BITCOIN Hidden Market?

Posted by Cyberbear on January 2, 2014 in Computer Crimes, Internet, Legislation, Open Source, Tech News |

Posted by:  Forencia Todaro   Bitcoin is the P2P electronic money and payment network, which offers the “advantage” of no controls; but does really work like that? The online currency is enjoying a record on her value; it recently reached the price of gold. The benefits for illegal markets started to be in discussion.  The […]

The Google Book Settlement Decision & Opt-In/Opt-Out Models of IP Protection in Cyberspace

The District Court has rendered its decision rejecting the Amended Settlement Agreement (ASA) in The Authors Guild v. Google, Inc., the Google Books copyright infringement case for digitalizing books from University libraries and other sources. The decision actually nicely highlights the incompatibility between traditional copyright and other intellectual property models and the fast moving pace […]

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 […]

The Worldwide Leader in Sports in Murky Anti Trust Waters

Posted by Cyberbear on November 29, 2010 in Internet, Legislation, Litigation |

Posted By: Cason Schmit My Brother and his wife are Northwestern Alums and love their football. Three weeks ago, the Northwestern Wildcats were in the middle of their upset win over the then 13th ranked Iowa Hawkeyes. Unfortunately, the game was not broadcast in their area, so their only hope to see it live was […]

SEXTING: RELATIONSHIPS IN CYBERSPACE CREATE LEGAL ISSUES

Posted by Cyberbear on November 29, 2010 in Internet, Legislation, Litigation, Mobile Phones |

Posted By: Joseph Duerst In an episode of the television show Seinfeld, when George is caught with large prints of semi-nude photos of himself taken for a photo shop woman he was trying to impress, Jerry Seinfeld calls it, “the timeless art of seduction.” The episode made light of the lengths that people will go […]

Internet Engineers Oppose COICA

Posted by Cyberbear on October 25, 2010 in Internet, Legislation |

A total of 96 prominent internet engineers have signed onto an Electronic Freedom Foundation (EFF) open letter to Congress opposing enactment of Combating Online Infringements and Counterfeiting Act (COICA). For an explanation of their opposition, see the open letter on the EFF site here.

Internet Censorship Bill Proposed by Congress Risks Dismantling the Internet

Posted by Cyberbear on October 21, 2010 in Intellectual Property, Legislation |

Posted by: Girard Kelly A bill recently introduced by Congress called S. 3804, the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA) by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) attempts to combat copyright infringement on the Internet by creating a blacklist of Internet domain names which are controlled though the U.S ICANN Dynamic […]

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