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Appeals Court Strikes Down Key Provision of “Net Neutrality”
/ January 14, 2014 2:46 pm
Appeals Court Strikes Down Key Provision of “Net Neutrality”

In what could be a major blow to the concept of net neutrality, a federal appeals court on Tuesday overturned a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rule essentially aimed at keeping Internet service providers from being able to charge content companies to speed the rate of their downloads. The court ruled the FCC doesn't have the authority to prevent the practice of "discrimination" because it hasn't classified broadband Internet as a "common-carrier" service, like traditional phone service. . Read More

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DEW Announces Prize Package for Start-up Competition
/ January 3, 2014 12:18 pm
DEW Announces Prize Package for Start-up Competition

Digital Entertainment World (DEW), the global event focused on monetizing digital content, announced the prize package valued at over $74,000 to be awarded to the winner of the DEW Startup Competition. . Read More

Hypedmusic Shuts Down After Receiving Cease & Desist Notice from RIAA
/ January 2, 2014 3:02 pm
Hypedmusic Shuts Down After Receiving Cease & Desist Notice from RIAA

GigaOm reports that the free music application, Hypedmusic, has shut down after receiving a cease and desist notice from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) alleging that the service is violating copyright. Hypedmusic is an Android, web, and iOS application that allows users to discover music accessible on services like YouTube, SoundCloud, and Tumblr through a simple UI. . Read More

U.S. News Rankings: Loeb, Manatt, Venable & Cooley Top Lists of Best Law Firms for Entertainment, Advertising and Technology
/ December 27, 2013 11:39 am
U.S. News Rankings: Loeb, Manatt, Venable & Cooley Top Lists of Best Law Firms for Entertainment, Advertising and Technology

U.S. News and Best Lawyers announced their 2014 Best Law Firms, a ranking of more than 11,000 firms in the U.S. based on law firms' overall performance in a given practice area. . Read More

Tech Giants Urge World Leaders to Reform Government Surveillance
/ December 9, 2013 2:07 pm
Tech Giants Urge World Leaders to Reform Government Surveillance

Eight of the largest technology giants are calling for the world's governments to reform their Internet surveillance practices, with the goal of limiting their authority to collect user data, implementing checks and balances and making the process transparent. In an open letter, published on the website below as well as in newspaper ads, AOL, Apple, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter and Yahoo laid out five core "principles" in their effort, which they are labeling "Reform Government Surveillance.". Read More

Apple Wins $290 Million from Jury in Patent Retrial Case Filed against Samsung
/ November 22, 2013 5:17 pm
Apple Wins $290 Million from Jury in Patent Retrial Case Filed against Samsung

TechCrunch reports that Samsung has been ordered by a jury to pay $290 million to Apple as part of a $1 billion patent infringement case. Samsung had initially be awarded around $450 million in damages prior to Judge Lucy Koh finding that a portion of the award would be subjected to re-evaluation. . Read More

Google to Pay $17 Million to Settle Privacy Settlement
/ November 18, 2013 4:48 pm
Google to Pay $17 Million to Settle Privacy Settlement

Google has agreed to pay $17 million to settle allegations that it used cookies to secretly track the browsing history of users of Safari web browsers. Thirty-seven states and Washington, DC will share in the settlement, which resulted from a Maryland-led investigation. "Given the many, often undetectable ways personal information can be collected and shared online, consumers need to be able to trust that their privacy preferences will be honored," said Doug Gansler, Maryland's attorney general. . Read More

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