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Congress Might Pass A Wacky New Law That Keeps You From REALLY Owning Your Phone

[credit provider=”Flickr/Yeray Hernández” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/yerahg/512587812/sizes/z/”] A petition on the White House’s We The People website recently asked the government to change a new rule that makes it illegal to unlock a cell phone, even after a contract with the carrier is expired.An unlocked cell phone is one that you fully own and […]
Congress Might Pass A Wacky New Law That Keeps You From REALLY Owning Your Phone
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The Law Against Unlocking mobile phones Is An Orwellian Invasion Of Our Liberty

[credit provider=”Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/digitpedia/5166412211/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] Since I called the Librarian of Congress’s decision against unlocking cell phones “the most ridiculous law of 2013,” legal experts, techies, and other readers have written to tell me they, too, consider the restriction an outrageous violation of property rights.In particular, several people asked, “No one would really get […]
The Law Against Unlocking mobile phones Is An Orwellian Invasion Of Our Liberty
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Women Suing ‘Revenge Porn’ Websites Could Use A Creative Legal Strategy

[credit provider=”Screenshot via CBS4 Denver” url=”http://denver.cbslocal.com/2013/02/03/revenge-porn-website-has-colorado-woman-outraged/”] “Revenge porn” websites have been grabbing headlines since 23 women sued Texxxan.com for allegedly violating their privacy by posting nude photos of them.”Revenge porn” sites typically let users post naked photos of their exes or their enemies without their permission.
Women Suing ‘Revenge Porn’ Websites Could Use A Creative Legal Strategy
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A Toddler Dancing To ‘Let’s Go Crazy’ On YouTube Sparked An Epic Legal Fight

[credit provider=”statigr.am/kingnycjohnson” url=”http://statigr.am/p/356003049343783947_274961508″] A closely watched copyright battle over a 29-second YouTube clip of a toddler dancing to the Prince hit “Let’s Go Crazy” may be heading to trial soon, according to the Hollywood Reporter.The toddler’s mum, Stephanie Lenz, sued Universal in 2007 for allegedly sending a meritless “take down” […]
A Toddler Dancing To ‘Let’s Go Crazy’ On YouTube Sparked An Epic Legal Fight
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Pinterest Might Be Enabling Massive Copyright Theft

[credit provider=”Illustration: Kevin Lincoln/Business Insider”] Pinterest is one of the fastest-growing web sites in history.Launched about two years ago, the site already has more than 10 million monthly visitors and, among social networks, is ranked below only Facebook and Tumblr in terms of average time-spent-per-user per month.
Pinterest Might Be Enabling Massive Copyright Theft
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This Horror Story Shows How SOPA Would Be Bad News For Startups

[credit provider=”Business Insider”] Joshua Metzger knows first hand how destructive the Stop Online Piracy Act (and its sister, the Protect IP Act) will be to startups if Congress doesn’t heed the protests and pull the cork on it.He was the lawyer for Veoh, a once high-flying competitor to YouTube that […]
This Horror Story Shows How SOPA Would Be Bad News For Startups