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States Send Warning Letters to P2P Companies

Aug 6, 2004 1:25 PM PDT
Attorneys general from 47 U.S. states and territories have united in an effort to crack down on peer-to-peer sites that allow file-trading. They are sending letters out to the Internet companies, stating that they must re-engineer software to prevent illegal file-trading.
E-Data Sues Amazon for Patent Infringement

E-Data Sues Amazon for Patent Infringement

Aug 6, 2004 11:36 AM PDT
Making a steady sweep through the Internet industry collecting overdue patent fees, E-Data Corp. is the latest well-monied company to make the rounds in cyberspace claiming to own the rights to a technology that has been in use for years.

Yahoo Sued for Message Board Harassment

Aug 5, 2004 3:00 PM PDT
A corporate attorney who was miffed when fellow Yahoo message board users made what he alleges were "defamatory attacks" has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court against Yahoo Inc. challenging the web portal's business practices.

FCC Says Spam Must Be Blocked From Cellphones, PDAs

Aug 5, 2004 11:18 AM PDT
The Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday issued new rules that target companies sending unwanted spam on wireless devices. In a separate decision, the FCC has tentatively concluded that broadband providers are covered under federal wiretap laws.
Internet Companies Slapped With Suit Over Gambling Ads

Internet Companies Slapped With Suit Over Gambling Ads

Aug 4, 2004 11:20 AM PDT
Sex.com is among a list of Internet firms named in a class-action suit filed Tuesday that claims the companies sell rights to web advertisements that are illegal in California.
FTC Settles With Pop-Up Ad Company

FTC Settles With Pop-Up Ad Company

Aug 3, 2004 8:00 AM PDT
The Federal Trade Commission has reached an out-of-court settlement with D Squared Solutions LLC to stop barraging the Internet with pop-up ads. D Squared advertised its software to block the pop-up ads it was transmitting – unsolicited - to users online.

Postal Inspectors Investigate Porn Mail Scheme

Aug 2, 2004 10:56 AM PDT
Up to 40 residents have received unsolicited porn along with a moneymaking scheme in their home mailboxes. Postal inspectors are investigating what appears to be a violation of federal laws.
Big-Time Pill Spammer’s Operations Shut Down

Big-Time Pill Spammer’s Operations Shut Down

Aug 2, 2004 9:49 AM PDT
The Federal Trade Commission shut down a spammer and froze his assets, using the Can-Spam Act to put a stop to his mass mailings. Creaghan A. Harry of Boca Raton, Fla., is "responsible for what likely amounts to millions of illegal spam messages," the FTC said.
ISPs Can Be Sued for Releasing Data Without Signed Warrant

ISPs Can Be Sued for Releasing Data Without Signed Warrant

Aug 1, 2004 8:00 AM PDT
A recent federal court ruling opens ISPs to civil liability when they reveal personal information on Internet users and businesses without a signed warrant.
Mantra Nailed Over Alleged Improprieties

Mantra Nailed Over Alleged Improprieties

Jul 31, 2004 10:30 AM PDT
Mantra Films Inc. has agreed to pay nearly $1.1 million to settle claims it shipped unordered products and then charged customers. The settlement returns more than $548,000 to people who received "Girls Gone Wild" videos or DVDs and returned them but did not get a refund.


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