Though Authors Guild v. Google decision will undoubtedly be unpopular with some groups, Judge Leval likely believes that a flexible and broad fair use tradition will only enliven the exchange of ideas and even the market for books.
Increased use of electronic devices and the sheer capacity of electronic storage has led the Supreme Court to acknowledge the special considerations such devices require when privacy concerns are implicated.
With stringent restrictions limiting the amount that individuals can invest, it seems the SEC might not have accomplished all that was hoped for in the last three and a half years.
The private search exception to the Fourth Amendment has been universally accepted, but this exception is facing new problems in how it applies to computers, smartphones, and other electronic devices.
Since its inception in 2014, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (“CISA”)
Complications in Machinima: Using Video Game Footage to Generate Cinematic Productions and Potential Conflicts with Copyright Law
Despite the inherent risk of copyright infringement associated with machinima, prospective machinimators do have options. Particularly if they do not intend to commercialize their projects, many machinimators will likely be protected by end user license agreements provided by video game companies.
Despite the prevalence of patent trolls and widespread support for reform, we have yet to see any significant action by Congress.
For decades, innovators and science fiction enthusiasts have predicted the advent of a flying car, but until recently, that vision has remained just that, a vision. Flying cars, however, may not be as far away as once thought.
American companies have no choice but to operate in the European Union, and the European Union may now have the authority it needs to push back against lax American data security regulations.
Letz’s holding sounds promising for fair use, but spells more of the same when it comes to takedown notice practices.
As tens of thousands of babies continue to be born through IDF in the U.S. and same-sex relationships become increasingly accepted, lawyers will have the opportunity to play a role in defining what these new relationships will mean for family law issues such as adoption, divorce, surrogacy, and inheritance.
Even if trust and intimacy increase and technology makes virtual interaction more and more like reality, perhaps there is something about true face-to-face human connection that will never be replaceable. However, there is undoubtedly huge potential for Online Dispute Resolution to thrive under the correct circumstances.
Despite leaders of both China and the U.S. offering optimistic prognoses for cooperation between both nations, it appears Chinese Americans, especially Chinese Americans employed in defense, tech, and energy sectors, can expect little relief from intense government scrutiny.
To prevent opportunistic webcasters from striking below-market direct licensing agreements with record labels the Copyright Royalty Judges should carefully consider the context in which the direct licensing agreements were struck.
By focusing on the number of high-speed internet providers in a particular region, representation of a consumer’s overall lack of choice is distorted.
As many countries struggle with the interactions of encryption and policing, India takes a bold step.
Consent Apps such as Good2Go must rethink their entire approach to consent if they would like to become relevant or even effective in the fight against sexual assault on university campuses.
With Governor Brown’s veto, the commercial drone industry scores a victory in California.
In oral arguments today, Microsoft fights to limit the international reach of warrants for private data. The decision could have far-reaching consequences as to data privacy, Cloud computing, foreign relations law and the extraterritoriality of search warrants.
Although European antitrust authorities continue to investigate Google’s advertising and bundling practices, the odds of a Microsoft-like agreement increase.
The FCC’s new rule prohibiting internet-service providers (ISP) from slowing down applications or services is being challenged by on multiple fronts.
While Twitter has neither a legal obligation to censor its users nor an imposed requirement to protect free speech, its use of anti-harassment tools is commendable.
The Danger of “Just & Reasonable” Net Neutrality Rules: The Potential Toothlessness of the FCC’s New Rules
While the FCC’s new “just and reasonable” net neutrality rule is a step in the right direction toward an open Internet, it is not a clear victory for net neutrality advocates.