law

TV Receiver Hacking Isn't Commercial Piracy

DirecTV can't use federal satellite piracy law to stop research that involves hacking their receivers' access cards.

DoJ Pooh-Poohs Net Neutrality Regulations

The DoJ Antitrust Division doesn't think net neutrality will help consumers, because we all know how competitive the telcom market is.

Free as in Speech Week

The First Amendment makes a cameo appearance in both copyright and national security / surveillance law this week.

Copyright Infringement Goes Meta

Viacom sends a DMCA takedown to a YouTube user for pirating material Viacom had pirated from him first. Infringement is a two-way street.

MPAA Looses The Hounds

The latest technology in the MPAA's war on movie pirates has a cold, wet nose.

Data Security Sunday

Job-seekers and retirees get their personal information compromised, reminding us all of the importance of data security breach notification laws.

The Legality of Open Wi-Fi

A UK man is arrested for connecting to an unsecured wifi network - but the law in the US is considerably less clear.

RIAA Defendant Threatens the Empire

An RIAA defendant challenges the grounds on which the RIAA's P2P-lawsuit campaign is premised: does "making available" equal distributing?

Getting Sued for Keyword Advertising

Can selling advertising targeted at search terms be trademark infringement? Well, no, but that won't stop American Airlines from trying.