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Nov
02

Thursday, November 1, 2012, by Catherine Clodfelter The issue of illegal file sharing prosecution is near and dear to my heart. I am, I admit, an accused, though innocent, violator. While some internet users are willing and able to mount defenses to accusations of copyright infringement due to illegal file sharing, many of us might

Oct
31

Wednesday, October 31, 2012, by Teresa Cook It can happen to anyone. Sometimes our mouths say things before our brains can warn us that it might not be appropriate. The latest victim was Academy Award winner Tom Hanks who let the “F-word” slip on Good Morning America.  At the 2011 Academy Awards, winner Melissa Leo

Oct
31

Tuesday, October 30, 2012, by Lauren Powers On October 29, 2012 the United States Supreme Court began hearing arguments in a case that pits the corporate publication industry against an independent student textbook seller.  A ruling in favor of the publisher could produce radical changes in United States Copyright Law, potentially halting business created by

Oct
29

Sunday, October 28, 2012, by Holly Bannerman On September 20, 2012, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the Innovative Design Protection Act of 2012 (S. 3523) (“IDPA”).  IDPA would protect apparel such as undergarments, outerwear, gloves, footwear, headgear; handbags, purses, wallets, tote bags, and belts; and eyeglass frames. The protections afforded to fashion designs in the

Oct
25

Wednesday, October 24, 2012, by Laura Arredondo-Santisteban As people’s reliance on technology and Internet services for their daily tasks increases, pushes for greater Legislative involvement to take steps at protecting users personal information online have also increased. The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), is just one of the various widely publicized online privacy measures,

Oct
25

Wednesday, October 24, 2012, by Kelly Anderson As recently expressed by David Bell and Nick Nelson, “[y]ou can’t always get what you want, and sometimes just wanting can be problematic.” Earlier this month, Facebook launched a new “want” feature to a select group of users, allowing them to create “wishlists” of items they would like

Oct
25

Tuesday, October 23, 2012, by Neil Barnes For the first time ever, Twitter has enforced its local censorship policy which came into effect in January of this year.  The U.S. is among many countries that have laws which could affect the usage of Twitter accounts.  Regarding Twitter’s censorship policy, Twitter’s chief lawyer Alex Macgillivray emphasized

Oct
20

Friday, October 19, 2012, by Virginia Wooten Over the past few years, missing a favorite show or event on television has become a minor ordeal thanks to the invention of DVR.  Viewers can set the DVR to record their favorite show, movie or television event.  Although DVR often saves the day for avid television viewers,

Oct
18

Wednesday, October 17, 2012, by Jonathan Ambrose The online gaming company Zynga has filed a suit against a former employee for trade secret misappropriation.   In a complaint filed October 12, the company accuses Patmore, who was the general manager of the game Cityville, of stealing secret files before leaving to work for rival game company

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