Internet of Things & Privacy Concerns of the 21st Century

Posted by Cyberbear on November 26, 2013 in Computer Hardware, Internet, Privacy |

Posted by Jonathon Sanchez              In an article published in the Harvard Law Review in 1890, attorneys Louis Brandeis and Samuel D. Warren astutely foresaw the rising need for privacy. The need for privacy arose from how technological change shapes society – in the 1890s the rise of photographs were particularly concerning to the […]

Software Licensing, DRM, and Consumer Rights

Posted by Cyberbear on November 26, 2013 in Computer Software, Copyright Law, Intellectual Property |

Posted by:  Jonathon Sanchez               When you bought a copy of Microsoft’s Windows operating system, you probably thought you did just that. However, Microsoft does not believe it sells you a copy of its software; instead, it emphatically believes that it is merely selling you a license to use a copy of its software […]

Exposing in Order to Protect

Posted by Cyberbear on November 26, 2013 in Computer Software, Copyright Law |

Posted by:  Daniela Madrid   Copyright protects original works expressed in a tangible medium. Under US Copyright law, the protection applies automatically once the work is fixed onto a tangible form of expression. Thus, the work does not need to be registered with the Copyright Office in order for it to receive copyright protection. However, […]

The Future of Cybersquatting

Posted by Cyberbear on November 26, 2013 in Domain Names, Internet, Trademark |

Posted by: Zach Smith   Cybersquatting, or domain squatting, according to the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act is the act of a bad faith intent to profit from the goodwill of another’s trademark, registers, traffics in, or uses a domain name that is identical to, or confusingly similar to distinctive mark. (Anitcybersquatting Act)  The idea is […]

Unique Legal Problem Created By MMORPGS

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

Posted by: Zach Smith   Licensing agreements appear in day-to-day life whether we know it or not.  The proliferation of technology has individuals hitting accept on software license agreements before they even begin to think what it might mean for how they are able to use the software.  In an attempt to lock in both […]

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 […]

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