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Will the Americans with Disabilities Act tear a hole in Internet law?
Apple, on Siri complaints: Buy a different phone

Austin’s Other Event: A Class Action, Mobile App Privacy Lawsuit Filed Against Facebook, Twitter, Apple, 15 Others

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It was bound to happen sooner or later, but it looks like all the heated conversation we’ve seen over user privacy in mobile apps has now finally boiled over into a class action lawsuit, filed this week in the Western Division of the U.S. District Court, Austin Division. A list...
Austin’s Other Event: A Class Action, Mobile App Privacy Lawsuit Filed Against Facebook, Twitter, Apple, 15 Others
Apple Tries To Halt Release Of Steve Jobs Deposition In Lawsuit … What’s It Hiding?

Women are born free in the US but everywhere give birth in chains | Sadhbh Walshe

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America is almost unique in the civilised world for forcing pregnant prisoners to undergo childbirth cuffed and shackledIn 2007, a 17-year-old girl called Cora Fletcher was charged with retail theft. Over a year later, after she missed a court date, she was sent to the Cook County jail, in Illinois....
Women are born free in the US but everywhere give birth in chains | Sadhbh Walshe

Tunisia celebrates its first National Day for Internet Freedom, still struggles with what that freedom means

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Tunisia has declared March 13 as its National Day for Internet Freedom. The celebration comes just one day after World Day Against Censorship, as well as an apparent attack by Tunisian members of Anonymous on Islamist-owned websites in the country. Tunisia is still on Reporters without Borders (RWB) list of...
Tunisia celebrates its first National Day for Internet Freedom, still struggles with what that freedom means

Netflix agrees to delete data on ex-customers

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Turns out that nobody has to know about that copy of Bad Girls of Red Light District 6: The Extended Cut you rented from Netflix just over a year ago. U.S. District Court papers filed Friday revealed greater detail as to how Netflix settled a class-action privacy lawsuit filed against it...
Netflix agrees to delete data on ex-customers
Opinion: EFF should call for the elimination of software patents

Clear the courtroom before Steve Jobs' deposition is read

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Why is Apple is fighting so hard to keep two-year-old court records sealed? FORTUNE -- The first thing you learned when you sat down with Steve Jobs was that the interview was off the record. And it stayed off the record. No matter how innocuous the quote, no matter how...
Clear the courtroom before Steve Jobs' deposition is read

Google Steps In To Defend Hotfile From “Overbroad And Ill-Conceived” MPAA Lawsuit

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Cyberlocker services are under attack from every direction: not only are their services looking less and less necessary as more personal file-sharing services (like Dropbox) become popular, but the services they do offer are viewed by the media industry as solely used for evil. In the wake of the Megaupload...
Google Steps In To Defend Hotfile From “Overbroad And Ill-Conceived” MPAA Lawsuit

Ceglia’s Team Dismisses Facebook’s Dismissal Request

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The legal team for Paul Ceglia fired back at Facebook’s request to dismiss an ongoing lawsuit claiming that their client owns one-half of the social network, stating, among other things, that the plaintiffs were not given comparable time for discovery. The opposition, filed with the U.S. District Court for the...
Ceglia’s Team Dismisses Facebook’s Dismissal Request
Furious judge decries "blizzard" of copyright troll lawsuits

Comcast Protests “Shake Down” of Alleged BitTorrent Pirates

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United States citizens who download and share copyrighted files through BitTorrent risk being monitored and in some cases subjected to legal action. In recent years more than a quarter million alleged BitTorrent users have been sued in federal courts. Most of the lawsuits are initiated by adult entertainment companies, but...
Comcast Protests “Shake Down” of Alleged BitTorrent Pirates

Judge comes down hard on publishers, Apple in e-book case

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In a strongly worded opinion, US District Judge Denise Cote strongly rejected requests by Apple and book publishers to throw out a class action suit that accuses them of price-fixing. Citing ongoing state, federal and international anti-trust investigations, Cote flatly rejected arguments that Apple and the publishers had acted independently...
Judge comes down hard on publishers, Apple in e-book case

Boot up: Windows' new look, Apple's Siri lawsuit, Google gets Motorola and more

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Plus Zuckerberg's new beginning, how and why Flickr failed, Windows Phone doing well in China?, and moreA quick burst of 9 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamWindows 8 Release Preview: RIP, Aero (2003-2012) >> Windows SupersitePaul ThurrottL Microsoft quietly revealed this week that it...
Boot up: Windows' new look, Apple's Siri lawsuit, Google gets Motorola and more

Google Books Lawsuit Lurches Forward

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The fate of Google’s massive book scanning project has been up in the air since a legal settlement collapsed last year. New court filings this week suggest a possible end game. The filings come after the Authors Guild decided in December to restart a class action lawsuit that demands...
Google Books Lawsuit Lurches Forward

