Protecting Innovation

Posted by Cyberbear on May 3, 2015 in Computer Hardware, Intellectual Property, Litigation, Patents |

Posted by: Michael Avila April 20, 2015 Article I, Section 8 of the United States Constitution provides Congress with the power “To promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their writings and discoveries”. Through this statement the legitimacy of copyright and […]

How Far Should Companies Go to Protect Personal Data?

Posted by Cyberbear on May 1, 2015 in Computer Crimes, Computer Hardware, Computer Software, Hackers, Privacy |

Posted by: Chase Millea April 20, 2015 As nearly every analog form of communication transfers to a digital format, we input our personal data (e.g. credit card numbers, contact information) on a host of devices in an even greater number of settings. Do employers, retailers, and other users of the Internet have duties to protect […]

The Illegality of DDoS

Posted by Cyberbear on April 29, 2015 in Computer Crimes, Computer Hardware, Computer Software, Hackers, Internet |

Posted by: Bryan Zhao April 19, 2015 Have you ever wondered why certain websites, despite being backed by companies with a seemingly endless budget, can slow to a halt or even seemingly disappear for hours, days, or even longer at a time? While sometimes the crash in access is caused by innocuous sources, such as […]

Wearable Technology Increases Need for Data Protection Reform

Posted by Cyberbear on April 28, 2015 in Computer Hardware, Legislation, Mobile Phones |

Posted by: Kyle Sol Johnson April 18, 2015 Wearable technology such as the new Apple Watch, Google Glass, and exercise tools like FitBit appear to be the next frontier in personal consumer tech. The $14 billion dollar industry is projected to quintuple over the next decade. The primary sector in this industry is the healthcare […]

Advolution: The Evolution of Avoiding Advertisements

Posted by Cyberbear on December 4, 2013 in Computer Hardware, Copyright Law, Intellectual Property, Judicial Decisions |

Posted By:  John-Philip Schroeder   Everyone is familiar with advertisements.  The ubiquitous presence of products on the screen and page is a daily part of life.  However, as advertising becomes more technologically advanced, the ability to avoid such advertisements also grows.  The emergence and desirability of DVRs and other such technology raise an important question: […]

Dish Wins Another Battle In War Over Ad-Skipping Hopper DVR

  Posted By: Ross Arkin   Stay tuned for more after these messages. No, seriously, stay tuned. Please. I asked nicely. You better watch these ads or else. With more and more consumers finding more and more ways to avoid watching commercials, it’s not surprising that this seems to be the tone that broadcasters are […]

Internet of Things & Privacy Concerns of the 21st Century

Posted by Cyberbear on November 26, 2013 in Computer Hardware, Internet, Privacy |

Posted by Jonathon Sanchez              In an article published in the Harvard Law Review in 1890, attorneys Louis Brandeis and Samuel D. Warren astutely foresaw the rising need for privacy. The need for privacy arose from how technological change shapes society – in the 1890s the rise of photographs were particularly concerning to the […]

Did the Librarian forget the iPod Touch and the iPad?

Posted by Cyberbear on November 29, 2010 in Computer Hardware, Computer Software, Copyright Law, DMCA, Legislation, Mobile Phones |

Posted By: Ronald Rasmussen The Librarian of Congress on July 26, 2010, announced six classes of works that are now exempt from the prohibitions against circumvention of technological measures controlling access to copyrighted works. This meant that persons making noninfringing uses of works in those six classes are not subject to the portions of the […]

Apple Shows Us How to Use Network Effects as a Substitute for DRM

Posted by Cyberbear on November 24, 2010 in Computer Hardware, Computer Software |

Posted by: Benjamin Kafka With the introduction of the Mac App Store with the new version of Mac OS X, “Lion,” Apple has taken a big step toward applying the same restrictive approach to its desktop operating system that it has with its mobile iOS, which runs iPhones, iPads, and the iPod Touch. In iOS, […]

Are Computers Containers? – The Reasons Computer Searches at the Border Don’t Make Sense

Posted by Cyberbear on November 14, 2010 in Computer Hardware, Internet |

Posted by: Rachel Wolf Imagine you are coming home from a vacation abroad (somewhere nice, Jamaica maybe?) and you are waiting to get through the customs checkpoint at the airport. Customs agents choose to search you belongings, and start rifling through your things. You, like most Americans tend to be alright with this, especially since […]

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