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Tue, 16 Nov 2010 23:37:48 +0000Time was when having "the talk" with your kids meant the birds and the bees. Nowadays parents also have to be ready to explain shoe- and underwear-bombers, molotov toothpaste, and the touchy-feely TSA.
Tue, 09 Nov 2010 11:37:40 +0000Easter eggs in December? When Santa brings the XBox Kinect, cheap, sophisticated video conferencing comes along for the ride.
Mon, 08 Nov 2010 05:03:47 +0000Checking in? Check out how law and businesses will respond to the rise of location services.
Tue, 21 Sep 2010 06:54:56 +0000Proposed new legislation would strip domain access from sites 'dedicated to infringing activities,' cutting through the red tape of due process, sovereignty, and property rights.
Mon, 20 Sep 2010 06:57:26 +0000Parents routinely fear creepy online individuals, but creepy online data collection and sales practices are commonplace and rarely exposed, discussed, and considered.
Sun, 19 Sep 2010 14:37:18 +0000Facebook ads are notoriously and comically off-base. But even when they pique our interest, in today's multi-option environment they are likely to sell something for a competitor.
Tue, 14 Sep 2010 10:58:11 +0000ACTA negotiations are coming to a close, but even without it, nothing prevents repressive governments from seizing dissident computers on the pretext of infringement on U.S. copyrights. Do we really need to amplify opportunities for abuse?
Mon, 13 Sep 2010 11:52:33 +0000The software Timothy Vernor tried to sell was supposed to have been destroyed due to subsequent upgrades. This would have been a sounder basis for the 9th Circuit's decision than the fact the EULA restricted sales, transfers, and copying.
Wed, 02 Dec 2009 12:45:03 +0000Chief privacy officers from Yahoo!, IBM, and Comcast, as well as CDT's public policy guru, weigh in on where things stand with privacy as social network usage becomes ubiquitous.
Sat, 13 Jun 2009 08:34:01 +0000Mike Arrington couldn't get his name as a Facebook username when registration opened on 6/12/09. Here are six things you should know if you're in the same boat.
Thu, 11 Jun 2009 09:05:24 +0000Drew Wilson at Zero Paid points out that Napster celebrates its 10th birthday this month. The Globe and Mail takes a deeper look in its Download Decade series.
Tue, 02 Jun 2009 08:53:57 +0000Microsoft's new Bing Search engine displays full length thumbnail videos -- with sound, stripped of ads. This appears to be the broadest "universal video search" yet, and may exceed the recognized bounds of fair use.
Sat, 30 May 2009 08:46:29 +0000American University's Center for Social Media is working to lend some certainty to the amorphous doctrine of "fair use."
Sat, 08 Nov 2008 10:13:12 +0000While John McCain recently complained about Google's application of the DMCA, Barack Obama has been quietly employing a Creative Commons license for his Flickr photostream.
Wed, 08 Oct 2008 10:43:38 +0000There's a new GMail Labs app: Mail Goggles, by GMail engineer Jon Perlow:When you enable Mail Goggles, it will check that you're really sure you want to send that late night Friday email. And what better way to check than by making you solve a few simple math problems after you click send to verify you're in the right state of mind?
Fri, 25 Jul 2008 08:39:33 +0000Over at ZDNet's Feeds, Jennifer Leggio walks us through a cease and desist email she recently received. The email suggested her blog's use of the term "branded community" might constitute trademark infringement.
Wed, 02 Jul 2008 11:57:43 +0000I'm not a fan in general of sites that create a listing or profile for you, hoping you'll eventually claim and/or correct it. This tactic, neither user-centric nor user-driven, is insidious for at least three reasons:inaccuracies proliferate,privacy is frequently jeopardized, andusers are required to invest considerable time and supply yet more personal data in an effort to remedy 1 and 2.
Mon, 16 Jun 2008 09:44:20 +0000Saul Hansell reports today that the Associated Press "will, for the first time, attempt to define clear standards as to how much of its articles and broadcasts bloggers and Web sites can excerpt without infringing on The A.P.
Sat, 24 May 2008 00:15:39 +0000Community and content management don't void a site's immunity under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. Participation in an unlawful act does.
Wed, 21 May 2008 10:14:31 +0000Though it could scarcely be more cumbersomely named — the Transatlantic Information Law Symposium — this upcoming (and free) program at Stanford Law School looks excellent, featuring such big thinkers as Mark Lemley and Stefan Bechtold, and such big topics as privacy, free speech, the future of Internet regulation, and one that looks particularly intriguing from the standpoint of social media and attention: property vs. contract to govern online behavior.