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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Does the Constitution Follow the Net?: The Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Free Speech, & Fair Use

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

 Posted by: Macaulay Christian April 20, 2015 Take a moment to think about computers. There isn’t an aspect of daily life that hasn’t been at least touched, if not outright revolutionized, by the advent of the computer. They no longer mammoth machines existing within the confines of a single, massive space—they’re portable. You probably have […]

A World Without Possessions

Posted by Cyberbear on April 27, 2015 in Copyright Law, Intellectual Property, Judicial Decisions, Licensing |

Posted by: Vikram Amritraj April 17, 2015   John Lennon probably meant something very different in his iconic 1971 classic “Imagine” when he penned the line “imagine no possessions, I wonder if you can.” But a little over forty years later it seems as though we probably don’t need to wonder anymore. We live in […]

When Trademarks and Domain Names Collide

Posted by Cyberbear on April 27, 2015 in Domain Names, Intellectual Property, Judicial Decisions, Legislation, Trademark |

Posted by Angelica J. Simpson April 6, 2015 Branding your product has long been a protected area of American legal practice. However, in the fast changing age of the Internet, the ability for those to monitor and protect their trademark has become increasingly difficult. With multiple parties requesting the use of limited domain names, the […]

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