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A Right To Be Forgotten

Several European countries want individuals to be able to control data about themselves online. The European Union (EU) has already endorsed clarifying the so-called ‘right to be forgotten’ (“the right of individuals to have their data no longer processed and deleted when they are no longer needed for legitimate purposes”) and greatly expanding…

Geohot in Hot Water

It appears Sony’s favorite hacker is getting creative, not at his computer screen, but in the courtroom. George Hotz, a.k.a. “geohot” in the hacking community, is claiming he had no knowledge that Sony Computer Entertainment of Amercia (SCEA) ever existed.

Apple’s SMS Censorship Technology

By: Alden Hinds Cell phones have propagated throughout the populace to become an essential device for communication. As their popularity and functionality has increased, users have abandoned other technologies, and have established a high level of dependency upon cell phones to maintain and establish human interactions. According to data released by the Cellular Telephone Industries […]

Political Speech and DMCA Takedowns: An Imperfect Balance

By: Jarred Taylor If you follow election campaigns, you’re likely familiar with the idea of the October surprise.  The term refers to a last-minute revelation that forces a candidate’s campaign into crisis response mode, at a time when the slightest hiccup might derail their success.  Take, for example, California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman’s recent woes […]

COICA: A Potential Shift in Intellectual Property Law

By Natch Greyes Tomorrow, September 30, 2010 the Senate Committee on the Judiciary will consider S.3804: Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeit Act (COICA). Senators Leahy (D-VT) and Hatch (R-UT), two Senators who typically work in tandem on intellectual property, are the main drivers of this bill, but COICA has garnered support from everywhere along the […]

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