Issues in Cloud Computing

Posted by Cyberbear on December 4, 2013 in Internet, Litigation |

Posted By: Robert McManimon   One of the modern inventions of the computer age has been the transition from localized storage to cloud computing. (http://scholarship.law.duke.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1222&context=dltr). This trend takes advantage of the massive commercial storage banks and relatively high connection speeds now available that previously would have made such an outsourcing of data management unfeasible. However, […]

Where is Waldo.com? Problems of Personal Jurisdiction in Cyberspace

Posted by Cyberbear on December 4, 2013 in Copyright Law, Intellectual Property, Internet, Judicial Decisions, Litigation |

Posted By:  Jeremiah Chin One of the earliest litigation decisions is where to file a law suit. Usually the lawsuit happens where the plaintiff lives, or where the injury involved occurred. But when the harm arises from internet communications, how do courts determine the proper place to file a law suit? Tracking exactly where the […]

Semi-Interactive Website Insufficient to Establish Personal Jurisdiction

Posted by Cyberbear on December 4, 2013 in Internet, Judicial Decisions, Litigation |

Posted By:  Geoff Morris In Vision Motor Cars, Inc. v. Valor Motor Co., the United States District Court, Middle District of North Carolina, held that the Court did not have personal jurisdiction when simply one of the defendants’ website mentioned North Carolina as a sales territory. The Court granted the defendants’ Fed.R.Civ.P 12(b)(2) Motion to […]

Loss of DMCA Safe Harbor Protection by Employee Interactions with Content

Posted by Cyberbear on December 1, 2013 in Copyright Law, DMCA, Intellectual Property, Internet, Judicial Decisions, Litigation, Tech News |

Posted by: Geoff Morris In Capitol Records, LLC v. Vimeo, LLC, the United States District Court, Southern District of New York, denied, in part, Vimeo’s Motion for Summary Judgment that claimed Safe Harbor protection. The Court held that Vimeo could not claim, by law, the Safe Harbor protections of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), […]

Ministry Of Sound Sues Spotify Over Playlists

Posted by Cyberbear on November 26, 2013 in Intellectual Property, Internet, Litigation, Tech News |

Posted by:  Ross Arkin It’s not a news story just because a music label is suing a digital music service. If that was all that was involved here it would be better labeled as a broken record. The unique aspect of this claim turns on the way that the digital music service allows organization of […]

Information May Want to Be Free But Those Who Liberate It Can be Indicted

Posted by Cyberbear on July 19, 2011 in Copyright Law, Intellectual Property, Internet, Judicial Decisions, Litigation |

One of the most unusual criminal hacking prosecutions recently began when a Massachusetts federal grand jury returned an indictment against Aaron Swartz, a fellow at, of all places, Harvard University’s Center for Ethics. The four count criminal indictment, available here, charges Swartz with wire fraud, computer fraud, unlawfully obtaining information from a protected computer, and […]

TROLLING FOR INCOME

Posted by Cyberbear on December 1, 2010 in Blogging, Copyright Law, Internet, Judicial Decisions, Litigation |

Posted By: Debora Ilea Lawyers have always been a savvy bunch; so, it is little wonder that they are now taking unique and creative approaches to the practice of law to compensate for the economic woes of the current times. Some are restructuring their billing systems, relying more on flat fee and other billing strategies […]

Copyright trolling for fun and profit

Posted by Cyberbear on December 1, 2010 in Blogging, Copyright Law, DMCA, Intellectual Property, Litigation |

Posted By: Anthony Eskridge Copyright trolling is the act of purchasing the copyright to material and suing infringers for profit. Intellectual property start-up Righthaven LLC, acting on behalf of Stephens Media, owner of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, has sued over a hundred Internet sites over copyright infringement of the Review-Journal’s online news articles. What Righthaven […]

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 […]

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