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FBI Is Hoping To Wiretap Internet Services – Should It Be Allowed? FBI Is Hoping To Wiretap Internet Services – Should It Be Allowed?
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As technologies have advanced, they have dramatically changed the way that we live and interact. We, as consumers, have become accustomed to the convenience, capabilities, and even the entertainment that they provide. But, should these same advantages be applied to …

Charles Nesson Says RIAA Creating “Urban Legend” Around Copyright Charles Nesson Says RIAA Creating “Urban Legend” Around Copyright
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You may recall the story of Joel Tenenbaum, the young man who chose to fight the RIAA when the group began to go after individual file sharers during the last decade. He has been caught in a legal hell for …

Yahoo Claims Patents For Open Source Technologies Yahoo Claims Patents For Open Source Technologies

Facebook is really into the open source movement. Just looking at their developer’s page should tell you that they care about developers and aim to provide them with the best in open source development tools. Yahoo has open sourced some …

Righthaven Copyrights (Including Porn Titles) Being Auctioned on eBay Righthaven Copyrights (Including Porn Titles) Being Auctioned on eBay

17 Righthaven copyrights are being auctioned off on eBay today. I’m not going to rehash the entire Righthaven saga here, but if you’re unfamiliar with the story, Righthaven with the business model of purchasing copyrights and suing people. They have …

Facebook Photos Could Derail Plaintiff’s Injury Claim Facebook Photos Could Derail Plaintiff’s Injury Claim
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Here’s another sticky legal question that wouldn’t have existed prior to 2004: a Canadian woman has been ordered by the Supreme Court of British Columbia to submit her personal photos from Facebook as evidence to be used in a damages …

The Pirate Bay To Be Blocked In The UK The Pirate Bay To Be Blocked In The UK
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We reported a few months ago that there was a high court ruling currently pending on whether or not The Pirate Bay could be blocked by UK ISPs. It seems that those in the copyright industry got their wish as …

Kim Dotcom To Have $750,000 Returned To Him Kim Dotcom To Have $750,000 Returned To Him
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We brought you word a few months ago that Kim Dotcom, founder of Megaupload, was on his way to getting some of his possessions back. It seems that the news has finally become reality as Dotcom had about $750,000 worth …

Judge: Your Tweets Aren’t Yours, And Even Your Deleted Tweets Can Be Obtained Without A Warrant Judge: Your Tweets Aren’t Yours, And Even Your Deleted Tweets Can Be Obtained Without A Warrant

“While the Fourth Amendment provides protection for our physical homes, we do not have a physical “home” on the Internet.” That’s the crux of a decision from New York Criminal Court judge Matthew Sciarrino Jr. Not only that, but when …

Deion Sanders Tweets Photo Of His Sons Filing A Police Report Against Their Mother
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It’s fairly common knowledge that former NFL star Deion Sanders is going through a nasty divorce. The Pro Football Hall of Famer filed for divorce in December 2011. In March his estranged wife, Pilar Sanders, sued Sanders for $200 million, …

Megaupload Data Negotiations Begin April 26 Megaupload Data Negotiations Begin April 26

We brought you word yesterday that the U.S. government may not have a case against file-sharing service Megaupload due to a “procedural error.” If this is true, Megaupload could be potentially let off the hook. There still remains the problem …

MegaUpload Trial Might Not Happen Due To Procedural Error MegaUpload Trial Might Not Happen Due To Procedural Error
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The MegaUpload Saga has been a crazy roller coaster ride the likes of which the world hasn’t seen in a very long time. It’s a shame that more people aren’t paying attention to it since it has the potential set …

Legal Concerns Loom with ICANN’s Upcoming gTLDs Legal Concerns Loom with ICANN’s Upcoming gTLDs
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ICANN’s controversial decision to open up the market for domain name endings is about to get even stickier as the registration process nears its deadline. According to numerous analysts, there will be an outburst of legal issues after the new …

Does Fining Google Really Achieve Anything? Does Fining Google Really Achieve Anything?

Over the weekend, the Federal Communications Commission released a heavily redacted report that detailed the consequences of Google’s lack of transparency and cooperation with an investigation revolving around the non-consensual collection of information from people using unsecured wi-fi networks. It …

MegaUpload Data Safe Until Compromise Can Be Reached MegaUpload Data Safe Until Compromise Can Be Reached

We brought you word last week that MegaUpload and all the other interested parties took to court to argue their case for why MegaUpload’s data should or should not be destroyed. Everybody involved from MegaUpload themselves to the EFF to …

Facebook Use On Company Computers: Not A Federal Crime Facebook Use On Company Computers: Not A Federal Crime

Go into any office anywhere and you are guaranteed to find people who, at one time or another, have used the company’s computers to send a personal email or take a few minutes to check out what’s happening on Twitter. …

How Lawyers Use Twitter, Facebook In Court Cases How Lawyers Use Twitter, Facebook In Court Cases
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Social media sites like Twitter and Facebook are more and more becoming implements for legal proceedings. Courts have found uses for the social media for everything ranging from divorce proceedings to serving legal claims. Given that many people broadcast the …

CA Court Won’t Help Copyright Holders ID BitTorrent Users CA Court Won’t Help Copyright Holders ID BitTorrent Users
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The District Court for the Northern District of California today ruled against copyright holders, saying that it will not assist them to identify BitTorrent users. The copyright holder, Hard Drive Productions, purveyors of online pornography, filed a suit against multiple …

Suspected LulzSec Hacker Enters Guilty Plea Suspected LulzSec Hacker Enters Guilty Plea

It was reported earlier last month that multiple members of LulzSec had been arrested after one if its key members, Sabu, turned them over to the authorities. One of the hackers involved with LulzSec, Cody Kretsinger, has just entered a …

Groupon Lawsuits Related To Earnings Revisions Start Being Filed Groupon Lawsuits Related To Earnings Revisions Start Being Filed

On Friday, Groupon announced that it had revised its earnings report, which was originally released in February. This has drawn all kinds of hell to the company in the few days since. Lawyers almost immediately began looking for complaints from …

Facebook Said To Be Suing TechCrunch Commenter For Using The Internet Facebook Said To Be Suing TechCrunch Commenter For Using The Internet

Something is rotten in the state of Facebook today. TechCrunch shared a story yesterday about a commenter on their site, one Rick Stratton, who left a remark about a previous story TechCrunch published. The piece Stratton originally commented on was …

How Google’s Drug Money Has Been Divided Up How Google’s Drug Money Has Been Divided Up

Yesterday, we reported that the $500 million Google forfeited last year as the result of a settlement with the Justice Department in relation to ads for Canadian pharmacies, would be divided up among the law enforcement agencies involved in the …