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Privacy Class Action Against Google Denied
By Sarah O’Loughlin – Edited by Ken Winterbottom

Google, Inc. scored a victory last week when the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California denied class certification to Gmail users attempting to sue the company for violating the privacy rights of hundreds of millions of email users. On March 18, 2014 Judge Koh issued an opinion, finding that the issue of consent is too fundamental to the case and too different among the parties seeking class action status together.

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Posted On Mar - 27 - 2014 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Class Action Suits Filed Against Mt. Gox in the United States and Canada
By Mark Verstraete — Edited by Sarah O’Loughlin

Putative class action suits have been filed against Mt. Gox—the now defunct online bitcoin exchange—in both the United States and Canada. In Febrauary 2014, Mt. Gox halted withdrawals after being hit with a sustained distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. Several days later, it filed for bankruptcy when 850,000 bitcoins were stolen.

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Posted On Mar - 24 - 2014 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Flash Digest: News In Brief
By Shuangjun Wang

World Wide Web inventor seeks to pass a Magna Carta for the Internet

Facebook v. Power Ventures celebrates its six-year anniversary in the Ninth Circuit

Google’s new encryption sends data through China’s Great Firewall

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Posted On Mar - 16 - 2014 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Flash Digest: News In Brief
By Ken Winterbottom

Theft drives former Bitcoin giant Mt. Gox into bankruptcy

Lessig v. Liberation Music Settlement

“Google Tax” scrapped in Italy

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Posted On Mar - 3 - 2014 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Wordpress Sues DMCA Takedown Abusers

Automattic Inc. & Hotham v. Steiner
Automattic Inc. & Retraction Watch, LLC v. Chatwal
By Elise Young – Edited by Alex Shank

Automattic, owner of WordPress.com and a major developer of the WordPress software, has sued two parties for abusing the notice-and-takedown provision of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) and seeks damages under 17 U.S.C. § 512(f). Automattic’s decision to go after parties that use fraudulent copyright takedown notices could mark a shift in how content hosts handle DMCA takedown requests.

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Posted On Dec - 6 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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