Legal Issues

Judiciary Committee Approves Online Copyright Enforcement Bill

November 19, 2010 — The US Senate Judiciary Committee has approved a controversial bill that would give the authorities dramatic new copyright enforcement powers allowing it to take down entire domains “dedicated to online piracy” rather than just targeting files that actually infringe copyright law. The bipartisan Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (or COICA) is designed to also provide law enforcement with tools to stop often foreign-owned and operated sites selling counterfeit goods. Read More

University Begins Reporting All P2P Users to the Police

Georgia’s Valdosta State University has updated its network with software that can pinpoint students who use P2P software. The university is committed to stop file-sharing on its network even if that results in prison sentences for students. Offenders will be disciplined by the school and then handed over to the… Read More

The Law Is Coming to Social Media's Wild West

Since we are all living through this great wave of social change, it’s not really possible to predict exactly where we are headed. Privacy issues and rights are very different today than before the arrival of social media, and social media boundaries are constantly being tested — and now regulated.n nInternet… Read More

AboveNet Offers Custom Network for Law Firms

October 6, 2010 — Connectivity solutions provider AboveNet announced on Monday it has launched a new campaign that helps law firms connect to business hubs and clients in the US and European metro markets over secure, private, fiber optic networks. Read More

Feds Charge 37 in Connection with $3M Zeus Trojan Fraud

September 30, 2010 — Federal and state authorities charged several individuals involved in an international cyber-crime ring that, according to evidence unveiled in a Manhattan federal courtroom, used the Zeus trojan to gain personal information, and to steal more than $3 million from US bank accounts. Read More

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