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 […]

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, […]

Is Internet Access a Human Right?

Posted by Cyberbear on December 4, 2013 in Internet |

Posted By: Robert McManimon The modern international human rights regime is complex. There are, of course, codifications of binding agreements between states found in bilateral and multilateral treaties that discuss the various underpinnings of the legal regime. There are even rights and norms that have been accepted as binding international custom. Whether customary international law […]

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 […]

E-Sovereignty: Internet Governance and National Boundaries

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

Posted by: Jeremiah Chin   The Internet is praised for its ability to facilitate communication across physical boundaries, allowing people to instantaneously video chat, send e-mail or create websites that can be viewed around the world. Yet as this international communication medium expands, it raises important questions of governance in a digital age. Is cyberspace […]

Cybersquatting on Social Media

Posted by Cyberbear on December 4, 2013 in Intellectual Property, Internet, Social Media, Trademark |

Posted By: Jeremiah Chin   Social media began as a way for people to interact across the internet, communicating with friends, family and new people in new ways. Companies have quickly caught on to the heavy use of social media, establishing their brand on Twitter, Facebook and other sites in order to create good will […]

Bitcoins… yay or nay??

Posted by Cyberbear on December 4, 2013 in Internet |

Posted by: Brooks Siegel   Imagine a universal currency where there was minimal human manipulation and where the currency was truer then ever to its genuine value. In our world today the closest thing we have is a currency known as Bitcoins. Bitcoins are the first decentralized digital currency on earth. No government can track […]

Is Online Poker Drawing Dead?

Posted by Cyberbear on December 4, 2013 in Internet |

Posted By: Brooks Siegel   Online poker and gambling are part of the online experience that is growing and showing no signs of slowing down. Speaking specifically on the issue of online poker, there are many issues the United States needs to address to provide a profitable and safe online experience for the country and […]

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 […]

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