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 […]

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 […]

Penalties for Misrepresented Take Down Notices

Posted by Cyberbear on May 1, 2015 in Copyright Law, DMCA, Intellectual Property, Litigation, Tech News |

Posted by: Chase Millea April 20, 2015 In the United States, a holder of a copyright under the Copyright Act maintains exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute work fixed in a tangible means of expression. In essence, that means that a person can protect against redistribution of original work without authorization. The Digital Millennium Copyright […]

Cyberspace Crime, War Crime and ISIS

Posted by Cyberbear on April 28, 2015 in Computer Crimes, Hackers, Internet, Tech News |

Posted by: Shemmyla Green April 19, 2015 Cyber Caliphate – ISIS The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) has been committing large-scale war crimes and crimes against humanity in the areas under its control, in Syria and Iraq. Now this group wants to add hacking to its “rule of terror” portfolio, which includes massacres, […]

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 […]

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,” […]

Apple Hopes to Stay on Top with Topsy

Posted by Cyberbear on December 4, 2013 in Social Media, Tech News |

Posted by: Brooks Siegel   Recently the Apple Corporation purchased a Twitter analytical firm named Topsy. Topsy provides in depth analysis of anything Twitter related. Anything from trending topics, patterns of behavior, or grass roots ideas; Topsy has a hand in analyzing such Twitter data. Topsy also keeps an inventory of any Tweet that has […]

Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Claims Versus State Equivalents and Sufficiently Pleading Digital Claims

Posted by Cyberbear on December 3, 2013 in Intellectual Property, Internet, Privacy, Tech News |

Posted By: Geoff Morris In Capitol Audio Access, Inc. v. Umemoto, the United District Court, Eastern District of California, granted in part and denied in part the Defendant’s Fed.R.Civ.P. Rule 12(b)(6) Motion to Dismiss. The court dismissed the Plaintiff’s Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”), Stored Communications Act (“SCA”), and trespass claims. However, the court […]

Dish Wins Another Battle In War Over Ad-Skipping Hopper DVR

  Posted By: Ross Arkin   Stay tuned for more after these messages. No, seriously, stay tuned. Please. I asked nicely. You better watch these ads or else. With more and more consumers finding more and more ways to avoid watching commercials, it’s not surprising that this seems to be the tone that broadcasters are […]

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”), […]

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