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Amid the backdrop of last week’s People’s Climate March and the UN Climate Change Summit, tech giants Facebook and Google have cut ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). The companies cite the lobbying group’s stance on climate change–i.e., denial–as the reason.

ALEC is a Koch-funded, right-wing think tank [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On August 23, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news…

“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 [...]

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Yahoo!: Defender of Privacy Rights

On April 23, 2010 By JETLaw

Privacy protection for electronic communications has been a subject of debate for some time now, so it should come as no surprise that the government continues to make controversial attempts to obtain private email communications. A recent legal controversy between Yahoo! and the Department of Justice illustrates just how far the government can go in [...]

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Internet search engines such as Google and Yahoo! earn a majority of their profit from selling advertisements to appear next to search results. Google’s coveted advertising space, however, causes nightmares for trademark holders when their trademarks are auctioned by Google to competitors as keywords to trigger the competitors’ advertisements when the trademark is used as [...]

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A proposed partnership between Microsoft and Yahoo’s search engines faces increased scrutiny this week by the Department of Justice (DOJ). The partnership, announced in July, would give Microsoft control of Yahoo’s search service by using its own search engine, Bing, on all Yahoo sites. Yahoo would maintain the responsibility of selling [...]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On September 13, 2009 By JETLaw

In the news . . .

Flickr alters its DMCA policy to preserve more user information.

Microsoft-Yahoo deal faces antitrust scrutiny.

In consideration of Monica Seles attack, U.S. Open boosts security after another player-fan incident.

Lawyer who leaked BALCO information released from prison after serving [...]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On July 12, 2009 By JETLaw

In the news . . .

- Ukraine passes law banning possession of pornography.

- St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa drops lawsuit against Twitter.

- Lawsuit in the making? Fast food chains pushing envelope with sex-filled commercials.

- Yahoo and NFL Players Association settle over [...]

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On March 11, 2009, in an unpublished per curium decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit denied Yahoo!’s writ of mandamus, effectively affirming the district court’s refusal to transfer American Airlines’s trademark infringement and misappropriation suit to the Northern District of California.

American’s underlying suit, filed on [...]

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By continually providing Chinese authorities with requested information, Yahoo!, Inc.’s involvement in China has led to the imprisonment of several Chinese democratic reform supporters over the years. Wang Xiaoning, a citizen and resident of China, experienced this state of affairs first hand when the Chinese government sentenced him to ten years in prison [...]

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