Can Privacy Survive?

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

Posted by: Michael Avila April 20, 2015 One of the largest concerns of the American Citizen is the question of the right to privacy. With the shroud of the Patriot Act hanging over every action that Americans take and the growing influence of websites like Facebook and Twitter that encourage people to share the details […]

Is the Archive Button Sending the Wrong Message?

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

Posted by Collin Gaines April 20, 2015   In 2007, Google rolled out the “archive and next” shortcut in Gmail “to help improve the speed and convenience of managing email.” Merriam-Webster definition of archive is “to collect and store materials (such as recordings, documents, or computer files) so that they can be found and used […]

If Privacy Were an Species, It Would Be an Endangered One

Posted by Cyberbear on May 3, 2015 in Government Surveillance, Internet, Privacy, Social Media |

Posted by: Macaulay Christian April 20, 2015   If you were to swipe the lock screen on your smartphone, yours, like almost everyone else, would contain a variety of apps, and at least one of those apps would be a social media account, one you use frequently…why else would it be on your phone? Perhaps […]

Yelp for Free Speech

Posted by Cyberbear on May 1, 2015 in Internet, Judicial Decisions, Tech News |

Posted by: Hillary Owen April 20, 2015   Anonymous speakers are at the heart of the first amendment’s free speech protection. Requiring identification to make speech protectable could chill the speech itself, so as long as what’s being said isn’t defamatory or knowingly false, the speaker can remain in the shadows. While the routes of […]

Pixel Police: DRM and Securing Photos Online

Posted by Cyberbear on May 1, 2015 in Copyright Law, DMCA, Intellectual Property, Internet |

Posted by: Lauren Stewart April 20, 2015 A disturbing trend has emerged, primarily on Instagram, called baby-role playing. This is where a person, often a teenage girl, steals images of a child from the Internet, gives them a new name, and creates a user profile claiming the child as her own. Some even portray themselves […]

Upstream Data Dollars

Posted by Cyberbear on May 1, 2015 in FCC Regulation, Internet, Net Neutrality |

Posted by: Lauren Stewart April 20, 2015 Regardless of whether the FCC’s Open Internet Order is effective in regulating net neutrality, the reality is that the Internet is a free market, not free. It’s easy to agree with net neutrality: to want network operators to treat all content the same and not prioritize and broker […]

Surveillance through the Internet

Posted by Cyberbear on May 1, 2015 in Government Surveillance, Internet, Judicial Decisions, Privacy, Uncategorized |

Posted by Angelica J. Simpson April 17, 2015   Over the past few years there has been headlines making their way claiming the governments gross overreach in surveillance. Stories that the FBI can hack into your computer, or that NSA is gathering everyone’s phone records, down to tracking capabilities through GOOGLE Maps apps and technology. […]

They’re Shutting Down the Internet: The Responsibility of Internet Service Providers in Combating Piracy

Posted by: Macaulay Christian April 20, 2015   Imagine that, for some time and on a fairly consistent basis, you download and listen to all of your favorite music through one or more torrent sites. Whatever your personal beliefs are, you do know that, legally speaking, what you are doing is wrong. Your Internet service […]

Is a Take Down a Taking?

Posted by Cyberbear on May 1, 2015 in Copyright Law, DMCA, Intellectual Property, Internet |

Posted by: Chase Millea April 20, 1015 Under the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution, “private property [shall not] be taken for public use, without just compensation.” Traditionally we think of a government taking in the context of real property. If the government wants to knock your house down to build a highway, they are going […]

Someone Else Owns Your Property Information: The Impact of MLS Copyright Protection

Posted by Cyberbear on April 29, 2015 in Copyright Law, Intellectual Property, Internet |

Posted by: Stephen Mostrom April 18, 2015 In the United States, the real estate industry is driven by brokers. A broker acts as a liaison between buyer and seller, collecting, on average, a 6% fee for selling a home. The seller is willing to pay this fee—more than 90% of residential home sellers do—because the […]

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