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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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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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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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Monday Morning JETLawg

On October 7, 2013 By Bradlee Edmondson

Feds v Silk Road; NSA tracks some Tor users; DoJ on NSLs; Samsung v Apple sanctions; A-Rod v MLB; ExxonMobil v Fox

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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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RSA Blames NSA

On September 30, 2013 By Jonathan Hoffmann

Last week, RSA, the security division of EMC, recommended that its customers stop using a community-developed encryption algorithm standard known as Dual EC DRBG because the NSA had inserted a backdoor into that cryptographic key creation product. This move by RSA came after the NIST issued a [...]

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Aggressive DMCA Take-Downs Stifling Internet Speech?

On September 24, 2013 By Zachary Altman

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act was passed by Congress in 1998 to provide relief for copyright holders dealing with infringement in the new age of digital media where the internet has made reproduction and distribution of information so easy. Unfortunately, current application of the DMCA verges on chilling the free speech [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On September 23, 2013 By Bradlee Edmondson

Patent trolls, NSA, FTC, oh my!

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Kickstart My Art

On September 17, 2013 By Jeffrey W. Sheehan

This summer, Martha Ingram saved Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center from a looming bankruptcy. Now, the symphony that calls the Schermerhorn home is seeking out a new patron to “be a part of the experience” of recording three works by composer Joan Tower. You are that patron. The Symphony is one of [...]

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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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