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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.
Patent Lawsuit Could Kill Open Source
Jun 30, 2006 9:59 AM PDTUsers of open source code may no longer be immune from patent infringement cases if a suit filed by Delaware-based FireStar Software against Raleigh, N.C.-based Linux distributor Red Hat goes the way many patent experts think it might.
FTC Demands Continued Access to WhoIs
Jun 30, 2006 5:00 AM PDTThe Federal Trade Commission has requested continued open access to the WhoIs database, saying that contact and identity information of website operators aids the consumer protection agency’s efforts in combating spyware and policing fraud online.
Congress Takes Aim at the Internet
Jun 29, 2006 1:30 PM PDTWrapping up a series of hearings aimed at increasing regulation online, Congressmen told representatives of social networking sites that they should expect new legislation in the form of a comprehensive anti-porn bill.
Titan Media Files Copyright Suit Against Veoh
Jun 29, 2006 11:00 AM PDTTitan Media has filed suit in federal court against San Diego, Calif.-based online video-sharing service Veoh Networks, alleging copyright infringement.
Playboy Editor, Model Face Criminal Charges in Indonesia
Jun 29, 2006 9:30 AM PDTThe controversial issue of Playboy magazine that sparked protests in the predominantly Muslim nation of Indonesia and brought violent attacks on the company’s local headquarters has now landed the editor-in-chief and the centerfold model in legal hot water, as authorities officially declared them suspect in a criminal indecency case.
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