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Steve Jobs' draft email plays pivotal role in antitrust case

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An email composed, but never sent, by former Apple CEO Steve Jobs may prove instrumental in the Justice Department's case that Apple, along with the five largest book publishers, colluded to fix prices for electronic books.In a draft email intended for Apple Senior Vice President Eddy Cue about negotiations...
Steve Jobs' draft email plays pivotal role in antitrust case

Good Question: Why Is Eric Holder In Charge Of Investigation Of Eric Holder Spying On Journalists?

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We noted earlier that President Obama has expressed concern about the chilling effects his own administration has caused on investigative reporting by aggressively spying on journalists reporting on government actions, even to the point of accusing some of being co-conspirators and/or using the Espionage Act against whistleblowers and reporters. That...
Good Question: Why Is Eric Holder In Charge Of Investigation Of Eric Holder Spying On Journalists?
NYPD Put Couple On 'Wanted' Poster For Videotaping Police

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

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It's another week where one comment stood out way above the others in the voting for "most insightful." An Anonymous Coward absolutely dominated the "insightful" voting with this response to the story about the Justice Department's ridiculous arguments trying to block legitimate users from getting their content back from the...
Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

Copyright A Priority For The DOJ; But Identity Fraud Has Fallen Off The List

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Well, isn't this just great. Just a little while back, the Justice Department announced that fighting "intellectual property crime" was a major priority. At the time, we wondered if there weren't more important things for the DOJ to be working on. The answer is yes, of course, but the Justice...
Copyright A Priority For The DOJ; But Identity Fraud Has Fallen Off The List

CEO of Poker Site Full Tilt Is Arrested

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The chief executive of Full Tilt Poker, the beleaguered one-time Web poker giant, was arrested Monday on a plane that had just landed at John F. Kennedy International Airport as the government unveiled new criminal charges against him related to an alleged Ponzi scheme. Ray Bitar, 40 years old, is...
CEO of Poker Site Full Tilt Is Arrested
Silicon Valley voices opposition to China cyber-espionage provision

Court OKs warrantless use of hidden surveillance cameras

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In latest case to test how technological developments alter Americans' privacy, federal court sides with Justice Department on police use of concealed surveillance cameras on private property. [Read more]...
Court OKs warrantless use of hidden surveillance cameras

Broadband competition fears may lead DOJ to block Verizon spectrum deal

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The Justice Department is "holding up" Verizon Wireless' deal to buy spectrum from cable companies, over concerns that the deal and related swaps will leave many US residents with only one option for broadband Internet service, the Wall Street Journal reported last night. Verizon last December announced an agreement to...
Broadband competition fears may lead DOJ to block Verizon spectrum deal

Kim Dotcom Offers To Come To The US, If DOJ Releases Funds For Legal Defense

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We just noted how the procedural delays in the case against Kim Dotcom meant that it was more difficult for him to fight back against the US government. In response to all of this, Dotcom is offering the Justice Department a deal. He will come to the US and defend...
Kim Dotcom Offers To Come To The US, If DOJ Releases Funds For Legal Defense

FTC Hires High-Profile Lawyer to Help Lead Google Probe

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The Federal Trade Commission announced Thursday it has enlisted a seasoned litigator to help lead its antitrust investigation into whether Google Inc. has abused its dominance in Web-search advertising, a move that could provide a big boost to the agency’s legal team if it ultimately decides to bring a case...
FTC Hires High-Profile Lawyer to Help Lead Google Probe

Trust Buster Takes Hard Line As E-Book Probe Continues

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The Justice Department’s top antitrust official says she won’t stand by quietly if companies make agreements with rivals on price, signaling a stern stance as the department conducts a high-profile probe into electronic-book publishing. Without mentioning Apple Inc. or the five publishers that are the target of the investigation, Sharis...
Trust Buster Takes Hard Line As E-Book Probe Continues

Top 10 privacy law violations in the Petraeus probe

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There ought to be law protecting the privacy of government inquiries that don't lead to formal charges. Come to think of it, there is. By Roger Parloff FORTUNE -- As a reporter I salute my professional colleagues for so thoroughly laying bare the recent U.S. Justice Department inquiry that led...
Top 10 privacy law violations in the Petraeus probe

'Pay For Delay' Drug Deals Under Scrutiny In US, EU And UK

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The last time Techdirt wrote about "pay for delay" deals, whereby a big pharma company essentially buys off manufacturers of generics so that the former can continue to enjoy monopoly pricing long after its patents have expired, things didn't look too good. Back in 2010, the Second Circuit had...
'Pay For Delay' Drug Deals Under Scrutiny In US, EU And UK

