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Norwegian Parliament Approves Extreme Version Of SOPA; Ignores All Sorts Of Rights If Someone Yells Copyright

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A few years ago, I was in Norway for Nordic Music Week and got to meet with a number of people from all sides of the music industry there. It was very interesting to see how many of them were adapting to the changing environment. It was quite encouraging to...
Norwegian Parliament Approves Extreme Version Of SOPA; Ignores All Sorts Of Rights If Someone Yells Copyright

Apple Tax Bill Overstated to Investors

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Apple Inc.’s real tax bill isn’t as big as the one it reports to its investors. Among the findings of an investigation by the Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations are figures that show Apple’s reported taxes substantially exceed the sum it actually pays the U.S. Treasury. One factor: Apple uses...
Apple Tax Bill Overstated to Investors

Let Congress Know That It's Time To Pass Startup Act 2.0

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For years now, we've been pointing out the ridiculous situation that the US has with denying visas to entrepreneurs. Over and over again, research has shown how skilled immigrants starting companies in the US help create new jobs. So we were excited earlier this year when plans for a Startup...
Let Congress Know That It's Time To Pass Startup Act 2.0

Lawrence Lessig: "A Dose of Realism"? How About This for "Realism": We Need Leadership

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Larry Tribe criticizes my February 15 post, which itself had criticized the Democratic Leadership's planned response to Citizens United as not good enough. He agrees that the Leadership's response is "incomplete," but, he argues, it at least has "the virtue of being potentially attainable." More importantly, he believes that the...
Lawrence Lessig: "A Dose of Realism"? How About This for "Realism": We Need Leadership
Judge overseeing Kim Dotcom's extradition steps down

In Canada, the Impact of America's New Patent Law Is Seen

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The United States passed new patent legislation last fall and key provisions are scheduled to take effect early next year. New research analyzing the experience in Canada, after it made a similar legal change, suggests that small inventors will be hurt. Patents awarded to individual inventors dropped by 15 percent...
In Canada, the Impact of America's New Patent Law Is Seen

It's Time To Let Politicians Know That Using Secretive Trade Agreements To Meddle With The Internet Is Unacceptable

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Last week, we noted how the anti-SOPA protest had woken up people around the globe to one of the legacy content industry's favorite tricks: sneaking dreadful IP expansionist policies through international trade agreements. In particular, it woke people up to ACTA, an agreement that was basically a done deal, and...
It's Time To Let Politicians Know That Using Secretive Trade Agreements To Meddle With The Internet Is Unacceptable
California judge blocks voter-approved ban on anonymity for sex offenders

Could The Special 301 Report Be Useful? Proposed Law Would Broaden It To Condemn Internet Censorship

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For years, we've highlighted the USTR's silly "Special 301" report, in which it lists out "naughty" countries who aren't doing enough to meet Hollywood and the Pharma industry's definitions of what intellectual property laws should look like. This is based on no real methodology, other than that each year, the...
Could The Special 301 Report Be Useful? Proposed Law Would Broaden It To Condemn Internet Censorship

Help the SEC Crowdsource Its Crowdfunding Rules

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(flickr.com/Sreejith K) The JOBS Act is a done deal, and as we reported last week, that means the doors to early-stage startup investment are about to swing wide open. But before everyone runs to their favorite crowdfunding platform, the SEC needs to come up with some rules. They’ve got...
Help the SEC Crowdsource Its Crowdfunding Rules

Congress clears bill to let FAA move from radar to GPS

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The US Congress has passed a bill to give the FAA operational stability and to enable it to modernize how it handles planes in the air. The provisions of the bill will accelerate the migration from radar-based to GPS-based air traffic control. The act also makes it easier for unmanned...
Congress clears bill to let FAA move from radar to GPS

Sprint Questions Dish-Clearwire Bid

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Sprint Nextel sent a letter to Clearwire's board stating that some provisions of Dish Network's rival proposal to acquire the broadband provider could trip up a potential deal....
Sprint Questions Dish-Clearwire Bid

Prepaid Google Wallet card provisioning put on hold while PIN-related security hole gets fixed

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Remember that Google Wallet exploit from a few days ago? The one that would allow 'brute-force' PIN attacks, but only on rooted Android devices? Well, another PIN-related security hole was discovered soon after, putting even non-rooted Androids at risk. As Android Central points out, should your phone make its...
Prepaid Google Wallet card provisioning put on hold while PIN-related security hole gets fixed

Online real estate firm Trulia files confidential IPO

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Company uses provision in JOBS Act to keep SEC documents privateThe Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, which passed through Congress in April, had many provisions in it that were designed to help small businesses grow. It eased restrictions on crowd-funding, and created a new class of business called "emerging...
Online real estate firm Trulia files confidential IPO

