Will VPNs Remain a Legal Way to Evade the “Six Strikes” System?

Posted by Cyberbear on January 2, 2014 in Computer Crimes, Copyright Law, Intellectual Property, Internet |

Posted by: Florencia Todaro   Since everybody noticed that NSA is intercepting online activity and Google and Facebook are tracking your online movements. People get worried for their privacy. One solution to avoid scams appears to be Virtual Private Networks.

Aaron Swartz’s Alleged Conduct and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

Posted by Cyberbear on December 6, 2013 in Computer Crimes, Hackers, Intellectual Property, Internet, Litigation |

Posted By: Tammy Thibodeau   In Aaron Swartz’s superseding indictment the government alleged Swartz, accessed JSTOR and the MIT network “without authorization.” (United States v. Aaron Swartz, Crim. No. 11-CR-10260-NMG, 3, Sept. 12, 2012). Swartz had accessed the MIT network (and computers) four times “without authorization” after being blocked in three separate incidents. (Id.). Further, […]

The Trans-Pacific Partnership & Modern Copyright Law

Posted by Cyberbear on December 6, 2013 in Computer Software, DMCA, Intellectual Property, Internet |

Posted By: Justin McKay   If you haven’t noticed, there has been an increasing amount of commentary on the internet about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) ever since Wikileaks released the negotiated draft text of the intellectual property chapter on November 13, 2013. Unfortunately, most of that commentary contains suggestive and alarming language without many (or […]

WorldWideWar.com

Posted by Cyberbear on December 6, 2013 in Domain Names, Intellectual Property, Trademark |

Posted By:  Daniela Madrid   What happens when an owner of a trademark wants to use his trademark as a domain name for his website but discovers that the domain name is already being used by a third party? There are several options to resolve this dilemma. The trademark owner can use an alternative domain […]

Twitch.tv Video Game Streaming and Fair Use

Posted by Cyberbear on December 6, 2013 in Computer Software, Copyright Law, Intellectual Property |

Posted By: Chris Fong   Twitch.tv is a website that provides video gamers a website location to share and stream their video game experiences with others. A major concern is whether the streaming of the video game can be constituted as copyright infringement or protected use under Fair Use. In order to determine if it […]

Hip Hop Lyric Site Issued Take Down Notice By NMPA

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

Posted By: Ross Arkin   Ever since the Sugar Hill Gang proclaimed “I said a hip, hop, the hippie – the hippie
to the hip hip-hop, and you don’t stop 
the rocking to the bang-bang, boogie say up jump the boogie to the rhythm of the boogie the beat.”, hip-hop fans have collectively often said: “What?” […]

Patent Litigation, Coming to a Podcast Near You!

Posted by Cyberbear on December 4, 2013 in Intellectual Property, Internet, Patents, Tech News |

Posted By:  Ryan Bethell Hot off the heels of an $8,000,000 settlement with apple over a patent covering “Downloadable Playlists,” Personal Audio, a digital audio company in Texas, has set its sights on popular podcast producers. Personal Audio has asserted a patent pertaining to cover “how audio files are organized and downloaded on the internet,” […]

Attack of the Copyright Robots

Posted by Cyberbear on December 4, 2013 in Computer Software, Copyright Law, DMCA, Intellectual Property, Internet |

Posted by:  Ryan Bethell It should come as no surprise that large businesses such as Universal and Sony have a financial interest in protecting their intellectual property online. For the biggest stakeholders, this means policing thousands of instances of arguably copyrighted material ever day – a task that many companies prefer to automate. Companies need […]

Droit de suite and the Internet

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

Posted by: Robert S. McManimon   In our American system, we’ve grown accustomed to the first sale doctrine. (http://www.justice.gov/usao/eousa/foia_reading_room/usam/title9/crm01854.htm). As we’ve seen, this notion has created a variety of issues for software companies, who have instead opted to license their work in order to maintain control over it and any future sale. Ironically though, this […]

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 […]

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