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Weekly Links: April 17-23, 2011

Another busy week has already passed us by!  Here’s what’s been on our radar in the last seven days.

Fodder for a “Social Network: PREQUEL”? [via New York Times]

Domain squatting 1-800 numbers. [via Boing Boing]

Phone searching at traffic stops. [via TechDirt]

Apple sues Samsung over several IP claims on Galaxy phones and tablets.  [via Engadget]

Weird Al’s Gaga-Saga and analysis.  [via Weird Al and Technically Legal] [original post from Al]

Apple tracking iPhones?! Gasp! [via Boing Boing]

Senators question Apple over iPhone tracking. [via Ars Technica]

Nielson says Mobile users are uneasy about mobile devices and privacy. [Ars Technica]

U.S. shuts down several poker websites in one fell swoop.  [via cnet]

America [tries] to invents a new patent statute. [via Patent Hawk]

FTC says that kids are denied purchasing “M-rated games” 87% of time. [via Ars Technica] and [original FTC release]

Grooveshark tells Apple, Google, and the RIAA that its services comply with the law. [Ars Technica]

Comments Off Posted in: Weekly Links on April 25, 2011

Episode 96: A new streaming model?

Zediva gets sued by several movie studios and France wants Google to save your personal information for a year (if you live in France).

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Zediva Gets Sued by the Movie Studios

Zediva’s new movie rental model

Zediva gets sued by the studios

The complaint

Google Challenges New French Requirement to Store Personal Information For a Year, Including Passwords(?!)

Article

Comments Off Posted in: Podcast on April 11, 2011

Weekly Links: April 3rd – 9th, 2011

Another busy week has already passed us by!  Here’s what’s been on our radar in the last seven days.

Pirated Android Apps and Freeloaders. [via Slashdot]

Google to buy Nortel IP? [via Google Blog]

Judge in Chicago does not like the mass p2p lawsuits. [via Ars Technica]

Court denies request to subpoena information from Twitter and Facebook.  [via the Technology and Marketing Law Blog]

Tracking using data from a cell phone in Germany.  [via Zeit.de]

Verizon v. FCC Net Neutrality challenge thrown out of DC Circuit on procedural grounds. [via Ars Technica]

Some questionable Toyota advertising taken down after Apple complained. [via The Next Web]  and [via Daring Fireball]

Pandora says a grand jury is looking into Apple and Android Apps. [via Tuaw]

Zediva’s clever DVD-streaming business model to be challenged in court. [via Ars Technica]

Google sues France over data retention laws. [via Google]

Yahoo! found liable for searchable content in Italy. [via Slashdot]

9th Circuit (re)affirms ruling on laptop searches at the US borders. [via Tech Dirt]

Time Warner and Viacom go to court over iPad streaming issues. [via The Guardian (UK)]

The FTC and DOJ seem to be interested in Google search engine antitrust issues. [via Reuters]

The DOJ approves Google’s acquisition of ITA (the travel search company) with some conditions. [via TechCrunch]

Comments Off Posted in: Links, Weekly Links on April 11, 2011

Weekly Links: March 27th – April 2

Welcome to our new “Weekly Links” feature!  In this new feature, we share “what’s on our radar” in a blog post each Saturday or Sunday with links to the stories in our podcast e-mail thread.  If we missed any stories, please feel free to note them in the comments.

Righthaven sues, then dismisses case against Eriq Gardner over Ars Technica article. [via Ars Technica and Technically Legal]

Sprint officially opposes AT&T&T-Mobile merger. [via LA Times]

Groupion sues Groupon over trademark issues. [via Technology & Marketing Law]

Amazon launches cloud media player; do they need licenses? [via Ars Technica]

Parents sue Facebook over photos of deceased daughter. [via ZDNet blog]

Massachusetts fines company $110k under new data breach law. [via Slashdot]

Google settles its FTC inquiry over Buzz privacy mishap. [via FTC] [proposed settlement]

Massachusetts tries to close obscentiy loophole that implicates obscene electronic messages. [via The Boston Globe]

Google launches “+1″ service — social results ranking. [via TechCrunch]

Microsoft files antitrust complaint against Google in the European Commission. [via The Guardian]

Facebook sued for $1B over offensive page removal. [via TechCrunch]

Comments Off Posted in: Links, Weekly Links on April 4, 2011

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