Legal aspects of technology

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New Net Neutrality Rules

Macdailynews.com quoting The Wall Street Journal: The Federal Communications Commission plans to put forth its new rules on Thursday. The proposal marks the FCC’s third attempt at enforcing ‘net neutrality’ – the concept that all Internet…
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Appointed Apple Monitor Doesn't Like Being Called Out on His BS

Following the farce of a trial over the alleged e-book price-fixing by Apple in its iBooks Store, U.S. District Judge Denise Cote ordered that her friend and relatively new monitor Michael Bromwich oversee e-book pricing reform and regulatory…
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Senate Moving to End Patent Trolling

U. S. Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) has convened a meeting on Capitol Hill to address the widespread and ever-increasing practice of "patent trolling", where shell companies buy patent rights, then wield them against tech companies (and others)…
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Jay-Z Sued for Sampling By Sample Troll

Gigaom is reporting that rapper/NFL agent/Mr. Beyonce Jay-Z is being sued by what can only can be referred to as a "sample troll".  The rapper's 2009 hit "Run This Town" uses samples from a 1969 song, "Hook and Sling". The samples were used…