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Tech companies win the right to report government data requests (like national security letters) in greater detail. Rand Paul plans on taking his lawsuit against the NSA to the Supreme Court. [via The Hill] The NSA hires its first Privacy and Civil Liberties Officer. [via SANS; SC Magazine]
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For several years, net neutrality has been a major issue among consumer groups, startup companies, and many others who value the open nature of the internet. In the early days of the internet, internet service providers (ISPs) relayed data between websites and users indiscriminately, operating as a mere conduit. In the last few years, however, [...]Continue Reading →
“Does the US government have any role in ensuring ubiquitous, open, world-class, interconnected, reasonably-priced Internet access?” For Susan Crawford, co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard and a professor at Yeshiva University’s Cardozo School of Law, the question is rhetorical. Obviously, yes. It [...]Continue Reading →
Proponents of net neutrality lost a battle on Friday. The House of Representatives, in the one-page House Joint Resolution 37, voted 240 to 179 to overturn the Federal Communication Commission’s December regulation that prohibits Internet service providers from interfering with web traffic on their broadband networks.
The FCC’s recent order, entitled “Preserving [...]Continue Reading →
House Republicans voted to prevent [subscription required] the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from implementing new rules intended to regulate Internet Service Providers (ISPs). Specifically, the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, by a 15-8 vote along party lines, approved a measure that would invalidate FCC net neutrality rules intended to give the agency the [...]Continue Reading →
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Legal fight over song from “The Fighter” causes trouble for CBS, Beck, the NFL, and Busta Rhymes, among others.
Originally proposed by the telecommunications giant, Verizon now opposes FCC’s net neutrality rules.
IFPI music report sheds new light on impact piracy has on recording [...]Continue Reading →
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Rolling Stone dodges publicity rights lawsuit for placing famous pictures of artists on t-shirts and other merchandise.
Britain moves to revise intellectual property laws to conform to the Internet age.
Rock band, Creed, sues Yamaha Motor Corporation to stop exploitation of hit “Higher” in [...]Continue Reading →
May a mobile carrier legally block the transmission of certain text messages to its subscribers because of an objection to the content of only a portion of those texts? EZ Texting, a mobile marketing company who filed suit against T-Mobile last Friday, is hoping a federal court will respond with an [...]Continue Reading →
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“Innocent Infringer” defense under copyright law may be put to the test as P2P user appeals to the Supreme Court.
Twitter diet helps woman lose twenty-five pounds.
Judge clears Google and Yahoo Argentina of defamation charges for including sex-related web sites in the search results of [...]Continue Reading →
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