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Occupy Wall Street protester vows to fight subpoena over Twitter account

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Malcolm Harris's lawyer says order from prosecutors which demands release of three months' worth of tweets is improperA writer and Occupy Wall Street activist whose tweets have become the subject of a subpoena by a New York prosecutor is seeking to quash the order in court.A lawyer for Malcolm Harris,...
Occupy Wall Street protester vows to fight subpoena over Twitter account

Twitter Ordered To Turn Over I.D. Of User Who Threatened Bachmann

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Twitter needs to turn over the identiy of a user who made threats against Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., according to a federal judge's ruling that was released Thursday. The user was identified as Mr. X in court papers. In August, he posted ""I want to f--- Michelle Bachman ... with...
Twitter Ordered To Turn Over I.D. Of User Who Threatened Bachmann

How Much Did The FBI Snoop On Email Messages To Uncover The Petreaus Situation?

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As you're probably aware since it's "the big story" right now, General David Petreaus stepped down last week after an FBI investigation turned up an affair he'd been having. It seems that every few hours more news "breaks" on the story, and it keeps getting more involved, with a growing...
How Much Did The FBI Snoop On Email Messages To Uncover The Petreaus Situation?

Verizon Steps In On Prenda Case; Says Brett Gibbs Never Informed Them Of Judge's Order Killing Subpoenas

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As the minutes tick off until the Prenda hearing today, yet another bit of news has dropped in relation to the case. Verizon has stepped in and filed a declaration stating that contrary to Brett Gibbs' own claims to the court, it does not appear Gibbs informed Verizon not to...
Verizon Steps In On Prenda Case; Says Brett Gibbs Never Informed Them Of Judge's Order Killing Subpoenas

Apple demands Google comply with October subpoena

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In a court filing that Apple calls "not your typical motion," Apple is seeking Google be compelled to comply with a subpoena from August. Apple is expecting data from Google and Motorola to assist it in defending itself against patent claims by Google-owned Motorola Mobile as well as assisting it...
Apple demands Google comply with October subpoena
Social media judge says tweets are for cops

Subpoenas to be served via Facebook and Twitter in Estonia

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According to a report today from AFP, crime suspects may be contacted by a court using their email, Facebook or Twitter accounts. The message would contain a short link leading to court documents. It’s a draft bill at the moment and a subpoena would only be delivered if the person...
Subpoenas to be served via Facebook and Twitter in Estonia

Microsoft resists subpoena in Apple lawsuit against Samsung

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Microsoft is reportedly resisting becoming involved in one of Apple's many lawsuits against competing handset maker Samsung. The software giant has been subpoenaed in the case, as Samsung is calling on the company to present prior art from its own patents in an apparent attempt to invalidate the Apple patents...
Microsoft resists subpoena in Apple lawsuit against Samsung

Senate Judiciary Committee Votes That Accessing Your Email Should Require A Warrant

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Well, that went more smoothly than expected. Today, in a markup for reform of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act in the Senate, the Senate Judiciary Committee very quickly (like 10 minutes after it started) approved an amendment offered by Senators Patrick Leahy and Mike Lee, which would amend the law...
Senate Judiciary Committee Votes That Accessing Your Email Should Require A Warrant
Verizon stonewalls request to turn over information on alleged pirates

Twitter withholds information from the NYPD after troll threatens Aurora copycat murder

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An anonymous Twitter user has been tweeting death threats on the platform since May, and now after a series of warnings, including an Aurora-style massacre, NY Mag reports that Twitter has decided to withhold information from the NYPD to protect the user’s privacy. @shannamartella like i said you on my...
Twitter withholds information from the NYPD after troll threatens Aurora copycat murder

Reform the ECPA Now

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The IRS can read your email without a warrant, and it won’t promise not do so. The larger technology press has been atwitter today on the issue. CNET led the wave, stating that the “Internal Revenue Service doesn’t believe it needs a search warrant to read your e-mail.” This is...
Reform the ECPA Now

ACLU, EFF: Subpoena for Twitter data would chill free speech

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Consumer rights groups oppose subpoena for Twitter data of arrested demonstrator. [Read more]...
ACLU, EFF: Subpoena for Twitter data would chill free speech

"Killer Joe" Sues VPN-Using BitTorrent Pirates

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Movie studio Voltage is no stranger to suing BitTorrent users. The company has pioneered mass-BitTorrent lawsuits in the United States and is estimated to have made a lot of money doing so. This week another Voltage movie landed in court, with a series of lawsuits filed under the flag of...
"Killer Joe" Sues VPN-Using BitTorrent Pirates

Twitter Hands Over Info After Judge Makes It Almost Impossible For It Not To

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Earlier this week, we talked about a ridiculous situation in NY, where Judge Matthew Sciarrino Jr. put Twitter in a nearly impossible position if it wanted to keep fighting for the rights of its users to keep private info private. As you may recall, the government used a non-warrant process...
Twitter Hands Over Info After Judge Makes It Almost Impossible For It Not To

Subpoena for Anonymous Twitterers Dropped: This Week in Online Tyranny http://bit.ly/dh6nVO

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Subpoena for Anonymous Twitterers Dropped: This Week in Online Tyranny http://bit.ly/dh6nVO
In the eyes of the law, is an iMessage a text or an email?

