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Archive for February, 2012

By Heejin Choi and Dorothy Du – Edited by Julie Dorais This past August, the Digest summarized some of the legal challenges that major service providers of online music and video streaming faced. Below are updates of select stories: Grooveshark – All Four Major Record Labels Are Now Suing Back in August 2011, the Digest reported that Universal Music Group, a major record label, filed a copyright infringement suit against Grooveshark, the popular music streaming service. Universal accused Grooveshark employees ... Read More...
Posted On Feb - 18 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Written by Raquel Acosta Edited by Adam Lewin Editorial Policy I. Introduction Artificial intelligence (“AI”) is, simply put, “the science and engineering of making intelligent machines.”[1] Quintessential examples of artificially intelligent machines include Hal from 2001 Space Odyssey or the robots from Isaac Asimov’s I, Robot series of short stories. Many of the things we think of when we think of true artificial intelligence — such as understanding nuanced language, solving novel problems, or learning through experience — are just starting to ... Read More...
Posted On Feb - 17 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST
By Andrew Crocker EPIC Sues FTC Over Google’s Impending Privacy Changes The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) has filed suit against the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in an attempt to force the FTC to step in before Google changes its user privacy policy on March 1, reports PC World. EPIC’s complaint alleges that Google’s privacy changes will violate the consent order that the company reached with the FTC last year in settlement of the Commission’s investigation of Google Buzz. EPIC ... Read More...
Posted On Feb - 13 - 2012 1 Comment READ FULL POST
By Charlie Stiernberg What Changed in Google’s Privacy Policy Google recently announced changes to its privacy policy and terms of service, prompting concerns by a bipartisan group of congressmen over the future safety of customer data. Reuters reports that Pablo Chavez, Google’s director of public policy, responded directly to the lawmakers’ questions in a letter, stating that “the updated privacy policy does not allow us to collect any new or additional types of information about users.” The Electronic Frontier Foundation ... Read More...
Posted On Feb - 11 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Federal Circuit Holds That a Computer-Aided Clearinghouse is a Patent-Ineligible Abstract Idea By Laura Fishwick – Edited by Adam Lewin Dealertrack, Inc. v. Huber, Nos. 2009-1566, 2009-1588, 2012 WL 164439 (Fed. Cir. Jan. 20, 2012) Slip Opinion The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California’s grant of summary judgment regarding the invalidity of Dealertrack’s U.S. Patent 7,181,427 (filed Sep. 3, 1997) (“the ’427 patent”), which had claims that covered ... Read More...
Posted On Feb - 9 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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