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Federal Circuit Avoids §101 Analysis in Determining Patent Validity By Jacob Rogers – Edited by Lauren Henry MySpace, Inc. v. Graphon Corp., No. 2011-1149 (Fed. Cir. 2012) Slip opinion The Federal Circuit affirmed Northern District of California’s ruling on summary judgment that four of Graphon’s patents were invalid due to either lack of novelty or obviousness under 35 U.S.C. §102 and 35 U.S.C. §103, respectively. The district court found that these patents, which disclose a method for creating and searching ... Read More...
Posted On Mar - 13 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST
A book launch at the MIT Media Lab on February 2, 2012 By Elettra Bietti – Edited by Andrew Segna On the sixth floor of the MIT Media Lab, Rebecca MacKinnon started the presentation of her new book Consent of the Networked: The World Struggle for Internet Freedom by warning us about the threats around the Internet’s future. Are we going toward democracy or toward its opposite? How do we make sure that the Internet evolves in a democratic way? The Internet, ... Read More...
Posted On Mar - 1 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST
By Marsha Sukach EU Court Says Social Networks Cannot Be Forced to Monitor Users The European Court of Justice ruled that social networks cannot be required to monitor users solely for the purpose of stopping piracy, reports CNET. The court said that such a requirement created a complicated and costly burden on the sites, and that it might endanger the privacy of user data by forcing sites to identify and analyze information connected to user profiles. According to the Wall ... Read More...
Posted On Feb - 20 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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
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
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