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Twitter fights court order to hand over tweets in Occupier's trial

Verizon Refuses to Identify Alleged BitTorrent Pirates

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Last fall, John Wiley and Sons became the first book publisher to go after BitTorrent users in the US. By filing a mass-BitTorrent lawsuit the company became one of the many copyright holders who together have sued a quarter million people in the country since early 2010. In recent months,...
Verizon Refuses to Identify Alleged BitTorrent Pirates
Fast Chat: Can a Judge Actually Force You to Divulge Private Tweets?

New York Judge Overrules Twitter: Tweets Broadcast to the Public ‘Belong to the Public’

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(Photo: Scott Beale, Laughing Squid) Things are not looking very good for Malcolm Harris, the Occupy Wall Street protestor who was arrested for disorderly conduct for taking place in the 2011 protest march across the Brooklyn Bridge. Back in April, a Judge ruled that your tweets are not your own,...
New York Judge Overrules Twitter: Tweets Broadcast to the Public ‘Belong to the Public’

Judge allows case over HuffPo ownership to go forward, adds fraud claim

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In a major development in the bitter court fight over the founding of the Huffington Post, a New York judge has for the second time refused the request of media moguls Arianna Huffington and Ken Lerer to dismiss the case. The new ruling also expands the scope of the case...
Judge allows case over HuffPo ownership to go forward, adds fraud claim

Here Come the Taxi Apps for Yellow Cabs: New York Judge Dismisses E-Hail Lawsuit

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Disrupt taxis! (Photo: nycgov.tumblr.com) The era of the e-hail is upon us at last! A judge has dismissed a lawsuit against the city’s taxi apps pilot program, meaning the Taxi and Limousine Commission is free to proceed. The Livery Roundtable and the Black Car Assistance Corporation filed the lawsuit back in...
Here Come the Taxi Apps for Yellow Cabs: New York Judge Dismisses E-Hail Lawsuit
Social media judge says tweets are for cops

Airbnb Will Fight in New York City

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Peer-to-peer travel site Airbnb will help one of its New York City users appeal a recent judgment that fined him under an illegal hotel law. If you’ll recall, Nigel Warren seemed to be Airbnb’s perfect host — he was using the site to make a little extra cash while traveling,...
Airbnb Will Fight in New York City

This Week in Social Media: Judge declares open season on tweets, Facebook’s new features, and more

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It’s that time of week again when we take a look at the latest social media news, and highlight some of the biggest and most interesting stories. It hasn’t been the best week for social media as far as the authorities are concerned. In the US, A New York judge has...
This Week in Social Media: Judge declares open season on tweets, Facebook’s new features, and more

EMI And ReDigi Duke It Out In Court Over The Resale of MP3s

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A New York judge will today hear the opening arguments in the lawsuit between EMI and ReDigi. The music giant is suing the upstart start-up, which makes its money flogging people's unwanted MP3s to loving homes, for copyright infringement. The year-old upstart, however, claims that its software legally complies with...
EMI And ReDigi Duke It Out In Court Over The Resale of MP3s

Twitter complies with prosecutors to surrender Occupy activist's tweets

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Site ends fight with New York lawyers after contempt warning from judge over protester Malcolm Harris's Twitter accountTwitter has relented in its fight with New York prosecutors to hand over three months worth of messages from an Occupy Wall Street protester ahead of the activist's criminal trial.Twitter had argued that...
Twitter complies with prosecutors to surrender Occupy activist's tweets

Verizon Succesfully Defends Privacy of Alleged BitTorrent Pirates

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Those who download and share copyrighted files through BitTorrent risk being monitored for various reasons. In the United States, those can also include legal action. In recent years more than a quarter million alleged BitTorrent users have been sued in federal courts. One of the copyright holders participating in this...
Verizon Succesfully Defends Privacy of Alleged BitTorrent Pirates

Fox sues to shut down Aereo copycat over TV streaming

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Broadcasters have been battling for months to shut down Aereo, a service that uses dime-size antennas to stream TV to Apple devices. Now, the fight has taken a strange new twist. On Friday, Fox Networks filed a new suit against a start-up called BarryDriller.com (a play on the name of TV...
Fox sues to shut down Aereo copycat over TV streaming

A Judge That Loves Facebook Just Made A Weird Ruling Over Twitter

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A New York judge that fancies himself a social media expert has ruled that cops have the right to search through the Twitter account of a person who helped organize a protest. The protest was tied to the Occupy Wall Street movement. Malcolm Harris was one of hundreds charged with...
A Judge That Loves Facebook Just Made A Weird Ruling Over Twitter

Twitter files an appeal in the New York case of Occupy Wall Street protester Malcolm Harris

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You might remember, back in July, when a New York judge ruled that Twitter had to turn over three months’ worth of tweets that were written by user Malcolm Harris, known by his Twitter handle of @destructuremal. Harris was alleged to be an active participant in the Occupy Wall Street (OWS)...
Twitter files an appeal in the New York case of Occupy Wall Street protester Malcolm Harris

BitTorrent Lawsuits Go Bust: New York Judge Rules an IP Address Is Not a Person

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Thumbs up to you too, Wired. Earlier this week, New York Magistrate Judge Gary Brown issued a landmark ruling in one of the many mass-BitTorrent lawsuits for copyright infringement, calling the lawsuit a “waste of judicial resources” for insufficient evidence to identify copyright infringers, reports TorrentFreak. The copyright holders were launching their claims...
BitTorrent Lawsuits Go Bust: New York Judge Rules an IP Address Is Not a Person

