A Swedish court has ruled the seizure of two key domains owned by The Pirate Bay, ThePirateBay.se and PirateBay.se. The decision was made after finding out the domains belonged to Pirate Bay co-founder Fredrik Neij, who was arrested last year at the Thailand-Lao border.
A US Federal Court of Appeals ruled on Thursday that the National Security Agency’s collection of American’s phone records is in violation of the Patriot Act. It is the first appellate court ruling on NSA data collection, and contradicts government assertions that the program is legal. Read More
AT&T has filed a lawsuit this week against the Federal Communications Commission, standing out as one of the only ISPs to pursue legal action against the FCC’s net neutrality order. Read More
On Monday, an Ontario court heard arguments about how much of the seized Canadian data can be shared with the US Department of Justice, who is currently looking to extradite Kim Dotcom from New Zealand to face racketeering and money laundering charges. Read More
Internet service providers in the Netherlands will no longer have to retain customer metadata. The District Court of the Hague axed the law earlier this week that required telecommunications providers and ISPs to store customer metadata for a year to aid in law enforcement investigations. Read More
Email service providers (ESPs) may feel vindicated after David-Manuel Santos Da Silva of Canada was indicted this week by a federal grand jury for his involvement with a cybercrime ring. Hackers breached at least eight email service providers in the US between February 2009 and June 2012, stealing proprietary marketing… Read More
A Russian man accused of participating in the largest known data breach ever prosecuted has been extradited to the United States to face his charges, the US Department of Justice announced this week. Read More
A GoDaddy reseller and web design company is suing GoDaddy for use of the “It’s Go Time” slogan, according to a report Friday by DomainNameWire. The lawsuit was filed on Tuesday in Springfield, Ill., where the plaintiff is based. Read More
Ross Ulbricht has been convicted of all seven criminal charges for his role in deep web marketplace Silk Road. The conviction holds him responsible as site operator Dread Pirate Roberts, and prosecutors said Ulbricht had collected over $18 million worth of bitcoins in fees, mostly from drug sales, CBC reports Read More
BMG, the company that owns the publishing rights to music from Super Bowl 2015 Halftime show acts Katy Perry and Lenny Kravitz, as well as many other musicians and songwriters, is suing an American ISP for providing Internet services to copyright infringers.