The Collective Yar: Fallacies and Failure of Digital Copyrights in an All-Access Culture

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

Posted By: Drew Weigel The notion that copyright, in part or in whole, might be an inadequate theory of property for digital media is not new. Some have responsibly argued that the statutory distinction between performance and distribution falls apart when applied to digital media, creating a false and unnecessary distinction between interactive and non-interactive […]

Yelp – The New Teflon Dons?

Posted by Cyberbear on April 9, 2017 in Internet, Trademark |

Posted By: Stephen Timmer “Yelp Defeats Legal Challenge to its User Review Filter.” It is a headline that we have all become accustomed to seeing; the scales of justice tipping in the favor of the 800-lb. gorilla of review sites. As a refresher, Yelp is one of the most recognized review sites on the Internet. […]

The CDA – A Bulletproof Vest for Internet Service Providers?

Posted by Cyberbear on April 9, 2017 in CDA, Internet, Judicial Decisions |

Posted By: Stephen Timmer Super Mario’s Pizzeria is celebrating two years in business! His business is in highly competitive area surrounded by other, established pizza places like Luigi’s Lovely Pizza Pies. Mario prides himself on customer satisfaction, whether patrons dine in or if they order take out through his mobile phone app (powered, ironically, by […]

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 […]

Playing Whac-A-Mole with Internet Piracy: Where is it Headed, and Will it Ever Be Stopped?

Posted by Cyberbear on March 24, 2017 in 3-D Printing, Copyright Law, Intellectual Property, Internet, Patents |

For years, the movie and music industries have been plagued by internet piracy through websites like The Pirate Bay, BitTorrent and Torrentz who have given users the ability to download and stream millions of their favorite songs and movies, right from their computer for free. Copyright protection has been evaded so well, that many companies […]

Geolocation and Smartphone Applications

Posted by Cyberbear on May 5, 2015 in Government Surveillance, Internet, Judicial Decisions, Privacy |

Posted by Collin Gaines April 20, 2015 Corporations have a duty to maximize profits for their shareholders. In the digital world, the easiest way for companies to increase profits is to monetize the data from current users of these companies’ applications or technological products. For example, a consumer’s smartphone location is continuously shared through third-party applications […]

Adequate Encryption in the Cloud

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

Posted by: Collin Gaines April 20, 2015 Private cloud networks suffer some of the same privacy issues that public cloud networks are battling. Not all private cloud networks are “on-premise,” many utilize companies such as Amazon, to provide them with the technology to operate their network. Data is still traveling over the internet but in-house […]

Google’s Antitrust Battle

Posted by Cyberbear on May 3, 2015 in Internet, Judicial Decisions, Tech News |

Posted by: Sam Knecht April 20, 2015 The European Union recently served Google with an official antitrust complaint, alleging Google is a trust that “had abused its market dominance by systematically favoring its own comparison shopping service over that of its rivals.” It is also separately investigating accusations that Google uses anticompetitive practices towards device […]

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 […]

The Rising Jurisdictional Problem of International Companies

Posted by Cyberbear on May 3, 2015 in Internet, Litigation, Uncategorized |

Posted by: Michael Avila April 20, 2015 As access to the Internet has grown to include almost half of the world’s population in its user base, the chances of websites and the companies owning them running awry of laws not inside that of its home country have grown much larger and more concerning. Google has […]

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