Court Denies Petition To Question Zuckerberg and Banks About Alleged Facebook IPO Fraud

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Today a Texas court dismissed a petition asking for “oral depositions and requests for documents” from Facebook to determine if it defrauded investors in its IPO last month. The judge ruled that the plaintiffs needed to already have grounds for a complaint against Facebook, and could not use a petition...
Court Denies Petition To Question Zuckerberg and Banks About Alleged Facebook IPO Fraud

Apple argues plaintiffs are too vague in class action lawsuit over Siri

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Apple has filed a motion to dismiss a set of class-action lawsuits, which accuse the company of falsely advertising its Siri voice assistant feature for the iPhone 4S, under the grounds that the plaintiffs did not specify exactly what claims led them to purchase the device....
Apple argues plaintiffs are too vague in class action lawsuit over Siri
New Groupon lawsuit targets execs, seeks board seats for shareholders

Federal court expedites case on Google privacy policies

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A federal court said Thursday that it would accelerate a lawsuit that aims to punish Google for alleged privacy violations. The U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia agreed to a request by plaintiffs The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) to speed the review of a lawsuit the privacy...
Federal court expedites case on Google privacy policies

Facebook’s $10 million privacy payout: why you get nothing

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The technology industry is trapped in a cycle of privacy breaches and class action lawsuits that does nothing for the average internet user. The new Facebook settlement is just the latest example. If you missed it, Facebook says it will pay $10 million to compensate users who were turned into...
Facebook’s $10 million privacy payout: why you get nothing

Apple resists request to unseal Jobs deposition in Universal suit

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Plaintiffs suing Universal Music Group in a class action suit are asking that trial exhibits from a similar case be unsealed, but Apple is objecting to the motion as secret depositions from Steve Jobs and other sensitive materials are part of the document cache....
Apple resists request to unseal Jobs deposition in Universal suit

Supreme Court to decide if journalists can sue over warrantless wiretaps

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The United States Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether a coalition of human rights groups and journalists has standing to challenge the 2008 FISA Amendments Act. The Obama administration has argued that because none of the plaintiffs can prove that their communications were intercepted by any of the government's...
Supreme Court to decide if journalists can sue over warrantless wiretaps

Do You Need Permission To Take A Photo With A Chair In It? You Might In France...

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The British Journal of Photography (BJP) brings us yet another story of aggressive assertion of copyright wreaking harm on artists -- the very people it allegedly empowers. It concerns some photos in Getty Images' stock library that have chairs in them. Because a few of those chairs are "famous" in...
Do You Need Permission To Take A Photo With A Chair In It? You Might In France...

Judge Web: Polish "e-court" speeds lawsuits with SOAP

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In Poland, if you need to file a lawsuit, there's an application programming interface for that. A new form of lawsuit initiated in Poland in January of 2010, called an electronic writ-of-payment proceeding, allows plaintiffs and defendants to interact with court officials entirely over the Internet, right down to...
Judge Web: Polish "e-court" speeds lawsuits with SOAP

Lawsuit Says Circumstantial Evidence Enough To Prove e-Book Conspiracy

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The plaintiffs who are accusing Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) and publishers of fixing e-book prices say they don’t have to show an actual meeting took place. Instead, they say, indirect evidence like price jumps and a common motive are enough to establish an antitrust conspiracy. The claims, set out in...
Lawsuit Says Circumstantial Evidence Enough To Prove e-Book Conspiracy
Apple defends Siri’s performance in class-action lawsuit

Facebook settles Sponsored Stories lawsuit without disclosing terms

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Facebook today settled a proposed class action lawsuit that contested how the site uses names and images of users in its Sponsored Stories ad product. The plaintiffs of Fraley et al v. Facebook, Inc. asserted that the social network’s new ad type turns users into spokespeople, and thus entitles them...
Facebook settles Sponsored Stories lawsuit without disclosing terms

Broadcasters finally tell a judge: Aereo's business violates copyright

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Broadcasters got the chance to officially begin their crusade to shut down TV streaming startup Aereo. Opening arguments for American Broadcasting Cos. v. Aereo and WNET v. Aereo were heard in a Manhattan US District Court today. The group of broadcasters sued Aereo in March claiming the company's business model violates copyrights....
Broadcasters finally tell a judge: Aereo's business violates copyright

Blogging For Free

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Quite simply, the plaintiffs offered a service and the defendants offered exposure in return, and the transaction occurred exactly as advertised. The defendants followed through on their end of the agreed-upon bargain. That the defendants ultimately profited more than the plaintiffs might have expected does not give the plaintiffs a...
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