With Backing of Donors and Facebook, Don't Expect a Big CISPA Fight

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Joel Kaplan, Facebook's vice president of U.S. public policy, wrote in a blog post last week that the company has "no intention" of sharing "sensitive personal information with the government in the name of protecting cybersecurity," explaining why the company is supporting CISPA but did not support SOPA, which...
With Backing of Donors and Facebook, Don't Expect a Big CISPA Fight

After reporter's subpoena, critics call Obama's leak-plugging efforts Bush-like

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After reporter's subpoena, critics call Obama's leak-plugging efforts Bush-like

Some Thoughts On An Innovation Agenda

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Over the past few weeks we've been running this little experiment with Darrell West of the Governance Studies program of the Brookings Institution to crowdsource ideas, feedback and insights into how the federal government can go about promoting an innovation economy. I wanted to use this Labor Day "off-day" to...
Some Thoughts On An Innovation Agenda

Judge blasts troll for "astonishing" failure to follow rules

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New York federal judge Gary Brown has already made it clear that he's not a fan of copyright trolls. In May, he handed down a scathing order decrying the "blizzard" of copyright lawsuits by porn companies and putting in place safeguards to prevent further abuses. One of those safeguards was...
Judge blasts troll for "astonishing" failure to follow rules

Prenda Law Issues Subpoena For IP Addresses Of Every Visitor To Critic Blogs For The Past Two Years

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This is rather incredible. We already wrote about Prenda Law's series of defamation lawsuits against commenters on two key blogs that have been instrumental in exposing their shenanigans: FightCopyrightTrolls and DieTrollDie. While John Steele has dismissed his claim, the other two suits are still moving forward as far as I...
Prenda Law Issues Subpoena For IP Addresses Of Every Visitor To Critic Blogs For The Past Two Years
Secret surveillance and gag orders highlight weak US data privacy laws

Twitter To Appeals Court: Just Because Some Tweets Are Public Doesn't Mean Our Users Have No Privacy

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Earlier this year, we noted that Twitter was standing up for the rights of one of its users, Malcolm Harris, who had been charged with disorderly conduct during an Occupy Wall St. protest event. The government had sought info on Harris' Twitter account using a 2703(d) order. Twitter told Harris...
Twitter To Appeals Court: Just Because Some Tweets Are Public Doesn't Mean Our Users Have No Privacy

Copyright Troll Malibu Media Seeking 'Six Strikes' Info From Verizon In Lawsuit

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One of the many complaints about the "six strikes" Copyright Alert System (CAS) in the US is the fact that while it doesn't directly lead to litigation, there is nothing in the agreement that prevents copyright holders from seeking out and using information from the six strikes system in copyright...
Copyright Troll Malibu Media Seeking 'Six Strikes' Info From Verizon In Lawsuit

Former Apple designer refuses to testify at Samsung trial

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Shin Nishibori, a key witness in the Apple vs Samsung trial, has turned down a subpoena to appear in court on the advice on counsel. [Read more]...
Former Apple designer refuses to testify at Samsung trial

Twitter Apparently Not Handing Over Jack Without A Search Warrant

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(Photo: Scott Beale, Laughing Squid) When last we checked in with the legal struggle over Occupy Wall Street and Twitter accounts, it didn't look great for anyone looking to keep their DMs out of court. At issue: The state wants data associated with a protestor charged with disorderly conduct. A...
Twitter Apparently Not Handing Over Jack Without A Search Warrant

Former Apple Designer Won't Be in Court Monday for Apple Samsung Trial

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Shin Nishibori, a former Apple designer and a key witness in Samsung defense against patent infringement allegations from Apple, claims his subpoena was not properly served....
Former Apple Designer Won't Be in Court Monday for Apple Samsung Trial

Rackspace Sues Famed Patent Troll For Breach Of Contract

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Well, well. Rackspace, who has been successfully fighting back against a bunch of patent trolls lately, is fighting back again, and this time they're taking on one of the more notorious patent trolls out there: Erich Spangenberg. Rackspace explains a bunch of the details on their site, though it helps...
Rackspace Sues Famed Patent Troll For Breach Of Contract
ZTE under FBI investigation for allegedly selling surveillance equipment to Iran
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