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Illinois Tells Square To Stop Taking Payments

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The state of Illinois has issued a cease-and-desist order to Square, the mobile-payments company. State regulators wrote in the order (PDF) that Square is "engaged in the business of transmitting money without a license." Thomas Noyes, a former Citigroup executive, first noticed the order and tweeted about it, then TechCrunch...
Illinois Tells Square To Stop Taking Payments

Square served cease and desist order in Illinois for violating the Transmitters of Money Act

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In January 2013, Square, the mobile card payment service, received a cease and desist order from the state of Illinois over allegations that it violated its Transmitters of Money Act. As first noticed by Thomas Noyes, the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulations, who states in the order that...
Square served cease and desist order in Illinois for violating the Transmitters of Money Act

A Broken System: Einstein Wouldn't Have Been 'Qualified' To Teach High School Physics

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We've argued for years that many professions that require certain forms of "licensing" are often more about restricting supply. That's not say those who set up the licensing effort didn't have the best of intentions, but the end effect often doesn't actually do much to benefit the public. I'm reminded...
A Broken System: Einstein Wouldn't Have Been 'Qualified' To Teach High School Physics

Copyright Troll Case Tossed For 'Fraud On The Court' After Abbott & Costello-Worthy Hearing

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We've written a few times lately about judges blasting copyright trolls -- and divorce lawyer-turned-copyright troll John Steele's name seems to show up quite frequently in many of those cases. However, this latest one takes the cake -- found via incredible stories on Fight Copyright Trolls and Ars Technica. The...
Copyright Troll Case Tossed For 'Fraud On The Court' After Abbott & Costello-Worthy Hearing

Congress chimes in on ITC's potential Xbox 360 ban

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Members of Congress have written to the International Trade Commission (ITC) to publicly rebuke a potential ITC-enforced Xbox 360 ban. Microsoft faces an import ban on its gaming console over Motorola's standards-essential H.264 playback patent, which Microsoft has been accused of violating. Motorola, in turn, has been accused of not...
Congress chimes in on ITC's potential Xbox 360 ban
Grave mistake: the controversial, high-tech search for John Wayne Gacy's lost victims

“Amazon tax” struck down in Illinois

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The state of Illinois has lost a lawsuit against the state’s attempt to collect sales tax from out-of-state, online retailers — a law often called the “Amazon tax.” The Performance Marketing Association, which represents affiliate marketers such as those working with Amazon, had challenged the 2011 law that created the...
“Amazon tax” struck down in Illinois
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