Judge Turfs Blogger Lawsuit Against HuffPo

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A New York judge ruled on Friday that Arianna Huffington’s army of unpaid bloggers will remain just that .. unpaid. “No one forced the plaintiffs to give their work to The Huffington Post for publication and the plaintiffs candidly admit that they did not expect compensation,” wrote U.S. District...
Judge Turfs Blogger Lawsuit Against HuffPo

Emails in lawsuit cast new details about Arianna’s role in HuffPo founding

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A series of emails between Arianna Huffington, her partners and the late conservative activist Andrew Breitbart shed new light about the early days of popular liberal news site Huffington Post. The story of the site’s founding is the subject of a bitter lawsuit filed two Democratic political advisers who claimed...
Emails in lawsuit cast new details about Arianna’s role in HuffPo founding

Twitter Officially Appeals New York Judge's Ruling to Provide Tweets of Occupy Wall Street Protester

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(Photo: Scott Beale, Laughing Squid) As promised, today Twitter officially appealed the ruling of Judge Matthew A. Sciarrino Jr. that required the company to furnish tweets by Occupy Wall Street protestor Malcom Harris published during an October 2011 demonstration. Last month, Twitter’s legal counsel Ben Lee announced the company would...
Twitter Officially Appeals New York Judge's Ruling to Provide Tweets of Occupy Wall Street Protester

Twitter argues fourth amendment defence over judge's Occupy order

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Site appeals against court request to hand over details of tweets relating to Occupy activist charged with disorderly conductTwitter has lodged an appeal against a New York judge's decision that it must hand over detailed information related to an Occupy Wall Street protester charged with disorderly conduct.In July, Twitter was...
Twitter argues fourth amendment defence over judge's Occupy order

Twitter Appeals New York Judge's Demand That the Company Hand Over Occupy Wall Street Tweets

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(Photo: Scott Beale, Laughing Squid) The legal battle between Twitter and the Manhattan Criminal Court is heating up. Just a few weeks ago we reported that Judge Matthew A. Sciarrino Jr. struck down Twitter’s protest of a subpoena requiring them to hand over tweets by Malcolm Harris, an Occupy Wall...
Twitter Appeals New York Judge's Demand That the Company Hand Over Occupy Wall Street Tweets

Marc Rotenberg on Google's Italian Privacy Case

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Interesting commentary: I don't think this is really a case about ISP liability at all. It is a case about the use of a person's image, without their consent, that generates commercial value for someone else. That is the essence of the Italian law at issue in this case. It...
Marc Rotenberg on Google's Italian Privacy Case

New York Judge Rules That Photos Posted On Twitter Are Not Up For Grabs By News Organizations

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The result could determine how all intellectual property rights on social media are viewed. A judge in New York City has ruled that pictures taken by a freelance photographer and posted on his Twitter account were not available for use by news organizations. Daniel Morel, who had been working...
New York Judge Rules That Photos Posted On Twitter Are Not Up For Grabs By News Organizations

Occupy protester to face trial in case related to Twitter subpoena

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Malcolm Harris, who has been in a battle with prosecutors over the privacy of his tweets, has plea deal withdrawn by judgeAn Occupy Wall Street protester who has been fighting with prosecutors to keep some of his tweets private looks likely to face trail next week after a judge withdrew...
Occupy protester to face trial in case related to Twitter subpoena

Last Hurdle Falls in NYC Taxi App Battle; Judge Dismisses Black Car E-Hail Lawsuit

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A New York judge today dismissed a lawsuit aimed to stop e-hail apps like Uber and Hailo from helping people get rides with their smartphones in New York City. The lawsuit had been brought by black car and livery drivers who argued that e-hail could encourage discrimination when drivers decline...
Last Hurdle Falls in NYC Taxi App Battle; Judge Dismisses Black Car E-Hail Lawsuit

US authors seek damages in Google Books copyright row

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Writers ask New York judge to order $750 per book damages over 'unauthorised reproduction' by GoogleAuthors are asking a New York judge to order Google to pay them $750 (£479) for every book the search giant scanned without authorisation as part of its controversial Google Books programme.The litigation has been...
US authors seek damages in Google Books copyright row

Fair Use Or Free Riding? The AP's New Attack On News Scraping

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The Associated Press is becoming more aggressive in trying to rein in the information the news service scatters around the world. After helping to launch a copyright monitoring service, the AP is now suing a company that clips headlines and news items for its customers. In a complaint filed...
Fair Use Or Free Riding? The AP's New Attack On News Scraping

Twitter Appeals Court Ruling to Turn Over User Information

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Twitter has filed an appeal of a New York judge's June decision requiring the company to turn over detailed information about a user tied to the Occupy Wall......
Twitter Appeals Court Ruling to Turn Over User Information

Aereo Backer Barry Diller Sees The Service Expanding Country-wide

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News updates all day from Fast Company.Barry Diller, jubilant after a New York judge ruled that the Aereo service he is funding is legal, has told Bloomberg that we can expect a country-wide expansion of the service in the coming months. Earlier this year, when Fast Company caught up with...
Aereo Backer Barry Diller Sees The Service Expanding Country-wide

Twitter appeals ruling in Occupy Wall Street lawsuit

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The social network isn't surrendering to a New York judge's demands to turn over tweets from a user involved in the Occupy Wall Street protests -- instead it's continuing to fight. [Read more]...
Twitter appeals ruling in Occupy Wall Street lawsuit
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