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An Update on Network Neutrality

May 12, 2010 by · Comments Off
Filed under: law, Online Privacy 

            Last fall the FCC issued a statement asserting that it would begin to enforce Net Neutrality regulation against broadband internet carriers (see article here).  However, in April a Federal Court of Appeals issued a decision which struck down an FCC decision that enforced Net Neutrality, and made many question the ability of the FCC [...]

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How to Get Twitter and Facebook to Remove Content That is Infringing Your Trademarks

April 7, 2010 by · Comments Off
Filed under: Business, law, Online Privacy, trademark, Trademark Articles, Uncategorized 

As sites like Facebook and Twitter become more popular the amount of content that is being published on these sites continues to grow.  This creates a problem when these companies begin hosting infringing content, as 15 USC § 1114 absolves a publisher for damages if they are unaware of the infringement.  However, once they know [...]

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The Snitch in Your Pocket: Is it Legal for the Government to Track Personal Cell Phones without a Warrant?

March 4, 2010 by · Comments Off
Filed under: Business, law, Online Privacy 

By Emily S., William & Mary Class of 2011 While the country was in an uproar about government wiretapping during the Bush administration, another type of government access to personal information was being largely overlooked.  On February 19, 2010 NEWSWEEK ran a story revealing that federal prosecutors have been seeking telecommunications companies’ internal data showing [...]

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Cyber-Monday Sales Expected to Surpass Black Friday – Online Buyers Beware

November 26, 2009 by · Comments Off
Filed under: Business, Online Privacy, trademark, Trademark Articles 

With Black Friday sales already underway, the National Retail Federation forecasts that Cyber Monday will will likely exceed more than $900 million in online sales with online retailers offering additional incentives to promote e-buying.   According to a new Shop.org survey, 87% of retailers will offer a Cyber Monday promotion, up from 72% in 2007.  Promotions [...]

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Digital Copyright Protection is Going Global

November 20, 2009 by · Comments Off
Filed under: Business, Copyright Articles, Inventor & Entrepreneur Updates, Online Privacy 

Countries around the world are negotiating the terms to a new treaty, the ACTA, which is expected to have a profound international impact on the enforcement of copyright law By Ed Nunes Since the middle of 2008 forty countries from around the globe are negotiating the terms of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA).  Despite its [...]

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