Let Congress Know That It's Time To Pass Startup Act 2.0

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For years now, we've been pointing out the ridiculous situation that the US has with denying visas to entrepreneurs. Over and over again, research has shown how skilled immigrants starting companies in the US help create new jobs. So we were excited earlier this year when plans for a Startup...
Let Congress Know That It's Time To Pass Startup Act 2.0
US House passes bill that would let you share your Netflix viewing data with Facebook

Content recommendation firm Outbrain paid at least $9.5m for Visual Revenue

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Earlier this month, New York-based content recommendation and discovery technology company Outbrain announced its acquisition of Visual Revenue, which offers tools to help editors in data-driven newsrooms produce better content through real-time analytics. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but a recent regulatory filing shows that Outbrain...
Content recommendation firm Outbrain paid at least $9.5m for Visual Revenue

Unwired Planet Has Bought 2,400+ Wireless Patents From Ericsson To Beef Up Its Patent Fights Against Google, Apple And RIM

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The patent rat-race continues apace. Today Unwired Planet announced that it has purchased a portfolio of over 2,400 patents from the troubled Swedish mobile vendor Ericsson. The deal includes IP related to 2G, 3G and LTE technologies, and will give Unwired Planet a little more ammunition in its various legal...
Unwired Planet Has Bought 2,400+ Wireless Patents From Ericsson To Beef Up Its Patent Fights Against Google, Apple And RIM
FCC ends Verizon 'open access' investigation over tethering apps, levies $1.25m fine

Western Digital My Net AC1300 review: A fast 802.11ac router from a surprising source

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Western Digital entered the networking market in 2012 with an 802.11n router. The company has now delivered not only its first 802.11ac Draft 2.0 router--the My Net AC1300--but also its first 802.11ac bridge, the My Net AC Bridge (which we'll review separately). So what does a company that builds...
Western Digital My Net AC1300 review: A fast 802.11ac router from a surprising source

Corsair vs. Antec: The search for a really good $70 PC case

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This story was brought to you by our friends at The Tech Report. You can visit the original story here. The author, Cyril Kowaliski, recently released an e-book which you can find here. Let's face it: there's nothing nicer than a high-end PC enclosure. Today's offerings don't just give PCs...
Corsair vs. Antec: The search for a really good $70 PC case
Ustream suspends Vobile DRM amid outrage over Hugo Awards takedown

Business Roundtable backs CISPA approach to cybersecurity

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A cybersecurity proposal released Wedneday by the influential Business Roundtable supports many of the provisions contained in the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) that was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives last year....
Business Roundtable backs CISPA approach to cybersecurity

Facebook's New Terms: Treat Zynga Like Most Other Game Developers

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Facebook and Zynga said today that they have revised a two-year-old contract, which will make the the two companies’s relationship way less complicated. The deal was originally agreed to in May 2010, and was partially disclosed when Zynga went public. I’m still sorting through the details of the new agreement, which...
Facebook's New Terms: Treat Zynga Like Most Other Game Developers

Judge affirms Netflix subject to ADA guidelines

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On Tuesday, US District Court Judge Michael Posnor decreed that Netflix and other public online services are subject to provisions of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). This decision could require Internet-streamed media to include accommodations for the deaf or blind, such as captions or descriptive text. The judge wasn't...
Judge affirms Netflix subject to ADA guidelines

USTR Releases Ridiculous 'Naughty' Special 301 List For Countries Who Don't Pass Silly Laws Hollywood Wants

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Every year around this time, the USTR puts out its increasingly laughable Special 301 Report, which merely takes the countries that IP maxmalists say are bad, and officially declares them naughty. The 2012 list has come out (pdf and embedded below) and it's as silly and pointless as usual. Canada...
USTR Releases Ridiculous 'Naughty' Special 301 List For Countries Who Don't Pass Silly Laws Hollywood Wants

Copyright reformers pan weak legislation on cell phone unlocking

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A new bill to allow cell phone unlocking is getting low marks from reform groups and online activists. The legislation, introduced by Reps. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Mike Lee (R-UT), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), would tell the FCC to force cell phone companies to "permit the subscribers of such services,...
Copyright reformers pan weak legislation on cell phone unlocking
Senators Propose Visa Just For Entrepreneurs. Good Luck With That.

Digital economy bill: what will it do?

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The newly introduced clause requires a legal mind to unravelThe government has published the Digital Economy bill's replacement Clause 18 (because 17 was killed off by the Liberal Democrat and Conservative peers, but they are now going to let it all slip away).Now the challenge is figuring out what it...
Digital economy bill: what will it do?

Second 'sponsored stories' settlement attempted by Facebook

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Facebook has floated a proposal to replace the previously rejected offer to settle a class action suit accusing it of violating the rights of its users through the "sponsored stories" advertising feature. The new settlement removes provisions for $10 million for charity payouts, and replaces it with an option for...
Second 'sponsored stories' settlement attempted by Facebook
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