Computer Software: The Transfer of Licenses Sale of Back-up Copies in the European Economic Area

Posted by Cyberbear on April 25, 2017 in Computer Software, Copyright Law, Intellectual Property |

Posted By: Timothy T. Emmart The European Court of Justice (ECJ) recently held that it is an infringement of copyright to sell or transfer a physical back-up copy of a software program, when the original physical copy has been damaged, lost or destroyed. This ruling came after another ruling by the same court that created […]

Is Regulation of Encryption a Regulation of Free Speech?

Posted by Cyberbear on March 25, 2017 in Computer Software, Encryption, Internet |

Posted By: Aidan L. Clark   Could the government regulate encryption? Encryption is a word that is used quite often in the public vernacular. At times, encryption is used as a general term, which is invoked when one is referring to concepts of digital information security and securing content of communications. Oftentimes, encryption code is […]

Bitcoin Faces Increased Federal and State Regulation

Posted by Cyberbear on May 3, 2015 in Computer Software, Internet, Privacy |

Posted by Sam Knecht April 20, 2015 Bitcoin, a digital crypto-currency, operates on a decentralized network that was designed to promote anonymity and avoid government regulation. Promoters of Bitcoin say it can improve global financial inclusion, allowing those without access to other financial services, or those living in countries with fluctuating fiat currency, a means […]

Does Unlocking On-Disc DLC Violate the Anti-Circumvention Provision of the DMCA?

Posted by: Kyle Sol Johnson April 20, 2015 Increasingly videogames are released alongside downloadable content (DLC) the adds some aspect or function to the underlying game. These may be packs of maps, new zones, new weapons and armors, or even entirely new missions. Often it is a combination of the above. Traditionally, DLC is offered […]

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 […]

A Game of Piracy and Licenses

Posted by Cyberbear on April 29, 2015 in Computer Software, Copyright Law, Ebooks & Readers, Intellectual Property |

Posted by: Bryan Zhao April 19, 2015 Game of Thrones is one of HBO’s most popular series and a significant driver of income for the company. Recently, the show released its fifth season to viewers, attracting over 8 million viewers. It should have been a resounding success, but that success was dampened by a leak […]

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 […]

Periscope vs. HBO

Posted by Cyberbear on April 28, 2015 in Computer Software, Copyright Law, DMCA, Intellectual Property, Internet |

Posted by: Marcus Beecher April 19, 2015 On March 26, 2015, Twitter released Periscope. Periscope allows users to broadcast what they (or their devices) are seeing in real-time to their followers. The makers of Periscope intend the app to become “a way of discovering the world through someone else’s eyes,” or, in different words, a […]

The Rare “Takedown” in DMCA Takedown Fraud

Posted by Cyberbear on April 27, 2015 in Computer Software, DMCA, Intellectual Property, Internet |

Posted by: Lauren Stewart April 17, 2015 Imagine you are a parking attendant and a person tells you that you have his car. He gives you no proof, but to avoid trouble you give him the keys. Rather than questioning the person about his ownership or enlisting the police to help in prosecuting the theft, […]

The Trans-Pacific Partnership & Modern Copyright Law

Posted by Cyberbear on December 6, 2013 in Computer Software, DMCA, Intellectual Property, Internet |

Posted By: Justin McKay   If you haven’t noticed, there has been an increasing amount of commentary on the internet about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) ever since Wikileaks released the negotiated draft text of the intellectual property chapter on November 13, 2013. Unfortunately, most of that commentary contains suggestive and alarming language without many (or […]

Copyright © 2010-2017 Cyberbear Tracks All rights reserved.
This site is using the Desk Mess Mirrored theme, v2.5, from BuyNowShop.com.