The advent of crowdsourcing has led to some incredible feats of entrepreneurism—the realization of products, restaurants and services that may have never seen the light of day. It’s also led to one man raising more than $50,000 just to make some potato salad. The thing is, non-serious campaigns—or even serious ones that fail to make good on promises—could face repercussions.
Today’s New York State Register includes a Notice of Proposed Rule Making from the New York State Department of Financial Services (the “NYSDFS”) regarding the regulation of virtual currency (“Regulation of the Conduct of Virtual Currency Businesses,” No. DFS-29-14-00015-P).
At last week’s second annual South by Southwest (“SXSW”) V2V conference, described as “an extension and re-imagining of the legendary SXSW experience with an emphasis on the creative spark that drives entrepreneurial innovation,” three days of educational programming covered various topics of relevance to the legal/privacy community, including net neutrality, data privacy, competitive design, and emerging technologies using big data.
A controversial ruling by a New York judge is stirring up questions as to whether or not email should be protected from extensive search warrants.
Our guest this week is noted computer law guru Orin Kerr, and the podcast is a deep dive into technology and law.
The FTC has issued three new FAQs clarifying the “verifiable parental consent” requirements under the COPPA Rule.
As part of an “investigation of possible conspiracy to commit money laundering” a Judge stated that he perceives “no constitutionally significant difference between the searches of hard drives… and searches of email accounts.”
Last month, the Sixth Circuit ruled that website operators are not liable for content provided by others (User Generated Content or UGC) because of Section 230 immunity under the Communications Decency Act in the Jones v. Dirty World Entertainment decision.
On Friday, the Copyright Board released a decision and certified two SOCAN tariffs, Tariffs 22.D.1 (Internet – Online Audiovisual Services) and 22.D.2 (Internet – User-Generated Content). The years covered by the tariffs are 2007-2013.
“Web scraping” or “web harvesting”—the practice of extracting large amounts of data from publicly available websites using automated “bots” or “spiders”—accounted for 18% of site visitors and 23% of all Internet traffic in 2013.