Justice Department Clears Verizon Spectrum Deal, Requires Changes

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The Justice Department on Thursday granted antitrust clearance to Verizon Wireless’s $3.9 billion deal to acquire airwaves from several cable companies including Comcast Corp., but it required the companies to make changes to their side agreements to sell each other’s services. The department also granted clearance to a contingent deal...
Justice Department Clears Verizon Spectrum Deal, Requires Changes

Daily Report: Apple Is Said to Face Warning on Book Prices

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Apple and five book publishers are facing pressure from the Justice Department over the way they price electronic books, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. The Justice Department has threatened to sue the companies for colluding to keep prices high, the paper said, and some are pursuing settlement talks...
Daily Report: Apple Is Said to Face Warning on Book Prices
Obama administration considering options to escalate response to Chinese cyberattacks

Apple at Disadvantage in E-Book Trial

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The U.S. Justice Department appears to have an early edge as Apple heads to court Monday to face civil accusations that it conspired with five publishers to drive up the price of e-books....
Apple at Disadvantage in E-Book Trial

House Proposal Would Require Cell Phone Companies to Keep Logs of Your Sexts

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(Photo: Comcast) What’s in your inbox? Some risque dirty talk? Maybe a handful of regretful messages about how hammered you were last night? If a law enforcement-backed proposal going before a House subcommittee today gets passed, wireless companies will be one step closer to having to store all of your...
House Proposal Would Require Cell Phone Companies to Keep Logs of Your Sexts
The DeanBeat: The right strategies for the social casino gaming bubble

DOJ Realizes That Comcast & Time Warner Are Trying To Prop Up Cable By Holding Back Hulu & Netflix

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For quite some time now, we've been reporting on how the big television players were so upset that Hulu and Netflix were dragging them kicking and screaming into the 21st century (even though they owned Hulu) that they were working on plans to kill off both services -- or at...
DOJ Realizes That Comcast & Time Warner Are Trying To Prop Up Cable By Holding Back Hulu & Netflix

The DOJ’s half-baked explanation of Apple’s role in the e-book case (Analysis)

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The Justice Department is pouncing on statements by Apple like “aikido move” and “trounce Amazon” to prove its case that Apple was the hub of a illegal conspiracy to fix the price of e-books. While the statements sounds serious, the government’s overall explanation of Apple’s role in the conspiracy is...
The DOJ’s half-baked explanation of Apple’s role in the e-book case (Analysis)

AT&T Accused of Improperly Billing for Service for Deaf

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The company knew that swindlers were using a service for the hearing-impaired, the Justice Department said. Read more »...
AT&T Accused of Improperly Billing for Service for Deaf

After Settlement, Amazon Quickly Lowers E-Book Prices to $9.99

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Just days after a judge approved an antitrust settlement between some book publishers and the Justice Department allowing a return of discounted e-books....
After Settlement, Amazon Quickly Lowers E-Book Prices to $9.99
US DOJ just barely preserves competition between Verizon FiOS, cable

It’s on — US sues Apple, publishers over e-book prices

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The Justice Department has at last filed an anti-trust complaint in New York against Apple and five publishers over an alleged price fixing conspiracy. The decision to sue comes after weeks of media leaks that suggested the government was trying to pressure the parties into a settlement. The issue turns...
It’s on — US sues Apple, publishers over e-book prices

Justice Dept. asks FCC to defer action on Sprint, Softbank merger #thecircuit

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Justice Dept. asks FCC to defer action on Sprint-Softbank merger: The Justice Department has asked the Federal Communications Commission to defer action on the proposed merger between Sprint and Japanese carrier Softbank. Read full article >>...
Justice Dept. asks FCC to defer action on Sprint, Softbank merger #thecircuit

Apple's Cook may testify in ongoing DoJ e-book lawsuit

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Apple CEO Tim Cook may give testimony in the U.S. Justice Department's suit against the Cupertino company, which alleges that collusion with major publishing houses led to the false inflation of e-book prices in the iBookstore....
Apple's Cook may testify in ongoing DoJ e-book lawsuit

U.S. Sues Publishers, Apple Over E-Book Prices

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The U.S. Justice Department filed suit against Apple and five big publishers, alleging they conspired to increase prices for e-books. Three have agreed to settle....
U.S. Sues Publishers, Apple Over E-Book Prices

Justice Department closes probe into Google Street View

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As the Web giant agrees to pay the $25,000 penalty ordered by the FCC, it also discloses that the U.S. Justice Department ended its probe into Street View almost a year ago. [Read more]...
Justice Department closes probe into Google Street View
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