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 […]


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 […]

A New Model For Streaming Video On the Internet (Or Is It?)

Posted by Cyberbear on November 29, 2010 in Copyright Law, Intellectual Property, Internet |

Posted by: David Brookshire Recently demand for internet streaming of movies exploded with Netflix Instant Streaming accounting for up to 20% of total United States bandwidth use at peak hours. Dozens of competitors are vying to digitize and stream as much content as they can to attract customers. As a result, the content industry has […]

USCG Making the RIAA Look Soft

Posted by Cyberbear on November 24, 2010 in Copyright Law, Internet, Litigation |

Posted by: Andrei Toma Most people have heard of the Recording Industry Association of America’s (RIAA) near decade long campaign to crack down on peer to peer (P2P) piracy by sending threat letters and filling lawsuits. The campaign ended just last year, with over 18,000 law suits. One group manages to put the RIAA to […]

Apple Shows Us How to Use Network Effects as a Substitute for DRM

Posted by Cyberbear on November 24, 2010 in Computer Hardware, Computer Software |

Posted by: Benjamin Kafka With the introduction of the Mac App Store with the new version of Mac OS X, “Lion,” Apple has taken a big step toward applying the same restrictive approach to its desktop operating system that it has with its mobile iOS, which runs iPhones, iPads, and the iPod Touch. In iOS, […]

Third Time Should Charm RIAA

Posted by Cyberbear on November 24, 2010 in Intellectual Property, Internet, Litigation |

Posted By: Ronald Rasmussen Chief Judge Michael J. Davis of the U.S. District Court of Minnesota needs to let stand the recent $1.5 million verdict against Jammie Thomas-Rasset. No matter what he decides, the case is likely headed to the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, and Judge Davis is unlikely to aid in reaching a […]

Does Every Blogger Need To Register for DMCA Protection?

Posted by Cyberbear on November 16, 2010 in Blogging, DMCA, Internet |

Posted by: Ruth Carter Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer. I am a law student. In accordance with ABA policy, this blog should not be viewed as legal advice. It is simply my opinions and legal information that is widely available on the internet. A few weeks ago, the ABA Journal published an article that […]

Reports of Net Neutrality’s Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Posted by Cyberbear on November 15, 2010 in Internet |

Posted by: Ben Kafka The midterm elections are now the latest supposed death-blow to net neutrality, after each of the 95 candidates who had pledged to support the FCC’s open Internet policies lost in their respective runs for reelection. (http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2010/11/net-neutrality-any-hope-left.ars). Last April’s Comcast decision, 600 F.3d 642 (D.C. Cir. 2010), also caused many to believe […]

Are Computers Containers? – The Reasons Computer Searches at the Border Don’t Make Sense

Posted by Cyberbear on November 14, 2010 in Computer Hardware, Internet |

Posted by: Rachel Wolf Imagine you are coming home from a vacation abroad (somewhere nice, Jamaica maybe?) and you are waiting to get through the customs checkpoint at the airport. Customs agents choose to search you belongings, and start rifling through your things. You, like most Americans tend to be alright with this, especially since […]

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