy complaints. The complaints stem from Google’s street view cars, which travel the roads taking 360-degree pictures as well as the location of wireless hotspots and cell phone towers. They [...]Continue Reading →
On March 11, 2013 By Marina Visan March 8, 2013
You’ve probably been the victim of a misleading text from one of your favorite companies promising gift cards or other fabulous prizes. By clicking the link, you’d likely have been directed to a web site asking for your personal information, such as social security or credit card number, and rarely leading to an actual reward. [...]Continue Reading →
The Federal Trade Commission is trying to stick its finger in the dike to keep the North Sea of privacy concerns back. The FTC recently issued a staff report “Mobile Apps for Kids: Current Privacy Disclosures are Disappointing” (.pdf) demonstrating that, besides having a sense of humor, the FTC thinks mobile [...]Continue Reading →
On June 15, 2011 By Virginia Maynard June 14, 2011
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 [...]Continue Reading →
In early 2009, Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff couldn’t take it anymore. After he watched the Utah Utes football program go undefeated in the regular season for the second time in five years, he believed that the Utes deserved a place in the NCAA’s BCS title game. However, just like in 2004, the Utes [...]Continue Reading →
Has Apple bitten off more than it can chew? Apple, known for being overprotective of its products, may have taken its application xenophobia too far, as evidenced by a few recent modifications to its App Store developer agreement.
A little background may be necessary: Apple iPhones (without being jail broken — recently found [...]Continue Reading →
On July 14, 2010 By Joe Cesta January 26, 2014
By now most have been warned of the dangers of posting sensitive or private information on social network sites. But this past Monday, July 12, 2010, National Public Radio (NPR) ran a story detailing the latest risk faced by users of Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, and the like. Collection agencies are using social networking [...]Continue Reading →
Elena Kagan’s record indicates she might be friendly to entertainment cases.
Finland becomes first country in the world to make broadband a legal right for every citizen.
Supreme Court decides patent door should stay open for those creating new business methods.
Alleged “Twilight” [...]Continue Reading →
Federal court finds senatorial candidate Charles DeVore’s political campaign advertisements utilizing Don Henley’s music are not Fair Use.
Congress has driven a stake through the heart of movie box office futures trading — banning the practice.
Federal Trade Commission settles with Twitter in privacy case.
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