law

Scrabulous: I-N-F-R-I-N-G-I-N-G ?

Popular Facebook application Scrabulous faces the wrath of Hasbro over possibly infringing Scrabble's trademarks

Pretty Good Privacy is Pretty Legally Protected

The legal right not to turn over your encryption password.

New Year in Spyware

Sears adds surreptitious tracking software to its catalogue

Netflix Prize Anonymous Dataset Broken

Two computer scientists have found a way to associate some anonymized Netflix users with individual identities, showing just how fragile our data privacy is.

Amazon Rebuffs A Subpoena

When a federal prosecutor tries to subpoena the book-purchasing records of thousands of customers, Amazon stands up for its customers' First Amendment Rights

What The Romantics Don't Like About Guitar Hero

The Romantics try an end-run around the Copyright Act by claiming a cover song sounds too much like them.

Altlaw.org Wants You

An upstart database of judicial decisions puts the public back in public domain, but it needs your help.

Colleges as Copyright Cops?

A new federal financial aid bill includes unprecedented copyright provisions calling on universities to curb students' filesharing.

Facebook Ads Put You in the Spotlight

The social network's new "social ads," which create the appearance of user endorsement, could run afoul of state law.

Immunity for Telecom Compliance in Warrantless Spying ?

The Senate debates whether to grant retroactive immunity to the phone and internet service providers who allegedly illegally turned over massive amounts of customer data to the NSA.