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U.S. Flip-flopping Proves Us Right, Megaupload Tells Court

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While Dotcom’s legal battle in New Zealand focuses on spying efforts and unwarranted seizures, the U.S. federal court still has to decide on Megaupload’s request to dismiss the entire case against the company. Several months ago Megaupload filed a request to dismiss the indictment against it, until the U.S. Government...
U.S. Flip-flopping Proves Us Right, Megaupload Tells Court

Now Is The Time To Improve CISPA Before Friday's Vote By Pushing These Critical Amendments

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In Congress, this week is CISPA week. With the bill going up for debate tomorrow, and the final vote scheduled for Friday, it's clear that the voice of the internet community has had an impact. The reps have been proposing their final amendments, and all are clear attempts to address...
Now Is The Time To Improve CISPA Before Friday's Vote By Pushing These Critical Amendments

Two Years Later, Lobbying By Microsoft & IBM Creates Loophole In New Zealand To Allow Software Patents

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You may remember a few years ago there was some controversy down in New Zealand over software patents. There was a plan to explicitly outlaw software patents, but then someone accidentally leaked the fact that big tech companies (mainly US ones, like Microsoft and IBM) had lobbied hard against outlawing...
Two Years Later, Lobbying By Microsoft & IBM Creates Loophole In New Zealand To Allow Software Patents

How Lobbyists' Changes To EU Data Protection Regulation Were Copied Word-For-Word Into Proposed Amendments

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Everyone knows that politicians are lobbied, sometimes massively. But it's rare to be able to track directly the detailed effects of that lobbying. That's why a new site called LobbyPlag is so interesting: it allows people to do precisely that in the case of the controversial data protection rules in...
How Lobbyists' Changes To EU Data Protection Regulation Were Copied Word-For-Word Into Proposed Amendments

Brand New COPPA Amendments Are Already Behind The Times

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As innovation moves into the future at warp speed, the U.S. government has struggled  to keep its own rules and regulations up to date with current technology. So when Congress and the Federal Trade Commission set out to do just that with a landmark children's online privacy law, it's no...
Brand New COPPA Amendments Are Already Behind The Times

Apple wins invalidation of 3G 'standard-essential' Samsung patent in Germany

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Long after office hours on Wednesday, Germany's Bundespatentgericht (Federal Patent Court) ruled in Apple's favor and invalidated in its entirety (including any proposed amendments) the German part of Samsung's EP1005726 on a "turbo encoding/decoding device and method for processing frame data according to QoS", a patent Samsung had declared essential...
Apple wins invalidation of 3G 'standard-essential' Samsung patent in Germany

Pirate Site Blocking Legislation Approved By Norwegian Parliament

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Issues surrounding online file-sharing have existed in Norway for many years but events leading up to the relatively recent push for legislative change can be traced back to frustrations linked to the persistence of The Pirate Bay. In March 2009, the IFPI and several local movie studios began putting pressure...
Pirate Site Blocking Legislation Approved By Norwegian Parliament

Senate Finally Holds Weak 'Debate' On FISA Amendments Act... But Terrorrism!

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While some in the Senate tried to skip over debate of the likely unconstitutional FISA Amendments Act, the Senate finally held a rushed and scripted "debate" today, which did very little to actually explore the issues (and the Senate Chamber was mostly empty during the "debate"). Senators Ron Wyden and...
Senate Finally Holds Weak 'Debate' On FISA Amendments Act... But Terrorrism!

Civil rights coalition says EU data protection bill threatens citizens' rights

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Some of the proposed changes to Europe's data protection laws would strip citizens of their privacy rights, a coalition of international civil liberties organizations said Thursday.The European Parliament is currently considering proposals from the European Commission for a complete overhaul of the E.U.'s data protection laws. The original laws...
Civil rights coalition says EU data protection bill threatens citizens' rights

Facebook Holds a Vote and Turnout is Low

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Turnout was spectacularly low in the digital republic of Facebook. The company asked user of the social network to vote on privacy polices. Only 4 percent of its members bothered. The company announced that it would go ahead and adopt the proposed amendments to its site governance and data use...
Facebook Holds a Vote and Turnout is Low

Google, Government Reps Warn Against Internet Regulation Summit

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If you’ve ever found yourself at a panel of academics, you know the drill: Really smart people, differing viewpoints, respectful bickering, free sandwiches, aaaand scene. That said, at a panel yesterday on the campus of Stanford University’s Law School, the disagreements were actually few and far between. Three panelists...
Google, Government Reps Warn Against Internet Regulation Summit

Justice Department Looking To Change The Law That Made It Impossible To Serve Megaupload

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This one is a bit old, but it appears that nothing's happened on it yet. cosmicwonderful alerts us to the fact that, back in October, the DOJ asked the federal courts to amend the rules on serving criminal complaints to foreign companies. As you may recall, the Justice Department ran...
Justice Department Looking To Change The Law That Made It Impossible To Serve Megaupload

Amazon, eBay privacy lobbying sparks cut-and-paste crowdsourcing drive

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It’s no secret that the big U.S. tech firms have very active lobbying operations in Europe — operations that are in overdrive right now, due to the ongoing revision of the EU’s Data Protection Regulation. But you may be surprised to see how literally some members of the European Parliament are...
Amazon, eBay privacy lobbying sparks cut-and-paste crowdsourcing drive

Judge Says David Einhorn's Suit Against Apple Has 'A Likelihood Of Success'

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - David Einhorn's hedge fund has shown a "likelihood of success" if his legal attack against Apple Inc goes forward, a U.S. judge said, though he made no immediate ruling on fund's request to block a shareholder vote on a proxy proposal next week. U.S. District Judge...
Judge Says David Einhorn's Suit Against Apple Has 'A Likelihood Of Success'

Wikipedia blackout in Russia to protest censorship

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If proposed amendments to a Russian law get passed, a wave of censorship could ripple through the country's Web sites including a complete closure of Wikipedia. [Read more]...
Wikipedia blackout in Russia to protest censorship
Arizona Law Amendment Would Criminalize “Lewd Or Profane” Language On The Internet
Immigration reform bill wants employers to ID all new hires with national photo database

...And FISA Is Renewed, With All Its Problems Still Intact

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After three key amendments that would have brought some oversight to the NSA's ongoing spying program were rejected last night, and the final such amendment was rejected this morning, there was little doubt that the Senate would move ahead with renewing FISA in its current and highly problematic form. Immediately...
...And FISA Is Renewed, With All Its Problems Still Intact
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