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Spain Passes a “Google Tax,” Analysts Predict it Will be Short-Lived

By Michael Shammas — Edited by Yixuan Long

Spain recently amended its Intellectual Property Law and Code of Civil Procedure to levy fees on aggregators that collect snippets of other webpages. It is at least the third example of a European government fining search aggregators to support traditional print publishing industries, a practice often labeled a “Google tax” because of the disproportionate impact such laws have on the search giant. Some analysts are already predicting that Spain’s new law will fail.


Posted On Nov - 18 - 2014 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Flash Digest: News in Brief

By Cristina Carapezza

Federal Appeals Court Weighs NSA’s Surveillance Program

Argentine Supreme Court Rules on Liability of Internet Intermediaries

3D Printed Plastic Guns Withstand New Ammunition Design


Posted On Nov - 11 - 2014 Comments Off READ FULL POST

District Court Grants a Preliminary Injunction Against Aereo’s Live TV Features 

By: Olga Slobodyanyuk, Edited by: Saukshmya Trichi

On October 23, the District Court for the Southern District of New York granting a preliminary injunction rejected Aereo’s claim that it is a cable system, thus being entitled to a compulsory license. The injunction restrains Aereo from retransmitting live TV retransmission features and copyrighted programs.


Posted On Nov - 4 - 2014 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Flash Digest: News in Brief

By Ariane Moss

Class-Action Lawsuit Filed Against Apple over MacBook Pro GPU Issues

Spain Enacts “Google Tax” Anti-Piracy Law

Virginia Police Can Demand Fingerprint Passcodes


Posted On Nov - 4 - 2014 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Google Appeals Ruling that Use of Java APIs in Android Violates Oracle’s Copyrights

By Katherine Kwong– Edited by Ashish Bakshi

On October 6, Google filed a petition for writ of certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court, asking the Court to rule on whether copyright protections extend to the software’s “system or method of operation,” such as application programming interfaces (APIs). Google urges the Court to overturn the Federal Circuit’s previous decision, arguing that allowing long-term copyrights on systems and methods of operations would stifle innovation and creativity.


Posted On Oct - 28 - 2014 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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