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.

Fair Use in Filtering

Copyright-maximalist and fair use-protecting principles for filtering user-generated content for copyrighted material butted heads this week.

Senators Call for Probe of Private Censorship

After several telecommunications companies are revealed to be discriminating which content they'll transmit, two senators start the investigative ball rolling.

News in Porn Law

The Sixth Circuit invalidates a law imposing strict record-keeping requirements on pornographers. Smut peddlers rejoice.

1-Click Shopping For All

After a blogger files for reexamination, Amazon's One-Click patent is invalidated by the PTO.

Lawsuits Target iPhone Bricking

Consumer backlash goes litigious as two class actions are filed against Apple for disabling unlocked iPhones.

Second-Guessing the RIAA Jury's Verdict

The RIAA won its first jury trial targeting P2P users for copyright infringement, but the case might not be over yet.

Flickr User Sues Creative Commons Over License

After unwittingly licensing his photograph to permit commercial uses, a Flickr user's photo gets remixed into a cellphone ad campaign in Australia. And, of course, sues.

Part of Patriot Act Struck Down

The Patriot Act can't redefine permissible warrantless foreign intelligence surveillance, holds one Oregon Court.