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Illinois Prohibits Employers from Requiring Employees to Provide Social Networking Passwords By Andrew Crocker – Edited by Michael Hoven H.B. 3782, 97th Gen. Assemb. (Ill. 2012) Bill On August 1, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed H.B. 3782, which amends Illinois’ Right to Privacy in the Workplace law to prohibit employers from “request[ing] or requir[ing] any employee or prospective employee to provide any password or other related account information in order to gain access to the employee’s or prospective employee’s account ... Read More...
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Fourth Circuit Holds that Violating Employer’s Computer Use Restrictions Is Not a CFAA Violation By Andrew Crocker – Edited by Michael Hoven WEC Carolina Energy Solutions, LLC v. Miller, No. 11-1201 (4th Cir. Jul. 26, 2012) Slip opinion On July 26, the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed the South Carolina District Court in holding that Willie Miller’s violation of his employer WEC’s use restrictions on its proprietary computer systems and information was not a violation of the ... Read More...
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Canadian Supreme Court Ends Royalties for Online Music Downloads By Andrew Crocker — Edited by Michael Hoven Entertainment Software Association (ESA) v. Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN), 2012 SCC 34; Rogers Communications Inc. v. SOCAN, 2012 SCC 35, SOCAN v. Bell Canada, 2012 SCC 36. Opinions available at the Supreme Court of Canada. In three copyright decisions on July 12, the Canadian Supreme Court interpreted the scope of rights in musical works under Canada’s Copyright ... Read More...
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Twitter Must Produce Occupy Wall Street Protestor’s Data By Sarah Jeong – Edited by Michael Hoven People of the State of New York v. Malcolm Harris, Docket No. 2011NY080152 (N.Y. Crim. Ct. June 30, 2012) Decision and Order (hosted by the ACLU) The Criminal Court of the City of New York denied Twitter’s motion to quash a subpoena, thereby allowing discovery of defendant Malcolm Harris’s tweets and other non-content information collected by Twitter. On January 26, 2012, the New York ... Read More...
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Supreme Court Upholds the Individual Mandate of the Affordable Care Act By Jie Zhang – Edited by Michael Hoven National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, Nos. 11–393, 11–398 and 11–400 (U.S. June 28, 2012) Slip opinion The Supreme Court partially reversed the Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, which had held that the individual mandate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) was unconstitutional but severable from other provisions of the act, and that the Medicaid ... Read More...
Posted On Jul - 7 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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