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Sep
12

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 by Jonathan Ambrose A recent study from UK’s University of Birmingham suggests that users of BitTorrent clients to share files are likely to be monitored, with those downloading or sharing the most popular content being observed and recorded within hours. BitTorrent is widely-used file sharing protocol that allows users to download

Sep
09

Friday, September 7, 2012 by Neil Barnes Over half the states in the US implement some form of the three strikes law, which mandates that upon his or her third felony conviction, a felon must be incarcerated for a minimum time period. This period is normally longer than the ordinary sentence for the felony considered

Sep
09

Friday, September 7, 2012 by Catherine Clodfelter The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced changes to its fee system on Wednesday, reducing patent maintenance fees. This change is a part of a reform of the U.S. patent system that USPTO maintains is the “most significant of the U.S. patent system in more than a

Sep
09

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by Holly Bannerman Last month, a federal jury convicted House of Raeford Farms Inc., a North Carolina poultry slaughtering and processing facility, of 10 counts of knowing violations of the Clean Water Act. For nearly 16 months, blood, grease, and body parts from slaughtered turkeys were sent directly to the city

Sep
09

Tuesday, September 4, 2012, by Anne Marie Tosco The public may soon learn the details of the secret court ruling that the National Security Agency (“NSA”) violated the Fourth Amendment when it conducted illegal surveillance of e-mails and telephone calls. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (“EFF”), a non-profit defender of digital rights, sued the United States

Sep
04

Tuesday, September 4, 2012, by Kelly Anderson Just over a week ago, the Securities and Exchange Commission approved new rules that could considerably impact the manufacturing process of numerous American electronic companies.  Enacted “under the umbrella” of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the new SEC regulations require companies to publicly disclose

Jun
30

Monday, March 26th 2012 by Margaret J. Pishko   By now, the Occupy Wall Street movement has become well known and widespread throughout in the United States. Claiming, “We Are the 99%,” this resistance movement seeks to “empower real people to create real change” in order to build a better society free of the “greed and corruption of the 1%.”

Jun
30

Monday, March 26th 2012 by Panagiotis A. Papadopoulos Late last year, the Supreme Court heard arguments concerning U.S. v. Antoine Jones.  To summarize the principal dispute, the defendant objected to the government’s us of a GPS tracking device installed on his car to track his movement for a month.   The defendant, and a large number of concerned parties, believed that the

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