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Sixth Circuit Approves Warrantless Tracking of Cell Phone Location By Michael Hoven – Edited by Andrew Crocker United States v. Skinner, No. 09-6497 (6th Cir. Aug. 14, 2012) Slip opinion The Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit upheld a jury’s conviction of Melvin Skinner on two counts related to drug trafficking and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering, rejecting Skinner’s argument on appeal that the district court had wrongly denied his motion to suppress evidence on the ... Read More...
Posted On Aug - 17 - 2012 1 Comment READ FULL POST
Judge Allows Aereo to Continue Providing Broadcast Television over the Internet By Brittany Horth – Edited by Charlie Stiernberg American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc., 12 Civ. 1540 (AJN) (S.D.N.Y. July 11, 2012) Slip opinion Judge Alison J. Nathan of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York denied a request for a preliminary injunction made by a group of broadcast television companies against Barry Diller’s Aereo, a system exclusively available in New York City ... Read More...
Posted On Jul - 23 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Verizon Challenges FCC’s Open Internet Order By Andrew Crocker — Edited by Heather Whitney Brief for Appellants, Verizon v. FCC, No. 11-1355 (D.C. Cir. July 2, 2012) Brief hosted by GigaOm On July 2, Verizon, joined in part by MetroPCS, filed a brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in an appeal of the FCC’s final order adopting its 2010 Open Internet Order, also known as the network neutrality rules. In the brief, ... Read More...
Posted On Jul - 10 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Supreme Court Rules Against the FCC, but Avoids First Amendment Issues By Sarah Jeong – Edited by Jennifer Wong Federal Communications Commission v. Fox Television Stations, Inc., No. 10-1293 (U.S. June 21, 2012) Slip Opinion The Supreme Court ruled last week that the Federal Communication Commission’s (“FCC”) rules on “fleeting expletives” did not give fair notice to networks like Fox and ABC, and were therefore unconstitutionally vague. While all eight justices (Justice Sotomayor recused herself) were unanimous in a judgment ... Read More...
Posted On Jul - 2 - 2012 1 Comment READ FULL POST
Federal Circuit Holds that Apple May Have the Right to a Preliminary Injunction Against Samsung’s Tablet Computers By Jacob L. Rogers – Edited by Charlie Stiernberg Apple, Inc. v. Samsung Elecs. Co., No. 2012-1105 (Fed. Cir. May 14, 2012) Slip opinion The Federal Circuit affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded a decision by the Northern District of California, which had denied Apple a preliminary injunction against Samsung’s smartphones and tablet computers. The Federal Circuit held that the district ... Read More...
Posted On May - 26 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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