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FBI to Make Net-tapping Easier
Jul 11, 2006 7:00 AM PDTSeeking to expand the 1994 Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act, which allows government law enforcement agencies to access online data in an effort to investigate criminal activity, the FBI has drafted new legislation that would allow for easier surveillance.
Friendster Awarded Social Networking Patent
Jul 8, 2006 12:00 PM PDTOperators of mainstream and social networking sites alike may soon find themselves beholden to Friendster, which recently was awarded a patent covering many of the applications used by sites such as MySpace by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Rob Black Goes Back to Court
Jul 5, 2006 9:01 AM PDTThe long-running federal obscenity case against Robert Zicari and Janet Romano, the principals behind Extreme Associates, will return to a familiar setting — U.S. District Court Judge Gary Lancaster’s courtroom — after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the case on appeal.
Yahoo Settles Click Fraud Case
Jul 5, 2006 8:02 AM PDTYahoo escaped the fate of its rival Google, settling its class-action click fraud case for $5 million in legal fees and promising to institute a variety of anti-click fraud measures.
Titan Suit Charges Veoh Used Pirated Porn to Attract Users
Jul 4, 2006 9:00 AM PDTIn its suit alleging copyright infringement against online video-sharing service Veoh Networks, gay content producer Titan Media has charged that the Time Warner-backed company deliberately and knowingly used stolen adult content to build its user base.
U.S. Seeks Comments on Fate of ICANN
Jul 3, 2006 2:30 PM PDTSeeking input on the way the Internet is managed, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, an arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce, has opened up a message board to the general public.
Google Could Face Legal Challenge to Ranking System
Jul 3, 2006 12:30 PM PDTA federal lawsuit challenging Google’s site ranking system will likely proceed, according to the Judge Jeremy Fogel, who hinted during a recent hearing that he would allow the plaintiff, KinderStart.com, to amend its lawsuit to include more specific allegations needed to prove its antitrust case.
Judge Orders Cohen to be Held Indefinitely
Jul 1, 2006 12:00 PM PDTThe saga between Sex.com former owner Gary Kremen and Stephen Cohen, the man who stole the domain name from its rightful owner by submitting a forged document to Network Solutions, is still engaged in a protracted legal battle that is just beginning.
Porn Site Operator Convicted of Public Nudity
Jun 30, 2006 1:02 PM PDTA woman who operates a porn website is in trouble with local authorities again, having been found guilty of violating her city’s public decency ordinance.
French Lawmakers Crack Open DRM
Jun 30, 2006 11:53 AM PDTWith a show of hands, a vote by French lawmakers could dramatically reshape the use of digital rights management (DRM) technology worldwide.
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