I have maintained a healthy interest in cybercrimes, cyber risks and related liability exposures, for at least two reasons central to the topics of this blog.
In previous posts, we provided an overview of the Green Paper recently released by the US Department of Commerce’s Internet Policy Task Force (IPTF) and examined the Green Paper’s proposal to attach a full performance right to copyrights in sound recordings. We now explore the IPTF’s support for legislation that will impose felony penalties for unauthorized streaming of copyrighted works to the public.
On October 8, 2013, Sweden issued a report proposing a national action plan for the safe use and management of nanomaterials. The report’s recommendations, as described in the English summary, include specific actions within several categories.
Originally, the Silk Road was a series of routes over which commerce traveled in Asia beginningover 2,000 years ago. Silk, gold, technology, religion and diseases (e.g. bubonic plague) were carried and exchanged over the Silk Road.
In a decisive victory for Google and several co-defendants, a Delaware federal court dismissed the claims of a putative class of individuals who alleged that they were injured by Google’s practice of circumventing certain internet browsers’ cookie blocking software, thereby enabling Google to display targeted advertising.
On 10 October 2013, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that finding the owners of an online news portal liable for offensive comments posted by its users did not violate their right to freedom of expression.
Greta Garbo, as Grusinskaya in Grand Hotel, was famous for saying: “I want to be alone, I just want to be alone.” On Friday September 27, 2013, Governor Jerry Brown signed A.B. 370, which requires an operator of a website or online services that collects “personally identifiable information” to disclose how it responds to “do not track” signals.
He’s in a meeting … She has called another meeting … We have a meeting in 15 minutes.
TMT Round-up: Developments On Unlocked Phones; FTC Backs Do Not Track Standard; German Team Sets Wi-Fi Data Transmission World Record
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration is seeking new regulations that would require wireless carriers to unlock mobile phones, tablets and other devices upon the customer’s request.
As two class actions are pending for violation of the Federal Wire Tap Act against Google and Yahoo! for harvesting contact lists, now it appears that NSA has also been harvesting “hundreds of millions of contact lists from personal e-mail and instant messaging accounts around the world, many of them belonging to Americans.”