Someone Else Owns Your Property Information: The Impact of MLS Copyright Protection

Posted by Cyberbear on April 29, 2015 in Copyright Law, Intellectual Property, Internet |

Posted by: Stephen Mostrom April 18, 2015 In the United States, the real estate industry is driven by brokers. A broker acts as a liaison between buyer and seller, collecting, on average, a 6% fee for selling a home. The seller is willing to pay this fee—more than 90% of residential home sellers do—because the […]

Is Your Company’s Client List Really A Trade Secret? The Answer May Be No.

Posted by Cyberbear on April 29, 2015 in Internet, Trade Secrets |

Posted by: Stepehn Mostrom April 18, 2015 The trade secret may be the most valuable, and most misunderstood, form of intellectual property available to a company today. Customer lists and other similar compilations of information are considered proprietary by many organizations, but are they afforded the protection of law? Some courts say no. To complicate […]

A Game of Piracy and Licenses

Posted by Cyberbear on April 29, 2015 in Computer Software, Copyright Law, Ebooks & Readers, Intellectual Property |

Posted by: Bryan Zhao April 19, 2015 Game of Thrones is one of HBO’s most popular series and a significant driver of income for the company. Recently, the show released its fifth season to viewers, attracting over 8 million viewers. It should have been a resounding success, but that success was dampened by a leak […]

The Illegality of DDoS

Posted by Cyberbear on April 29, 2015 in Computer Crimes, Computer Hardware, Computer Software, Hackers, Internet |

Posted by: Bryan Zhao April 19, 2015 Have you ever wondered why certain websites, despite being backed by companies with a seemingly endless budget, can slow to a halt or even seemingly disappear for hours, days, or even longer at a time? While sometimes the crash in access is caused by innocuous sources, such as […]

Twitch and Copyright Liability

Posted by Cyberbear on April 29, 2015 in Copyright Law, DMCA, Internet, Video Games |

Posted by: Bryan Zhao April 19, 2015 Twitch.tv is a website that provides video gamers with a centralized location to share and stream their video game experiences with others. Another blog post about Twitch is available on this site here. In August of 2014, Twitch was purchased by Amazon for roughly $970 million in cash. […]

Exploring the Deep Web

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

Posted by Shemmyla Green April 19, 2015   We are living in a menacing world today where our every move is tracked and our most personal and valuable information is copied and stored. Our phones track our locations. Our credit card transactions track our purchases. Our Internet searches track our interest and inquiries. Every technological device […]

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, […]

Apps and Jurisdiction: Are apps automatically creating personal jurisdiction for app creators?

Posted by Cyberbear on April 28, 2015 in Internet, Litigation, Mobile Phones |

Posted by: David Medina April 19, 2015   The law on internet jurisdiction has been complicated from day one. Prior to the internet, a company’s actions had to be fairly deliberate to cause them to be exposed to personal jurisdiction in a given state. The reason for such a relatively strict rule was that otherwise, […]

Periscope vs. HBO

Posted by Cyberbear on April 28, 2015 in Computer Software, Copyright Law, DMCA, Intellectual Property, Internet |

Posted by: Marcus Beecher April 19, 2015 On March 26, 2015, Twitter released Periscope. Periscope allows users to broadcast what they (or their devices) are seeing in real-time to their followers. The makers of Periscope intend the app to become “a way of discovering the world through someone else’s eyes,” or, in different words, a […]

Our Changing Perception of Privacy

Posted by Cyberbear on April 28, 2015 in Internet, Privacy, Social Media |

Posted by: Vikram Amritraj April 19, 2015 Today, we generally think about the concept of privacy as something of an inherent right. Just the thought of others having access to our intimate actions or thoughts invokes a sense of intrusion and unrest. However, this was not always the case, and the social notion of ‘privacy’ […]

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